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"Very positive, open minded environment with a good attitude."

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

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

Pros

Great food, environment, very green minded. Person experience with boss: more lenient than industry, good health insurance, vacation & sick days, etc. Interesting stuff, have learned a lot.

Cons

Frequently shrouded in fog (on the hill), bureaucratic beyond anything else I've experienced, sometimes can't take days off due to experiment overriding personal life.

Advice to Management

If there is a day where we will be let out early, please let us know earlier than the hour in which we are free to leave. Scientists in the middle of experiments rarely get to enjoy the luxury.

Other Employee Reviews for Lawrence Berkeley Lab

  1. Helpful (1)

    "a great place for science"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends

    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


  2. 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!


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