National Renewable Energy Lab - Overall a great place to work | Glassdoor
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  • "Lots of bureaucracy and subject to political whims" (in 6 reviews)

  • "They will lie to you and make you think you have a chance of full time employment: it never happens" (in 5 reviews)

Employee Review

Employee Review

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"Overall a great place to work"

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Current Employee - Engineer I in Golden, CO
Current Employee - Engineer I in Golden, CO
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at National Renewable Energy Lab full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Flexibility to explore realms of science relevant to your job description. With the correct connections, motivation, and foundational capability you really can work on anything related to the laboratories mission

Cons

As a non-profit, and specifically due to the way the DOE budgets, projects and management can become political. This does not significantly diminish the breadth and quality of research/work but is a definite con.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Specialist IV-Accounting"

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    Current Contractor - Accounts Payable in Golden, CO
    Current Contractor - Accounts Payable in Golden, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Renewable Energy Lab as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Supporting the research for renewable energies

    Cons

    Disconnections between the Lab & CFO departments

    Advice to Management

    Forus on team building between departments


  2. "NREL is all about people and ideas"

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    Current Employee - Senior Energy Analyst in Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Energy Analyst in Golden, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Renewable Energy Lab full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great mission and many great people.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy and subject to political whims.

    Advice to Management

    Please walk the halls as much as you can.

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