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"Great environment to work and learn as a young professional."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Batavia, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Batavia, IL
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Fermilab full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great benefits, great and knowlegdeable individuals to work with and learn from. Fermilab is a great place to gain experience. The work hardly ever gets boring and most of all, you get to think out of the box all the time coming up with designs for intruments that are very unique.

Cons

Can be a little laid back. The initial salary is competitive and up there with industry, but actually salary growth can be slow. Moving up the ranks can take some time too, but technical accuity is important for moving up over here.

Advice to Management

Continue doing a great job.

Other Employee Reviews for Fermilab

  1. "Mentally Challenging, but Wallet Challenging"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Batavia, IL
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Batavia, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fermilab full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy the work, lots of variety, The great work environment of the past is rapidly disappearing. I enjoy the vast majority of my coworkers, and look forward to each day. The lab sure has changed for the worse over the last 10 years.

    Cons

    Low Salaries, which did NOT keep up with neighboring industry. The original great benefits have been chipped away to below average benefits at best. With annual layoffs the last several years caused by Dept. of Energy budget problems, the future looks bleak. The claim that they value their best asset, their employees, simply is not backed up by their actions.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the current employees. Once broken up, this team will be exceptionally difficult to rebuild.


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    "Fermilab - used to be a great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Batavia, IL
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Batavia, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fermilab full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    work with some of the smartest folks on the planet. Good benefits. Very casual, campus-like work environment.

    Cons

    The computing division is very silo'd. You will get good at your one job, but will have your hand slapped if you get caught trying to do something outside of your dept. You won't be doing your IT career much good by working for Fermilab for a long time.
    The re-orgs every 6 months get pretty old too.
    THey just replaced all of the desktop support people with Dell managed services, which had the effect of gutting morale for the remaining IT departments. Everyone is in job-saving mode, and nobody is very interested in working together.
    The salary freeze is getting old too.

    Advice to Management

    Stop re-orging. Silo'd organizations are outdated.

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