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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Director Kimberly S. Budil
Kimberly S. Budil
252 Ratings

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  • "Great people on my team who loved being in each other's company (even played board games together during breaks).(in 138 reviews)
  • "Work Life Balance is good(in 132 reviews)
  • "Great benefits and 401k.(in 128 reviews)
  • "Pay is good (over all maybe not so much for the area though)(in 57 reviews)
  • "Many opportunities to branch out into new fields and improve your skills(in 44 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee
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    Great place to work!

    Apr 15, 2022 - Postdoctoral Researcher in Livermore, CA
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    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible, and wonderful colleagues.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee

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    Dec 5, 2022 - Associate Engineer 
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    Pros

    Company is very flexible with work hours

    Cons

    It was only an internship

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Doesn't Pay Enough To Live in the Bay

    Dec 5, 2022 - Analyst 
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    Pros

    Great coworkers, interesting work, and opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Not enough money to live in the Bay without at least an hour commute. No chance to buy a house at this point unless you inherit one from family. Hard no on fully remote work so you can't move. Stay for a couple years and move on to something better- this is not a sustainable option.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Perspective & Work Life Balance

    Oct 10, 2022 - Technologist 
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    Pros

    The main pro here is work life balance and the ever changing work force adapting to a hybrid telecommuting work schedule. As we all know the commute is not easy and having a day, or two to work from home can allow an individual to recharge and better focus. It’s a well balance work schedule with holidays off. The pay is decent. Benefits are great, and I am a strong supporter of the current labs director in Kim Budil. She displays great leadership with ambition goals of the lab, and has empathy and understanding of all situations. She has adapted extremely well. Peers and colleagues are all very intelligent and supportive.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges I see in newer employees is waiting on the clearance. However it is very necessary to be patient during these times. Bureaucracy and red tape is also a challenge. What can you expect? Your working at a National Labratory. So it’s all about perspective.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    All about perspective

    Dec 3, 2022 - Senior Electronics Technologist in Livermore, CA
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    Pros

    Competitve wages Growing diversity in all areas Increased hiring growth for engineers in all fields

    Cons

    Inconsistency of rules between departments Limited opportunities for advancement for hourly employees Good ole "boy/girl" club at certain levels of management New engineers are generally fresh from college or have limited experience The experience gap is vast at the engineering levels. Lots of new engineers/limited mentorship/senior engineers retiring

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Absolutely the best!

    Nov 29, 2022 - Contract Analyst 
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    Pros

    Work Life Team work Benefits

    Cons

    None None None none none

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good if you just want to steady income and not much career

    Aug 15, 2022 - Systems Engineer 
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    Pros

    Work life balance and Job security and people are nice. Probably it is because the salary is not competitive enough. 401K + Pension : good 6% matching with extra % added additional as a pension

    Cons

    Pay: Base Salary is comparable but not as good compare to other Bay Area companies as there is no stock or bonus. Career: depending on the team that you are in. The career may be good for scientist but not really great for mid-level IT engineers. May be start as intern and fresh grad and leave and come back for retirement. I've seen some of the teams , they are very bureaucratic and won't let you work on anything or bring new ideas except very basic day-to-day work. Promotion: Promotion process is really subjective. You are compared to other folks who are at the same rank as you (at a company level) to get promoted. How can we compare to others as the type of missions, assignments are different from different positions.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great place for work

    Nov 24, 2022 - Computational Physicist 
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    Pros

    Smart people, good benefits, plenty of possibilities for growth

    Cons

    Don't have any complains or cons

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Excellent career options and work-life balance, great location, great people!

    Oct 16, 2022 - Group Leader 
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    Pros

    Huge depth of expertise, facilities, and nice, competent people. It is like working at a premiere corporation with a premiere academic institution all in one. The work-life balance is good and your career can be what you make of it and a function of how hard you work and are willing to achieve.

    Cons

    Some red tape and bureaucratic molasses is inevitable as with all national laboratories.

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  11. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Place for Science

    Nov 15, 2022 - Postdoctoral Researcher 
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    Pros

    Talented mentors State of the art facilities Epic projects around every corner Good work life balance

    Cons

    Lots of red tape Compensation doesn’t compete well with big tech

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5, based on over 1,430 reviews left anonymously by employees. 89% of employees would recommend working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to a friend and 82% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

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