Uchicago Argonne - Independence, high quality research facilities, the pace of work is slow | Glassdoor
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"Independence, high quality research facilities, the pace of work is slow"

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Current Employee - Director's Postdoctoral Fellow in Lemont, IL
Current Employee - Director's Postdoctoral Fellow in Lemont, IL
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Pros

Excellent compensation and benefits package as compared to similar organizations. The advantage of living in a suburb near Chicago. High quality life. Excellent research facilities and people are generally very helpful towards post-docs. Overall a good place to make a lifelong career if you can find a permanent position.

Cons

Pace of work is slow mainly because of the amount of paperwork involved. No clear guidance on transition to a permanent position. Many times you have to generate your own work otherwise you can be here for two years and have nothing to show for it.

Advice to Management

Please make an effort to provide clear career guidance to new post-docs. The post-doctoral programs office does it but they have limited leverage. Post-docs need to hear it from their supervisors.

Other Employee Reviews for Uchicago Argonne

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Turnover and office politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lemont, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lemont, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Uchicago Argonne full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great health benefits. Decent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Managment was fine to good until they brought in a "house cleaner" who hasn't been able to keep a coherent team together since laying of a very high percent of their direct reports. People start and then keep leaving, and any positive perception that Argonne staff had seems to have disappeared.


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues and research environment coupled with good facilities and reasonable benefits make Argonne a place where one can make their career.

    Cons

    Burdensome safety culture and lackluster senior management can even turn experienced and productive scientists into wary ones. Salaries for scientists on the lower scale relative to the market.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the workforce rather than managers. There are a number of groups where all that the group leader/manager does is scrounge around for money rather than doing research.

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