Los Alamos National Laboratory - Decent pay, but very hard to get anything substantial accomplished | Glassdoor
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"Decent pay, but very hard to get anything substantial accomplished"

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Former Intern - Undergraduate Intern in Los Alamos, NM
Former Intern - Undergraduate Intern in Los Alamos, NM
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory as an intern (More than 5 years)

Pros

Good pay and job security and good if you are a scientist. There are lots of different types of work if you qualify for them, so you can move around if you get bored.

Cons

Los Alamos is a boring town with very little to do and has created a very strange corporate culture. The lab is large, unwieldy, and generally mismanaged. Not good for non-scientists.

Other Employee Reviews for Los Alamos National Laboratory

  1. "Professionally stunted, taken advantage of"

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    Current Employee - Network Security Engineer in Los Alamos, NM
    Current Employee - Network Security Engineer in Los Alamos, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Los Alamos National Laboratory full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The lab has excellent benefits and provides a good work/life balance, but their salaries are hardly competitive--particularly if you are a student being converted into a full-time staff member.

    Cons

    Slow-moving, very behind the curve, extremely political. There is too much focus on hyper-specialization and not enough on being a generalist when it comes to support staff.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about talent.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Los Alamos, NM
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Los Alamos, NM
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Los Alamos National Laboratory full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are lots of fun and smart people to work with. Lots to learn, and good compensation. It's a great for students who are in school or just out of school.

    Cons

    Current economic situation has greatly decreased budgets causing many people to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Don't support your students and then let them go upon graduating.

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