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Y-12 National Security Complex Reviews

Updated March 13, 2019
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  1. "Great job with great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Electrician in Oliver Springs, TN
    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 (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


  2. "Park west hospital"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work, great benefits

    Cons

    Unable to get off of night shift

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Support Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Y-12 National Security Complex full-time (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.

    Advice to Management

    Work on fostering a more positive culture. When employees get frustrated, don’t just empathize, whine with them, and move on. Try to focus on all of the good things going on.


  4. "Solid place to work"

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    Former Employee - Tech Staff in Oak Ridge, TN
    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 (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.

    Advice to Management

    None. I always my immediate supervisors cared and were respectful.


  5. "Sitting around doing nothing"

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    Former Employee - Numerical Control Engineer in Oak Ridge, TN
    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 (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.

    Advice to Management

    Find more unclassified work, you can't hire young and hungry engineers and then let them go insane with boredom before quitting. I wasn't even allowed to cut my hours (though allowed by company policy) to attend school.


  6. "Waste Management"

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    Current Employee - Waste Management in Oak Ridge, TN
    Current Employee - Waste Management in Oak Ridge, TN
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, great pay, great schedule.

    Cons

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


  7. "Rat hole"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Ridge, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Ridge, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people who make you money. Those are your craft workers who are busting their butt everyday while you all sit in your cushy chairs and talk bad about them.

  8. "Great Work Oppurtunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Y-12 National Security Complex full-time

    Pros

    Definitely a great place to gain experience and get introduced to the technical world. Great job security.

    Cons

    Government work comes with a lot of red tape, and requires some patience, but can also be very rewarding.


  9. "Good Company"

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

    Pros

    Great people, place, and benefits.

    Cons

    None, apparently you have to have five words minimum in this block.

    Advice to Management

    Keep plugging and chugging.


  10. "Great Pay"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Oak Ridge, TN
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Oak Ridge, TN
    Recommends

    I worked at Y-12 National Security Complex (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, great schedule, great benefits

    Cons

    Had to work with hazardous materials