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Lawrence Berkeley Lab Reviews

Updated October 25, 2018
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  • "the cost of living is very high" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Compensation could be better, especially since it's located in the Bay Area" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time

    Pros

    good enviroment. smart people. good pay

    Cons

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  2. "Postdoc at LBNL"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

  3. "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  4. "post doctoral research associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    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


  5. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lawrence Berkeley Lab part-time

    Pros

    Facilities are good, buses are convenient getting to and from the campus.

    Cons

    Hard to access campus by foot


  6. "Accurate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lawrence Berkeley Lab part-time

    Pros

    The pay was great and the researchers were appreciative and helpful.

    Cons

    The hours are low so it is not a sustainable job.


  7. "SRE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly smart people. For students is a great opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Hard to achieve better opportunities within the lab.

  8. "Postdoctoral researcher"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environments. Good collaboration environment.

    Cons

    I think the living expense is expensive.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away from OCFO Department"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in Berkeley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time

    Pros

    Pension starts vesting after 5 years

    Cons

    Very poor culture
    Untrustworthy management
    Lack of accountability
    Too political


  10. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time

    Pros

    Great science, beautiful views, nice city

    Cons

    Cost of living is expensive. Salaries are some of the worst for National Laboratories in the nation.


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