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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory CEO Bill Goldstein
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Pros
  • "Work life balance is the biggest advantage(in 116 reviews)

  • "The Lab cares about your career growth Love working for such a great place(in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • "Being a government contractor does mean there is a lot of red tape(in 40 reviews)

  • "Of course, the cost of living in the Bay Area makes the 'good' salaries not reach as far(in 16 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

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    Very nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Writer/Editor in Livermore, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good salary and perks, friendly people excellent work/life balance. They do not run you into the ground. They allow you to explore where you're happiest and may pay for additional education needed.

    Cons

    Doesn't have the sexiness of Silicon Valley, but real work is done here.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the value of the work. Don't try to compete with Silicon Valley on the holy grail du jour, whether "diversity" or other.

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Response

    October 11, 2018Recruiting Group Leader

    Thank you for your review. LLNL has very good perks/benefits and also offers education assistance for eligible employees. We hope you are able to take advantage of these benefits!

  2. A great workplace for a scientist

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Sizable employee benefit -- 401k, medical coverage including dental and vision etc, flexible culture.

    Cons

    Commute can take long time if you live east of the laboratory.

    Advice to Management

    Doing great!

  3. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Human Resource 

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and amenities while at work

    Cons

    behind the times with current trends in employment, (ie, telecommuting options)

  4. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Physicsit in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities, inclusion, great projects

    Cons

    salary, work on too many projects

  5. freedom to innovate

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Livermore, CA

    I worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very free and creative environment

    Cons

    livermore itself is crazy expensive

    Advice to Management

    management was transparent and a pleasure to work for.

  6. Good paying balanced worklife friendly

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst IV in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Very friendly employees. Great pay and balanced worklife

    Cons

    Security clearance required. The process can be stressful

  7. Great for science

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    Current Employee - Post College Appointee in Livermore, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Less pressure than in college. Among the highest salary in academia. Full benefits (401k, Health, dental, vision, paid vacation, etc) Advanced research equipment Interdisciplinary

    Cons

    Strict background check. Bureaucracy and low efficiency. Paperwork for everything

  8. Great job if looking for long term stability

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    Current Employee - Engineer 

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    -Excellent work / life balance. -Good compensation / benefits.

    Cons

    -Work can be slow depending on project. -Lack of urgency in some colleagues.

  9. Started as a new graduate and the perks are great

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Livermore, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I went through an ACE interview after being recruited at a career fair. Interviewed with about 8 multidisciplinary teams in the span of a day and was offered the job the next morning. Starting off I was able to: * have my own office * look for a team that was a good fit for me in the lab (toooons of projects) * now currently working in physics simulations, which is super cool * have the freedom to change projects...

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    Cons

    * lower salary potential than FAANG software engineers, but still decent * lots of security (which makes sense due to working with high clearance projects)

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

  10. Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Machinist IV in Livermore, CA
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    People are supportive, wages are good, benefits are as good as anywhere. Holidays and two weeks sick leave

    Cons

    You must go through the process of investigation into your personal life in order to get the security level clearance to be a lab employee This process can take a year or more

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