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Lawrence Berkeley Lab Reviews

Updated February 13, 2019
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  • "the cost of living is very high" (in 14 reviews)

  • "salary is not compatible with the expense you face in the bay area" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work for career growth

    Cons

    A job in a certain area is dependent on funding awards and availabilities. Can be stressful at times.


  2. "Inspiring Scientific Environment in High COL Area"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of scientific resources, brilliant collaborators

    Cons

    very high cost of living area and relatively low salary compared to other national labs

  3. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time

    Pros

    Independent work, nice people, nice view

    Cons

    contract before staff position offered


  4. "Opposite of Tech/Start Up"

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    Current Employee - Resource Analyst ( Senior Financial Analyst)
    Current Employee - Resource Analyst ( Senior Financial Analyst)
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Generous Benefits
    Flexible Hours
    Work from Home
    Relaxed Environment

    Cons

    Expect about 10% lower salary than industry standard
    Slow Growth Opportunity


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Project Controls in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Project Controls in Berkeley, CA
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    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, great folks

    Cons

    Funding could halt some key work.


  6. "Excellent environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent culture, relaxed attitude, and world-class scientific staff and pursuits.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to get to (location & logistics)


  7. "postdoc in berkeley lab"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time

    Pros

    experts in different fields, collaboration opportunities, excellent insurance

    Cons

    salary is not compatible with the expense you face in the bay area

  8. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab part-time

    Pros

    Smart colleageus lots to learn

    Cons

    The pay is a bit low


  9. "Postdoc at LBNL"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Brilliant minds and great working environment

    Cons

    Compensation could be better, especially since it's located in the Bay Area


  10. "post doctoral research associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I worked at Lawrence Berkeley Lab part-time

    Pros

    Great connection with UC Berkeley and LBNL scientists
    Leaders in research

    Cons

    Post doc salary is too low for life cost in the Bay Area