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Los Alamos National Laboratory Reviews

Updated October 29, 2018
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Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Terry C. Wallace
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Pros
  • "Great Place and work life balance" (in 29 reviews)

  • "I think it is a great place to spend your summer" (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "Small town has limited activities for the more urbanesque" (in 23 reviews)

  • "Also in the middle of nowhere, even oxygen doesn’t like it there" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "I love it here! Check out lanl.jobs"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Santa Fe, NM
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Santa Fe, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding: benefits, peers, and opportunities. The Northern New Mexico area is beautiful and the climate is outstanding. Roughly 10% veteran workforce! We have a very diverse workforce. Great life/work balance; 9/80 schedules.

    Cons

    The area is too remote for some, but that is one reason I like it. You will find plenty shopping in Santa Fe or Albuquerque.

    Advice to Management

    We love the 9/80 scheduling and the internal growth opportunities.


  2. "Records Management / Metal Fabrication Shops Procurement Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Records Management/Metal Fabrication Shops Procurement Coordinator in Los Alamos, NM
    Current Employee - Records Management/Metal Fabrication Shops Procurement Coordinator in Los Alamos, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This work place has departments all doing scientific, operational, and with business excellence. You can learn as much as you want.

    Cons

    A lot of the hiring is done be other hiring family members. I is not what you know but who.

    Advice to Management

    Give praise daily to all workers / employees

  3. "LANL"

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    Current Employee - Engineer/Technologist
    Current Employee - Engineer/Technologist
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great pay, better benefits than most, and a beautiful place to work.

    Cons

    Very challenging place to work as well. Long hours, lots of bureaucracy, etc. Not a lot of paid time off.


  4. "Los Alamos Student job"

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    Current Employee - UGS Student in Los Alamos, NM
    Current Employee - UGS Student in Los Alamos, NM
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Los Alamos National Laboratory (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its a great place to meet very capable people, and develop a professional network.

    Cons

    Sometimes things take a while to get done.


  5. "Technologist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay, mountains, fresh air, quiet

    Cons

    Difficult to accomplish anything. Employees are slow natured.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves and hire managers, not Scientists.


  6. "Excellent Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the smartest and most interesting people on the planet come here to work together on problems of significant importance. Proud to be a part of it! Compensation, benefits, work environment, and opportunities to do different things are great. Strong safety and security culture. Very good business outlook. Northern New Mexico is beautiful.

    Cons

    Expect a lot of regulatory/government compliance--it's an important and necessary part of the work, but can sometimes feel taxing. The performance management system currently includes a forced-distribution component that is out of date and not progressive, but good employees are still rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing for innovative benefits, policies, procedures, and work/life balance initiatives. Our Laboratory is clearly a best place to work, but we can make it even better.


  7. "A Good, Steady Place (Especially for those with technical degrees)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Los Alamos National Laboratory full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Salary
    Coworkers
    Work-Life Balance
    Company Values

    Cons

    Location
    Hard to get a job/have job mobility if you don't have a technical degree
    Hiring process takes a long time

  8. "Graduate Student"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Los Alamos National Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    Pay is great, get to meet a lot of great scientists, and overall awesome experience for a graduate student

    Cons

    It is a bit bureaucratic and you often have to do a lot of paperwork/get higher ups to sign off on things. I think it would be helpful to allow the scientists/engineers a bit more freedom.


  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 Los Alamos National Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    Non-trivial work. Good pay. Great collaboration with colleagues.

    Cons

    Must be self motivated, sometimes students will have free time that must be filled with new projects.


  10. "Security Group Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    Terrific mission and exciting work. The lab is populated by exceptionally intelligence and dedicated scientists. The location of the Lab in the New Mexico Mountains is beautiful.

    Cons

    Difficult federal government regulations can hinder work. Cold winters with much snow

    Advice to Management

    The scientific work force questions everything so know what you are talking about.


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