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"Excellent environment to work in surrounded by a diverse collection of scientific talent."

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Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA
Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA
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I worked at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

High level or research and discourse. Excellent facilities to carry out a research plan. Small, walkable campus (assuming you can handle hills) makes collaboration easier. Proximity to the UC Berkeley campus also allows for strong collaborations with faculty on campus. Lab bus system makes the city of Berkeley very accessible, and run reliably enough to rely on as a primary mode of commute transportation.

Cons

A bit too tied to government money, making funding very volatile. There are increasingly less DOE-funded positions, making most researchers tied to soft money, making it difficult to have a career-length outlook. Space can also be an issue depending on division, and is not evenly distributed across divisions and groups.

Other Employee Reviews for Lawrence Berkeley Lab

  1. "Boring work yet great work environment and inspiring people"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work with brilliant people, great pay, flexibility

    Cons

    sometimes the work was boring, standard administrative job


  2. "Great place for science"

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

    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong scientific community and access to a wide assortment of the best instruments and technical experts. Lots of great talks up the hill and down the hill at UC berkeley

    Cons

    Government shutdowns, excessive amounts of safety training videos, government bureaucracy, no alcohol allowed on premises (most holiday parties take place off-site).

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