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Los Alamos National Laboratory Reviews

Updated January 27, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great Place and work life balance" (in 30 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 24 reviews)

  • "Middle of nowhere (I actually count this as a pro, but many people don't like it)" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Really great place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cyber Security Intern
    Former Employee - Cyber Security Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Mentors are great at helping to guide you through projects.
    The lab places a high emphasis on personal development (for example, you can skip work sometimes to go to lectures at the lab)
    Salaries are competitive
    The environment around Los Alamos is beautiful
    It feels nice to work at a place where you feel you can make an impact

    Cons

    Not really a con of the lab, but temporary housing can be a bit hard to find in and around Los Alamos if you’re an intern. The lab does a nice job trying to help you find some though


  2. "A normal national lab with a wide array of divisions"

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

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

    Pros

    Generally flexible, laid back environment with meaningful work

    Cons

    Annoying bureaucracy to deal with

  3. "Great Benefits, Have to find the right job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Radiation Control Technician -4 in Los Alamos, NM
    Current Employee - Radiation Control Technician -4 in Los Alamos, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with great benefits but you have to find the right job

    Cons

    Location isn’t great. Site is on a Mesa on a mountain. Local town is low on housing and the Lab is hiring like crazy. Closest places to live with more available housing are 30 minutes to an hour away.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open when hiring. Let the potential employees know the exact working conditions of some of the jobs that work in the major facilities on site. Plus they need


  4. "Cutting Edge Work"

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

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

    Pros

    Smart Coworkers great compensation package

    Cons

    Location, weather is unpredictable at times.


  5. "Nielsen Resume"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Los Alamos, NM
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Los Alamos, NM
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Los Alamos is a multidisciplinary organization with a wide variety of opportunities.

    Cons

    Need higher education degree to advance, and at times it is who you know.

    Los Alamos National Laboratory Response

    Jan 28, 2019 – Diversity and Strategic Staffing Specialist

    Los Alamos National Laboratory strives to offer a rigorous and impartial selection process. All candidates must apply through the online application system which is followed by a thorough review of... More


  6. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There's so many opportunities at LANL.

    Cons

    I can't think of any at the moment.


  7. "LANL"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    Good Work life balance.

    Cons

    Can be very difficult to work, if you are ambitious your dreams maybe shattered.

    Los Alamos National Laboratory Response

    Jan 15, 2019 – Diversity and Strategic Staffing Specialist

    We thrive from our ambitious employees and find it regrettable that you had this experience. First line managers along with HR team members are available to receive any concerns of this nature and... More

  8. "Salary"

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    • Culture & Values
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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

    Good work environment, good insurance

    Cons

    Small town, not much to do

    Los Alamos National Laboratory Response

    Jan 15, 2019 – Diversity and Strategic Staffing Specialist

    While we may be small our ski hill is having an epic winter! Once you put in a full day of skiing, you never mind not having much to do. If you are not an outdoors enthusiast we invite you to visit... More


  9. "Scientist II"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist II in Los Alamos, NM
    Current Employee - Scientist II in Los Alamos, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brilliant coworkers, enormous work diversity, cutting edge science

    Cons

    Middle of nowhere (I actually count this as a pro, but many people don't like it)

    Los Alamos National Laboratory Response

    Jan 15, 2019 – Diversity and Strategic Staffing Specialist

    We appreciate the kind words regarding our employees and the work taking place here. While our "top of the hill" location can feel remote, it is a short 35 minute drive to a more urban... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Records Management / Metal Fabrication Shops Procurement Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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