Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Employee Reviews about "bay area"

Updated 6 Jan 2021

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Director Bill Goldstein
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531 Ratings
Pros
  • "My management is very supportive of work-life balance and the company benefits are great(in 218 reviews)

  • "Cutting edge work with some of the best scientists in the field(in 60 reviews)

Cons
  • "red tape so it takes longer to get things done(in 53 reviews)

  • "Expense of living in the Bay area(in 44 reviews)

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  1. "Friendly people, work life balance, meaningful work that serves the people on this planet"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This place is great for people who are friendly to others, science kiddo, nerds who just want to keep digging an answer out of the center of a rock, on one will stop you.

    Cons

    Doesn't have modern buildings or fancy Cafes like other tech companies in the Bay Area. Depending on the team you work with, some may still use outdated software from the 80s or 70s even.

  2. "Great Place for Internship"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Intern in Livermore, CA

    I worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    Healthy Environment for college student looking for material science internship

    Cons

    Part of the bay area; however, at least an hour drive from San Francisco


  3. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Staff Scientist 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Challenging technical problems Great work-life balance Very skilled and professional colleagues

    Cons

    High cost of living in the Bay Area

  4. "Great organization"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great workplace culture, top-notch research facilities, world-leading science

    Cons

    High cost of life in the Bay Area

  5. "LLNL is the pinnacle of engineering"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As an engineer, LLNL provides the opportunity to work on some of the most fascinating problems in the world. There is an abundance of opportunity here, technical challenges, and stimulating work. Every employee I've met is highly competent, motivated, and kind. This truly is a remarkable environment to be a part of. In addition to a high job satisfaction, LLNL has highly competitive benefits and a good work-life balance! I would highly encourage everyone to apply!

    Cons

    The location is somewhat remote if you don't want to live in the east bay area suburbs.

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    "Bizarre institution not designed to encourage good science"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Livermore, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, pay, friendly people, good funding, good weather

    Cons

    Physical layout of laboratory, thick red tape, balkanized research groups, location of laboratory relative to other Bay Area spots

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  7. "Great place to intern"

    5.0
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    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

    Pros

    Nice pay and great people

    Cons

    Only downside is the location. Livermore is hot and you have to deal with Bay area traffic.

  8. "Great"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great, great, great great great

    Cons

    High cost of living in Bay area

  9. "Great place to work."

    5.0
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    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for less than a year

    Pros

    Had a great time at my internship here. There are a lot of intern events including really cool tours of all the facilities.

    Cons

    Less pay than a lot of Bay Area SWE internships.

  10. "Multifaceted Enterprise"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely interesting work supporting world-class engineering & science endeavors. Colleagues are friendly, and exhibit respect for everyone; at all work positions.

    Cons

    Driving car commuting to/from work in the Bay area.

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