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"Great People, Great "Campus", Laid Back"

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Former Contractor - Web Specialist in Menlo Park, CA
Former Contractor - Web Specialist in Menlo Park, CA
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Positive Outlook

I worked at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

The people are all awesome and smart, but also fun and quirky. You will learn A TON just from going to lunch with co-workers. The hours are pretty flexible depending on your schedule.

Cons

The traffic can be bad on 280/Sand Hill Road before and after work, and other than the cafeteria there aren't many food options close by unless you drive.

Other Employee Reviews for SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Fun - throwback to another time"

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    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being an employee of Stanford; beautiful setting; some very smart people; very laidback; everybody friendly and mostly helpful; Buildings out of the 1960s, many do not meet ADA and the décor is cast-off Salvation Army/ Good Will, but eccentrically quaint

    Cons

    the relationship with Stanford is a positive experience that with the DOE awful, procedures and forms layer upon layer; very hard to move forward; Many people in key positions have been there their entire careers and have wives, children, nephews etc. all working there; key people from outside almost always come from government or other labs and are just as backward; There are no big bonus structures or Pay for Performance; a 7% bonus is considered earth-shattering; Raises are small and generally the non-scientific staff are below market rate; many of the business procedures are from another time, say 50 or 60 years ago

    Advice to Management

    Need to crank up the Stanford relationship and Work For Others; Need to up the bar and clean house especially in IT and some of the Admin areas


  2. "One of the best experiences"

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    Current Intern - Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great mentors. People are happy to help. Free Gym. Soccer during lunch time everyday. Shower available.

    Cons

    Sometimes, mentors could be too busy with meetings and conferences that availability is limited.
    Most of job openings are for PHD + level or 5+ year experience; therefore, interning here doesn't usually imply a full-time offer.


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