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"Excellent professional development opportunities"

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Former Employee - Post-Bachelors Research Associate in Richland, WA
Former Employee - Post-Bachelors Research Associate in Richland, WA
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I worked at PNNL full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great training, good starting salary, government benefits. All around great people

Cons

Working for the government has a lot of guidelines.

Other Employee Reviews for PNNL

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Like a Freelance Within a Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Communication Specialist in Richland, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Communication Specialist in Richland, WA
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    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at PNNL full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Communication specialists are expected to find their own work, which gives them the freedom to work for the scientists and engineers who are most pleasant and interesting, and avoid working with those who are difficult and arrogant.

    Cons

    Communications specialists are expected to find their own work, and when project budgets are tight, it is hard to stay "billed." It pits the team of communications specialists against one another in finding work. The team spirit disappears and is replaced with survival of the fittest. Staff competence is judged on whether they can find work within the company and charges to the overhead budget is watched carefully. Instead of the survival of the most skilled, competent, and pleasant to work with type of staff member surviving, it is often the type who have no scruples about backstabbling or stealing the work of others who survive. All in all, it makes for a very stressful workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Assigning communications specialists to specific directorates or divisions would help make matrixed staff a part of their teams, although it doesn't solve the problem of staying billed during tight budgeted times. A discussion of this problem of staying billed would be helpful, and perhaps the manager could be the clearinghouse for work requests, so that these assignments can be shared among staff who are low on billable work. Flexiblility to work less hours if there is nothing to do would also help, although that may be unlawful for a fulltime employee.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Limited opportunities for carrier growth"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Richland, WA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Richland, WA
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at PNNL full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and all benefits

    Cons

    Llimited opportunities for professional development and carrier growth

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