Lawrence Berkeley Lab Reviews

Updated 13 Jan 2021

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4.4
88%
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Lawrence Berkeley Lab Lab Director Michael Witherell (no image)
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92 Ratings
Pros
  • "The working environment is very good(in 41 reviews)

  • "Great place to work on the world's biggest challenges with the world's top scientists(in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • "pay for postdoc is lower compared to other national labs(in 31 reviews)

  • "Salary is very low for the Bay area(in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Opportunities to learn and contibute"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn and grow; friendly colleagues; flexible working hours;

    Cons

    Not great office space for entry-level employees

  2. "Graduate Research at LBNL"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Ph D Graduate Researcher in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at Lawrence Berkeley Lab part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Independence, Good Benefits, Solid Research Group

    Cons

    Shuttle from campus to LBL is infrequent - plan your commute ahead of time


  3. "Great Place to Work At"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab part-time

    Pros

    Relaxed, fun and interesting work environment with many smart individuals.

    Cons

    The research is less applied and more theoretical for ML

  4. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time

    Pros

    people, work policies, postdoc union

    Cons

    bad parking, too crowded, not much space

  5. "Amazing mentors"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time

    Pros

    Amazing research exposure, great mentors

    Cons

    Can't really think of any

  6. "Experience differs from team to team"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in UC Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, pay is reasonable, cutting-edge work

    Cons

    I think cons are really team-specific.

  7. "Wonderful research and professional development opportunities"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The Lab views postdocs as the future of science and has so many personal and professional development opportunities. Get to work with top scientists in their field. Amazing collaboration opportunities.

    Cons

    salary is low for the cost of living in the Bay Area and in comparison to other national labs

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  8. "Great"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and grow

    Cons

    Not much to complain about.

  9. "Internship at Lawrence Berkeley Lab"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab part-time

    Pros

    Doing cool science while getting paid!

    Cons

    Some of the work is a little over my head but it is still fascinating to be around great work.

  10. "It’s Good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab part-time

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Cutting Edge Research

    Cons

    Low Pay, Security Clearance is a Hassle

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