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PNNL Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Also, with flex-time, work-life balance was easy and never frowned upon as long as you got your work done (in 16 reviews)

  • good work environment, good work (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Tri-cities isn't the funnest place to live (in 7 reviews)

  • You have to leave after three years for most post-docs (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Computer science and security"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Richland, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Richland, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PNNL full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People have a passion for the work they do and the ability to
    Have a national impact in the area of science, energy and national security.

    Cons

    Government oversight and bureaucracy can impede the ability to get work done and impact the morale of staff. Decisive bold leadership is rare.

    Advice to Management

    Don't tolerate complacency, be bold, make timely decisions.


  2. "A solid place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Supportive Environment and a clear line of communication with management

    Cons

    Heavily focused on support work so the there is less control over career direction than I would like.


  3. "Good company"

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

    I worked at PNNL full-time

    Pros

    There was no lack of opportunity. If you needed a change, there was always a new position in another part of the company you could move to.

    Cons

    Since it is such a large company, many times it felt as though the upper management was distant.

    Advice to Management

    Communication, communication, communication!


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  5. "NSIP Masters Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at PNNL full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people. Interesting work with social value.

    Cons

    Lower pay than industry pay.

    Advice to Management

    Great job!


  6. "Smart and friendly people doing science"

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

    I have been working at PNNL full-time

    Pros

    work ethics, values, intelligent community,flexible hours, collaboration

    Cons

    Funding priorities need to be aligned, networking is very essential


  7. "Fellw"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They're a good company to work for.

    Cons

    They don't pay fellows very well.


  8. "Great science and work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richland, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richland, WA

    Pros

    top class research, facilities, flex-time, benefits, relocation

    Cons

    shared cubicles for post docs with little space


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    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Richland, WA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Richland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PNNL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Funding is tricky and depends on team leads/management

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PNNL full-time

    Pros

    --Hands-on experience in nuclear security and nonproliferation
    --Career development, professional networking, and specialized training
    --Extensive interaction and collaboration with security professionals and leading researchers

    Cons

    --Nothing of significant concern needs to be relayed in this section of the Glassdoor employer and review of their Glassdoor website


  11. "Can be beuracratic"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are passionate about the work that they do.

    Cons

    No personal development time.



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