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Y-12 National Security Complex Reviews

Updated 5 Jun 2019

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Darrel P. Kohlhorst
11 Ratings
  1. "Y12 best place in Tennessee to dedicate your career"

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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

    Advice to Management

    Look at each individual and their experiences instead of what credentials a potential employee may possess. You may overlook the most qualified, loyal, and best fit for the position employee.

    Y-12 National Security Complex2019-05-09
  2. "Great job with great benefits"

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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

    Y-12 National Security Complex2019-03-13
  3. "Park west hospital"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      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

      Y-12 National Security Complex2018-09-25
    • "Great Work Oppurtunities"

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        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.

        Y-12 National Security Complex2016-05-18
      • "Good Company"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Y-12 National Security Complex

        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.

        Y-12 National Security Complex2016-03-09
      • Helpful (2)

        "Doing big things"

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        Current Employee - Engineer in Oak Ridge, TN
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Y-12 National Security Complex full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Overall I believe that an employee's overall experience at Y12 greatly depends on which department you wind up in. Some departments seem to have much more flexibility over the others in the work they do, not to mention that some are utterly boring. The work that is done at Y12 is cutting edge in the nuclear field even though a lot of the complex is outdated, which adds to the employee moral of 'being proud of the work...

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        Cons

        Obviously, a ton of red tape. It sometimes is to the point where you begin to question rather or not normal conversation is acceptable. The facility is outdated in most buildings so unless you wind up in a new one, have fun. Most employees seem to be content, with very few people pushing the limits of science and what is possible.

        Advice to Management

        Try to cut down on the hefty price tag of the new processing facility and make more research labs and office space. Offer incentives for people to do better research. Give the employees coffee... Geez.

        Y-12 National Security Complex2015-06-19
      • "Fun Internship"

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        Current Employee - Fire Protection Engineering Intern in Oak Ridge, TN
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Y-12 National Security Complex

        Pros

        Great HR team Helpful colleagues Strong security presence

        Cons

        Large campus, lots of walking

        Y-12 National Security Complex2012-05-12
      • "More opportunities for carrier because good health in life"

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        Current Employee - Good in Mohali, Punjab
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at Y-12 National Security Complex full-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        Safety provide for coustomer then happy

        Cons

        National security coins more power to atractive

        Advice to Management

        Good management for company.and supervisor

        Y-12 National Security Complex2019-06-05
      • Helpful (1)

        "Operations Support Specialist"

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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.

        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.

        Y-12 National Security Complex2017-12-01
      • "Solid place to work"

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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.

        Advice to Management

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

        Y-12 National Security Complex2017-07-24
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