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  1. "It's a government job.."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lighting Technician
    Current Employee - Lighting Technician
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Science to solve big problems"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is great place for scientists and engineers who want to have a big impact on some of the big problems facing our country and the world. The Bay Area is a great place to be, and working at LLNL isn't going to eat up your weekends, giving you time to enjoy living here.

    Cons

    -Expected bureaucracy in getting some things done
    -Washington DC policy, Congress, and political appointments affecting funding

  3. "Compensation Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion 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

    Sep 7, 2018 – Recruiting 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.


  4. "Great Summer."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as an intern

    Pros

    - Great learning environment.
    - Super smart colleagues, I was surrounded by people with PhDs and PhD students. Lots of opportunities to learn from them.
    - As one of 700+ summer interns, there was a lot of intern camaraderie, fun stuff to do, organized events, and just a really fun summer. Made lots of friends.
    - Definitely a great place to work and build your career if you have or are acquiring your PhD, a lot of senior scientists there are aging out in the near future.

    Cons

    - As a research lab, everything is academically focused. Nothing wrong with that, but degrees are very important here. If you aren't planning on grad school, working here you may likely be encouraged to apply.
    - To apply full time, name of school and GPA might matter at entry level.
    - May have lower compensation than Silicon Valley, but they try to be competitive since they're in the area.


  5. "Electrician"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work with a strong emphasis on safety. Great benefits and work/life balance.

    Cons

    It can take time learning the process of how the lab works.

    Advice to Management

    Your doing great!


  6. "Senior Computer Support Technologist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technologist in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Technologist in Livermore, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very passionate co-workers, good health benefits and 401k matching, great place to work if your a software engineer or scientist!

    Cons

    No movement, your going to stay in your hired position and watch less experienced people get hired for positions above you. Middle management has no management experience outside of the lab, productive workers get the same compensation as lifeless employees. No incentive to work creates a very lazy and lack of accountability environment in some divisions.

    Advice to Management

    Address the issue of continuing career paths for non-degree employees.


  7. "Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work for the overall work/life balance! The lab pays competitive wages and really looks out for their employees best interest.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to share about working for the lab.

  8. "Awesome place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 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

    I am a software engineer. Been here for about 2 yrs. Great place to work for. If you have a proactive attitude and want to try out new tools, this is the place to be. Good work-life balance. Safety is the top priority here.

    Cons

    Not a place for someone who likes little bit more structure!

    Advice to Management

    Strong leadership!


  9. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    LLNL is a great place to work. The pay is competitive and the benefits are some of the best out there.

    Cons

    Nothing currently at this time.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Be aware of the Hierarchy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    LLNL has good people and good benefits. Great place for scientists and engineers

    Cons

    LLNL has an "unofficial" hierarchy - Physicists, Scientists and Weaponeers at the top, other engineers and technical professionals in the next tier, and the bottom tier is hourly techs, business professionals and administrators. The higher the tier, the more satisfied you will be with LLNL as an employer: the rules and the perks tend to be applied differently in the different tiers. - But even the bottom tier is not bad.


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