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"LLNL is a great place to work for top scientific research. It is equipped with some of the best facilities in the world"

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Former Intern - Computational Physicist in Livermore, CA
Former Intern - Computational Physicist in Livermore, CA
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I worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Some of the best facilities in the world. If you want to perform cutting edge research, this is the place to come.

Cons

Bureaucratic system of management due to being a government entity.

Advice to Management

Find some way to limit restriction on innovation. It gets depressed when great minds must go through so many doors with something as low level as an idea.

Other Employee Reviews for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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    "A nice place to work."

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    Current Employee - Computer Scientist in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Computer Scientist 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

    The best part of working for LLNL are the smart Co-workers. It's a pleasure to work with really brilliant people that want to help.

    LLNL also provides a sane work-life balance. They expect you to work hard while you are there but at 5:00 you should go home and live you life. If you have a family or a life outside of work this is a good place to work.

    Cons

    LLNL is slow to change. While this consistency is sometimes a virtue at other times it will drive you crazy. There is just too much management. This layers of management tend to make policies that stifle innovation and efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the red tape and the amount of management.


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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
    Recommends
    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

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