Oak Ridge National Laboratory Reviews

Updated Aug 10, 2020

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4.3
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Laboratory Director Thomas Zacharia (no image)
Thomas Zacharia
42 Ratings
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  • "Slower processes due to red tape(in 16 reviews)

  • "Limited chance to be a full time employee from a postdoc contractor(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Devops Engineer"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Oak Ridge, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oak Ridge National Laboratory full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    a great place to work and thrive

    Cons

    just the commute from the gates

  2. "research environment"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oak Ridge National Laboratory full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    lots of funding and facilities, spacious space for researches, lots of colleagues with different academic background.

    Cons

    not very efficient, regulations, time-consuming to place orders from some companies


  3. "new reorg"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Ridge, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Oak Ridge National Laboratory full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    varied work environment with a lot of opportunities

    Cons

    government contract work with associated issues

  4. "Worked at ORNL for half a year"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Ridge, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oak Ridge National Laboratory full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great colleagues to learn from, nice salary, amazing projects in almost all fields of science

    Cons

    None to be mentioned here

  5. "World class research"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 

    I worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    World class research organization. Experts in most, if not all fields of basic and applied R&D. World class facilities. World renown.

    Cons

    Culture can be cut throat/competitive at times.

  6. "Chemist"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Chemist in Oak Ridge, TN

    I have been working at Oak Ridge National Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunities and projects to work on

    Cons

    Hard to move up and get hired on

  7. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oak Ridge National Laboratory full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to work on one of the most advanced research and technologies. Flexible working hours. Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Things are slow sometimes. But nothing major

  8. "Working experiencs"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Researcher 

    I worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment, easy to get directions

    Cons

    Highly competitive, less social activities

  9. "Salary"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Oak Ridge, TN
    Recommends

    I have been working at Oak Ridge National Laboratory full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    For a postdoc, ORNL pays very competitive salary.

    Cons

    Well, in terms of salary, I am happy with it.

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  10. "Great experience"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant 

    I worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory part-time

    Pros

    Hands on experience in employment law

    Cons

    There were no cons in my opinion.

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