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"Not Great and Not Horrible"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

- Excellent health/retirement benefits
- Salary OK
- Tuition assistance (with approved application)
- Variety of projects to work on

Cons

- top-heavy on management
- have surprisingly seen males condescend to females in various settings especially around knowledge/experience
- incompetent managers promoted based on politics/managing up/networking/longevity rather than proven skills and experience
- a lot of infighting between groups for resources and budget, internally competitive environment, management groups hostile and negative toward each other

Advice to Management

- base promotion on proven skills, in-depth experience, true management skills rather than on longevity or the buddy system
- clean up middle management, remove incompetent managers from positions where they do harm
- promote a culture of working together, remove factors that promote infighting for resources
- focus on fostering/training project management skills

Other Employee Reviews for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Changed a lot over the years"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrator in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Administrator in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ability to change careers, benefits, competitive salary, exercise classes/facilities.

    Cons

    Management stifles upward movement, salary freeze, inconsistent promotion of worklife balance across the Lab.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Pleasant life/work balance"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems and Network Senior Associate in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Systems and Network Senior Associate in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good retirement compensation (401K, 9.5%-11.5% contribution of pre-tax salary) Many projects to work on. Some are very fascinating. Very relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Far-too relaxed environment. Very federated. Groups working at cross-purposes. Poor career advancement by way of committees of people that don't know you, strange.

    Advice to Management

    There are far too many of you. Get out of the way. Seek the expertise of your employees.

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