Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Employee Reviews about "red tape"

Updated 18 Jan 2021

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  • "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. "Intern"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

    Pros

    Great organization with a meaningful mission. Will not find a better government job in the country.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and red tape, which is expected.

  2. "Dedicated to the core mission"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Training Specialist in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Love working here because of the work we do for our nation. National security is our prime mission - making the world a safer place. We have brilliant people working here and I love the work I do to support the people who are essential to our core mission. My management is very supportive of work-life balance and the company benefits are great.

    Cons

    Funding is dependent on the federal government administration. As with most government entities there are a lot of restrictions and red tape, but you learn to live with those realities.

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Response

    January 25, 2021Recruiting Group Leader

    Thank you for your review. LLNL strives to be supportive of work-life balance for all its employees.


  3. "Lots of great work and great people"

    4.0
    Former Intern - Graduate Student Intern in Livermore, CA

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

    Pros

    Very smart and friendly people, great benefits, good work life balance

    Cons

    Slow pace and red tape, hard to collaborate with departments

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Bizarre institution not designed to encourage good science"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  5. "Excellent place to work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Staff Scientist 
    Recommends

    I worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth within the company. Doing research for the government but also possibility to do research in fundamental science

    Cons

    Lots of red tape and bureaucracy. Can feel closed off, especially for foreign nationals.

  6. "Best Career Ever!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This places cares about their employees and doing what's right. The work is challenging and the people are wonderful!

    Cons

    Lots of red tape and rules. Takes some time to learn the processes and procedures. Facilities are a bit dated and in need of upgrades.

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  7. "Great company offering competitive pay and benefits!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Operations Specialist in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have worked for LLNL for 13 years and have worked in various positions in 5 different areas of the lab. There are opportunities to move around within the organization, which allows continuous growth and development. They offer competitive salaries, a great benefits package and also provide education assistance for employees who wish to further their education. I love that they also offer flexible work options, including a 9/80 schedule. People that come to LLNL tend to stay for the long haul and the lab community feels like a second family.

    Cons

    The laboratory is government-owned and must follow many rules and regulations. There is a lot of red-tape and therefore, processes can take a very long time, including the hiring process.

  8. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work and life balance, coworkers are extremely smart and friendly, the lab cares about their people

    Cons

    red tape so it takes longer to get things done

  9. "Very interesting place to work with nice work/home balance"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very broad range of exciting and interesting work with a great work life balance.

    Cons

    There can be some red tape and other bureaucracy that makes things move slowly.

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  10. "Great Company but theres definitely red tape"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing coworkers, wonderful benefits, and the ability to stay long term

    Cons

    Red tape being a federal facility, conflicting departments, and sometimes I dont feel challenged.

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