Lawrence Berkeley Lab - Too much technology, too little science? | Glassdoor
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"Too much technology, too little science?"

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Current Employee - Graduate Student Research Assistant in Berkeley, CA
Current Employee - Graduate Student Research Assistant in Berkeley, CA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab part-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Cool work, big budgets. The lab has the potential to get the most out of graduate student researchers (its better when the division head is also a professor).

Cons

No clear vision for work, no freedom to find own way. Instead of allowing grad students to explore out of the way ideas, they are treated as cheap labor.

Advice to Management

Better communication

Other Employee Reviews for Lawrence Berkeley Lab

  1. "Working @ LBL"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lawrence Berkeley Lab part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice location: full of nature and it's just behind a quiet Berkeley residence area (north side of the campus). Frequent shuttle service so you don't need a car if you live in Berkeley area or don't mind commuting. Reasonably good pay as it is a national lab. Great machine/electronic shops with skilled engineers. Full of options to search for spare parts or NIM modules!

    Cons

    If you drive a car to your work, getting a parking space is a pain. You must come very early in the morning, and you cannot leave in mid-day because someone will take your spot...


  2. "Okay Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Berkeley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn stuff

    Cons

    Stifling Bureaucracy; top heavy organization.

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