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Lawrence Berkeley Lab Reviews

Updated September 16, 2018
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  • "the cost of living is very high" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Let's be real, it is difficult to live in the bay area with this salary" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Postdoctoral researcher"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA
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    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.


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "Fantastic place to work"

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

    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time

    Pros

    Creative environment with a diverse cast of dedicated scientists and support staff.

    Cons

    You have to win your own funds, and the competition for funding is fierce.

    Advice to Management

    Management is on point. There is consistent search to improve the workplace for those who work there, and to demonstrate relevance and genuine connection to the world beyond the campus.


  5. "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
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    I worked at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good place for doing research

    Cons

    Lack of effective programms for helping newcomers


  6. "A good 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

    Good health insurance, gorgeous views, intellectually engaging environment

    Cons

    Human resources sometimes make mistakes, travel reimbursements sometimes take a long time to process.


  7. "Company profile"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and great benefits. Very good work culture in general.

    Cons

    Projects are mostly soft funding based and hence there are always some uncertainties regarding the project renewals etc.

  8. "Student Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time

    Pros

    Laid back people, good food in berkeley

    Cons

    Low pay, annoying to take the shuttle


  9. "Lab IT Administrator"

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

    Pros

    Best health care benefits are the best.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility is a concern.


  10. "Great Location!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great location with limited parking

    Cons

    Commuting is difficult but plans are working

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for the opportunity


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