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"a great place for science"

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Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA
Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA
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I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

nice and open working environment, talent and friendly people

Cons

too few onsite cafe, no gym

Other Employee Reviews for Lawrence Berkeley Lab

  1. Helpful (1)

    "lots of interesting people, way too much beaurocracy"

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    Former Contractor - Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA
    Former Contractor - Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lawrence Berkeley Lab as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great collaboration with UC Berkeley professors/students
    State-of-the-art facilities (ALS, NCEM, etc)
    Lots of smart people with great ideas
    Lots of opportunities for collaboration
    Epicurian serves great cafetaria food

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy
    1:1 ratio of scientists to administrators
    Too much overhead
    Hard to make the transition from post-doc to staff scientist
    Pay structure for postdocs completely unfair (some get $30-40k while others get $80-90k)

    Advice to Management

    Postdocs are not slave labor!


  2. "Positive, well organized, a little bit bureaucratic in the decision-making process."

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people passionate about making the world a better place.

    Cons

    Decision-making process is slowed down by disjointed relationship with the department of energy.

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