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Updated Sep 19, 2022

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4.3
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Challenging, motivating

    Sep 19, 2022 - Graduate Student Researcher in Berkeley, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great place for research opportunities

    Cons

    The location is up in the hills, so you might find it difficult to commute if you don't own a car.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    A lifers outlook

    Aug 5, 2022 - Business Manager 
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    Pros

    The lab is trying to be a great place to work even though it has to balance a mix of laws and governing rules from multiple bodies. The lab strives to work within its guidelines to ensure across the board Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

    Cons

    Changing things at the lab can be like turning a slow moving boat. The governing bodies that influence the lab are slow to change and can make it difficult to enact positive change, even if it is the wishes of those in charge.

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee

    In a internship

    Aug 24, 2022 - IT Help Desk Technician 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You will learn a lot in a safe environment. They get money from the government to train you, so you really need to mess up to get fired.

    Cons

    Not really a chance to get hired after your internship. You have to get lucky that someone is leaving.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Nice work environment

    Sep 7, 2022 - Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Nice place to work and collaborate

    Cons

    There are no cons for this job

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good Place for Intern

    Aug 31, 2022 - Intern 
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    Pros

    Friendly People, excellent internship and support program offered through DOE's SULI program. Never a dull moment on the job.

    Cons

    payment may not be as competitive compared to enterprises

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good People, Good Work

    Jul 27, 2022 - Scientific Engineering Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Lots of capable, experienced smart people to work with Work in energy efficiency has large positive impact Flexible remote/in-office working Very steady work

    Cons

    Working directly with DOE ties you to their timetable & priorities, which can shift fast Work is typically repeated and without much reason for doing it "better" Pains around people doing it "the way we usually do it" versus improving

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Lab info

    Aug 23, 2022 - Computer Systems Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Lots of smart people. You are encouraged to continually learn and attend conferences

    Cons

    Nothing significant. Better pay would be nice given the very high cost of living in this area

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good working place but not enough pay

    Sep 11, 2022 - Postdoctoral Scholar in Berkeley, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good working environment and colleagues with plenty of resources.

    Cons

    The pay is not enough for living in the Bay Area and is not competitive compared to other national labs.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good work culture and benefits

    Sep 18, 2022 - Student Associate in Berkeley, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Vacation time Benefits Good work culture

    Cons

    HR and pay is unreliable Raises are infrequent

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing place with amazing people

    Aug 12, 2022 - Scientific Engineering Associate in Berkeley, CA
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    Pros

    Most diverse workplace with great female leaders!! Super chill colleagues, great work life balance.

    Cons

    COVID was difficult and isolating for researchers. Big organization is hard to navigate and meet people.

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Lawrence Berkeley Lab Reviews FAQs

Lawrence Berkeley Lab has an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5, based on over 965 reviews left anonymously by employees. 89% of employees would recommend working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab to a friend and 77% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Lawrence Berkeley Lab employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.6 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Lawrence Berkeley Lab. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

89% of Lawrence Berkeley Lab employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Lawrence Berkeley Lab 4.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.4 for culture and values and 4.0 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab to be culture, career development, benefits and the cons to be management, compensation.

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