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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Reviews

Updated 13 January 2019
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Pros
  • "Work life balance is the biggest advantage" (in 114 reviews)

  • "I see the lab working hard to be a great place to work, which it is" (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • "Being a government contractor does mean there is a lot of red tape" (in 40 reviews)

  • "Of course, the cost of living in the Bay Area makes the 'good' salaries not reach as far" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

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    "Very nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Writer/Editor in Livermore, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Writer/Editor in Livermore, CA (US)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary and perks, friendly people excellent work/life balance. They do not run you into the ground. They allow you to explore where you're happiest and may pay for additional education needed.

    Cons

    Doesn't have the sexiness of Silicon Valley, but real work is done here.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the value of the work. Don't try to compete with Silicon Valley on the holy grail du jour, whether "diversity" or other.

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Response

    11 Oct 2018 – Recruiting Group Leader

    Thank you for your review. LLNL has very good perks/benefits and also offers education assistance for eligible employees. We hope you are able to take advantage of these benefits!


  2. "Sr. Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with - challenging environment

    Cons

    Takes a few years to make any headway - before people really give you good work to do

  3. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed, casual environment. Helpful, world-class scientists and researchers. All the resources you need to succeed are provided, so you can accomplish as much as you'd like. Good pay, enjoyable environment.. plus it's a beautiful area to work. I'd do it again.

    Cons

    High taxes and living costs were the only down-side for me, but these were relatively low compared to elsewhere in the Bay Area.


  4. "Post College Appointee"

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    Current Employee - Post College Appointee in Livermore, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Post College Appointee in Livermore, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Join LLNL since October. I enjoyed what I am contributing and learning in the lab. Truly amazing group !

    Cons

    Not that I can think of now.


  5. "Only place in the world for many scientific applications."

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    Current Employee - Health Physicist in Livermore, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Health Physicist in Livermore, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Unique opportunities to contribute in solving national security problems.

    Cons

    Government contractor subject to budgetary fluctuations.


  6. "Construction Manager"

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    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Livermore, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Livermore, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance, nice people to work with, good salaries, good benefits.

    Cons

    Slow process to get anything completed.


  7. "Staff Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Livermore, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Livermore, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    work/life balance, matrix team work

    Cons

    The overhead is too high.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, flexible work schedule options, very steady and secure job, great/supportive management

    Cons

    Subject to some government bureaucracy, but that just comes with the territory


  9. "Great Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. A lot of opportunities to grow. Great benefits

    Cons

    Can easily get lost in the environment.


  10. "Nice place to work"

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

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great projects, competitive salaries

    Cons

    Fast paced, old culture is tough to break through