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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory CEO Bill Goldstein
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  1. Technical Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, friendly staff, work-life balance.

    Cons

    Cost of living in Livermore is absurd while commute times, since no one can afford to live near the lab, are getting worse by the day.

  2. Compensation Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely bright individuals work here. You get an opportunity to learn from them. The Lab cares about your career growth Love working for such a great place

    Cons

    To many procedures to follow for the Department of Energy

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Response

    September 7, 2018Recruiting Group Leader

    Thank you for your review. LLNL encourages opportunities for learning and career growth so we are glad you feel supported in these areas.

  3. Public Information Officer

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    Current Employee - Public Information Officer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Believe in the mission, work/life perks and great people.

    Cons

    Limited growth and advancement opportunities.

  4. It's a government job..

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    Current Employee - Lighting Technician 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    very laid back, no one hounding on you to increase production all the time, good pay, good hours, Decent benefits and retirement, great place if you are tired and looking to retire. wonderful cafeteria.

    Cons

    If you are not ready to keel over/retire, a position here may be somewhat unfulfilling. I feel like I have aged 30 years in only 4 due to constantly hearing about retirement and the old days. LOTS of rules, get hurt and you will most likely be fired. Millions of acronyms and passwords to remember. If you are unfortunate enough to be gifted a "lab phone" good luck keeping up with the updates and 20 extra constantly changing...

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  5. Impactful work, great benefits, mediocre IT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The lab has an inspiring mission that is not based on shareholders or fads. I take pride in working for an organization that is making an impact on the world and lives.

    Cons

    Not enough investment in training and networking opportunities such as conferences or symposiums. Business IT (LivIT) is slow and on average ineffective. I didn't have access to the internet or my email for the first couple weeks of my job, both of which are critical for my role.

    Advice to Management

    Allocate more resources to improving IT response for employees and travel budgets for conferences and training

  6. Great Expectations

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    Current Employee - Physicist in Livermore, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Resources you can't find anywhere else.

    Cons

    No hurry to use them.

  7. Helpful (1)

    LLNL

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very family friendly. Not micromanaged.

    Cons

    The compensation. Doing a job way above my pay grade and not getting paid for it.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great place for an entire career

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    Current Employee - Science Writer 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

    Willingness to help, flexible, and very stable

    Cons

    Promotions are slow and employees in line are long tenured

    Advice to Management

    Find balance between tradition and change

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to develop skills and education

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good benefits - relaxed work environment - opportunity for development

    Cons

    - slow paced - difficult to navigate organization - must diligently seek out opportunities to find them

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    Management 1

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible science and technology, brightest people in the world

    Cons

    bureaucracy, raises aren't good once you get hired

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people at target salary

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