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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Reviews

Updated February 22, 2019
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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. "Sr. Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with - challenging environment

    Cons

    Takes a few years to make any headway - before people really give you good work to do


  2. "Great job if looking for long term stability"

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    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.

  3. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed, casual environment. Helpful, world-class scientists and researchers. All the resources you need to succeed are provided, so you can accomplish as much as you'd like. Good pay, enjoyable environment.. plus it's a beautiful area to work. I'd do it again.

    Cons

    High taxes and living costs were the only down-side for me, but these were relatively low compared to elsewhere in the Bay Area.


  4. "Post College Appointee"

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

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Join LLNL since October. I enjoyed what I am contributing and learning in the lab. Truly amazing group !

    Cons

    Not that I can think of now.


  5. "Construction Manager"

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    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance, nice people to work with, good salaries, good benefits.

    Cons

    Slow process to get anything completed.


  6. "Only place in the world for many scientific applications."

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    Current Employee - Health Physicist in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Health Physicist in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Unique opportunities to contribute in solving national security problems.

    Cons

    Government contractor subject to budgetary fluctuations.


  7. "Staff Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    work/life balance, matrix team work

    Cons

    The overhead is too high.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, flexible work schedule options, very steady and secure job, great/supportive management

    Cons

    Subject to some government bureaucracy, but that just comes with the territory


  9. "Great 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 Livermore National Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. A lot of opportunities to grow. Great benefits

    Cons

    Can easily get lost in the environment.


  10. "Nice 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 Livermore National Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great projects, competitive salaries

    Cons

    Fast paced, old culture is tough to break through