Y-12 National Security Complex Reviews

Updated Jun 2, 2020

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3.7
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Y-12 National Security Complex President and General Manager Darrel P. Kohlhorst (no image)
Darrel P. Kohlhorst
11 Ratings
  1. "Great job"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Oakridge, TN

    I worked at Y-12 National Security Complex part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Balanced work, great people, consistent hours

    Cons

    I don't really have many cons but it's a lot of labor

  2. "Good Experience, Glass Ceiling"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Y-12 National Security Complex full-time

    Pros

    Challenging Work, Highly Technical, Flexible Work Schedule

    Cons

    Staid Mindset of Management, Hard to implement change

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Y12 best place in Tennessee to dedicate your career"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Weapons Quality Engineer in Oak Ridge, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Y-12 National Security Complex full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Y12 is an amazing place to dedicate your time and career to. We are a company helping to keep America safe.

    Cons

    Need to update old building

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  4. "Great job with great benefits"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Maintenance Electrician in Oliver Springs, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Y-12 National Security Complex full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It’s a great place to work. Very safety oriented. They offer great pay and great benefits

    Cons

    The security clearance process takes a while

  5. "Park west hospital"

    5.0
     

    I have been working at Y-12 National Security Complex

    Pros

    Great place to work, great benefits

    Cons

    Unable to get off of night shift

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Support Specialist"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Y-12 National Security Complex full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Worked with a lot of wonderful people at Y-12. Great work-life balance and relatively flexible hours.

    Cons

    Dealing with security nuances is something that takes time to get used to. Some employees have a negative attitude.

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  7. "Solid place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Tech Staff in Oak Ridge, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Y-12 National Security Complex full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You know you are working on something important for the country. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    It is to be expected that there is an enhanced security posture, and this can take some getting used to.

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  8. "Sitting around doing nothing"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Numerical Control Engineer in Oak Ridge, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Y-12 National Security Complex full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are great. Some great people you'll never see since they are on the cleared side.

    Cons

    You will wait over a year for a clearance with NO work to do, enough to drive anybody insane. The longest 10 hours of your life, every day, every good website is blocked.

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  9. "Waste Management"

    4.0
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    Waste Management in Oak Ridge, TN
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Y-12 National Security Complex

    Pros

    Great place to work, great pay, great schedule.

    Cons

    Politics doesn't help, and this place can have some sometimes.

  10. "Rat hole"

    1.0
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     in Oak Ridge, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Y-12 National Security Complex

    Pros

    Pay is good and benefits are good.

    Cons

    CNS cares nothing about their employees. If you are anyone besides a corporate suck then you are nothing but an employee number to them. ZERO communication and they hate craft workers. If you have no morales then this is the place for you.

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