Employee Review

  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great work-life balance and meaningful projects

    Sep 9, 2020 - Senior Computer Scientist in Livermore, CA
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    Pros

    Work-life balance is excellent, management is flexible, mission focus means work is meaningful. Response to Covid-19 has been excellent and supportive.

    Cons

    Big lab, things change slowly, especially when reacting to fast-changing outside world, so you have to be persistent and apply the broken-record approach to get management to move in new directions. However, I've been here many years and have seen many positive improvements in uptake of technologies, stance towards open source software and other aspects related to software development and engineering.

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Place to Work!

    May 17, 2021 - Treatment Operator in Livermore, CA
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    Pros

    Work Life Balance is great

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Best decision of my career

    May 11, 2021 - Research Scientist in Livermore, CA
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    Pros

    World-class science, great work environment, great salaries, great work/life balance. Mission driven institution with clear objectives. Accepting to join the LLNL team has been the best decision of my career! The lab is managed in a smart way, PIs and leaders (all the way to the top) regularly communicate with employees. It feels like the perfect mix between a university and a big corporation (without the cons). For young researchers, postdocs are considered as actual employees, with full benefits (retirement plan, real salary to live comfortably in the Bay Area, etc.) which creates less discrimination among the researchers contrary to what is seen at most other research institutions.

    Cons

    The lab has less visibility than other world-famous research institutions despite doing world-class science. This is because some projects are classified which prevent publications and publicity. For some researchers not being able to publish could be a deal-breaker.

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