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  • "The work/life balance is great and the Lab offers a large amount of stability for those who are looking for it.(in 129 reviews)
  • "Great people on my team who loved being in each other's company (even played board games together during breaks).(in 125 reviews)
  • "Great benefits and 401k.(in 114 reviews)
  • "Pay is good (over all maybe not so much for the area though)(in 52 reviews)
  • "Competitive salaries due to the pressure from Bay Area IT companies.(in 34 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee
    Featured Review

    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
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    LLNL is a great place to work and advance your career!

    Jul 4, 2022 - Business Development Executive in Livermore, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    LLNL is a premier research institution in the service of the nation. It conducts cutting-edge research in a highly diversified area of science and technology with excellent infrastructure and facilities. Great compensation, great management, great director, great culture and diversity and inclusion! Can't ask for a better place!

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to end up

    Jul 3, 2022 - Electronics Technologist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great benefits, people and interesting work.

    Cons

    Department layout and management can get confusing.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Decent place for a career

    Jul 1, 2022 - Mechanical Engineer 
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    Pros

    Govt-funded contracts allow for stable employment Internal mobility, flexibility, opportunities for growth High chance of having personal office space

    Cons

    Lack of bonus structure / stock options results in either complacency or attrition. Pay could be better Slow pace of work Campus is old

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Interesting Work, Horrible Bureaucracy

    Jul 1, 2022 - Mechanical Technologist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Relevant projects, low-stress, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Everything moves slowly. Almost everything requires paperwork and meetings about meetings.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Jun 30, 2022 - Postdoctoral Researcher 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -supportive, friendly staff -good pay (if you rent) -good benefits -fascinating work

    Cons

    -wildfires -very very difficult to afford a home

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    A lengthy process, but worth it

    Jun 27, 2022 - Mass Spectrometrist in Livermore, CA
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    Pros

    I just started and the people at this lab are all very welcoming. They make you feel needed and appreciate the expertise that you bring. You can be somewhat flexible with your schedule to get your work done in a way that works best for you.

    Cons

    The training period is quite long and many of the training courses are redundant. It was months between being told that I was being made an offer for the job that I applied to and the offer actually coming through.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Interesting work, good work/life balance.

    Jun 23, 2022 - Computer Scientist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The work is very challenging and interesting. Every day someone comes up to me with a challenging problem. Good job security, good work life balance.

    Cons

    Training about weird and irrelevant topics is annoying. Bureaucracy is annoying. Can be overly politically correct at times.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Excellent place to work

    Jun 21, 2022 - Mechanical Engineer in Livermore, CA
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    Pros

    Great work life balance, flexible schedule, mentorship, tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Compensation is not comparable for the location of the lab. The labs claim to fame is the 401k which is great. They do need to make their compensation/benefits comparable to private industry.

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  10. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Very nice retirement benefit

    Jun 30, 2022 - Data Analyst II 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    401k matching is very nice

    Cons

    It has a very Low opportunity

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5, based on over 1,311 reviews left anonymously by employees. 92% of employees would recommend working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to a friend and 84% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.1 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. This rating has decreased by -5% over the last 12 months.

92% of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 4.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.3 for culture and values and 4.3 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to be coworkers, benefits, career development and the cons to be culture, management.

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