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Former Employee - Biomedical Scientist  in  Livermore, CA (US)
Former Employee - Biomedical Scientist in Livermore, CA (US)

I worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great pay, really smart and dedicated co-workers. Lots of opportunities to learn and do more things.

Cons

The politics can be tough to navigate. There are some who will make getting things done difficult in order to protect their territory. Shift from management from the University of California to the consortium has taken away a bit of the charm.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide more clear career paths for younger employees. Look to root out those who put politics before good science.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Lots of unique opportunities, but not the best place for an ambitious person or desiring high pay.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Livermore, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Livermore, CA (US)

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good employer for someone that has a family and wants a more stable, slower paced job, with a standard 40hr/week schedule.

    - Lots of opportunities to work on unique architectures or more research/cutting edge type software projects.

    - Flexible work hours, (9/80, work-from-home, etc)

    - Lower stress, unusual to have urgent software development deadlines or 'crunch' periods.

    - Housing is cheaper on the edge of bay area (Livermore, Tracy, etc)

    Cons

    Not as good a place for a younger person with ambition or energy, or someone looking to grow their salary.

    - Salary grows slowly, 2-3% raises typical

    - Salary is 'adequate', but doesn't match competitive companies with similar work like Google, Intel, etc.

    - Salary tends to cap out at a software engineer III level. Very few growth opportunities after you hit this level.

    - Benefits only average

    - Bonuses are unusual, difficult to get, and small.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Target older employees with families when you hire. You're in a tough position to compete for the younger crowd unless you get more flexibility to offer better salary packages, raises, and upward growth.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    in trouble

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    Current Employee - Physicist  in  Livermore, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Physicist in Livermore, CA (US)

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salaries. Lots of freedom.

    Cons

    Funding channels are being cut. Management is not interested in preserving quality workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
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