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Good scientific research environment.
Applied physicist, Nuclear Reactor R&D (Former Employee), ILJune 26, 2015
Pros: Good campus facilities
Cons: Management not always approachable.
Provided a good environment for doing scientific research with knowledgeable colleagues who were willing to help one learn new skills and apply them to their job.
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Nice Place To Work
Designer/Drafter (Former Employee), Lemont, ILJune 15, 2015
Pros: Great People
Cons: Funding shortfalls
I enjoyed my time at ANL immensely. The work they do there is important. More government funding would help push projects along quicker though.
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Great place to work with a diverse culture
Lead Senior Technician (Current Employee), ILMay 26, 2015
Pros: Lab contributes 9% of your salary to your 401K if you contribute 2.5%.
Cons: Not always room for advancement because people work there forever.
There are many different people from many different countries and backgrounds. Argonne promotes a fantastic work/life balance. This is a great place to work all who are interested in science.
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great start for a criminal justice career
Pro Force Officer (Former Employee), ILMay 22, 2015
Pros: very interesting place to work
Cons: no public transportation access
great environment to work in, you meet lots of different people from various places and cultures. plus you get the chance to see lots of scientific marvels.
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great place
Nuclear Engineering Associate (Current Employee), lemontApril 29, 2015
Pros: the gym
Cons: nothing!
Working at Argonne National Laboratory is a wonderfully fulfilling experience. I am so happy to be here (and that is not even sarcastic at all!). I wish that I could work here forever.
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What I learned
Administrative Specialist (Former Employee), Lemont, ILApril 15, 2015
I learned many new data bases and was able to use them to create other Excel spreadsheets for tracking purposes. I learned to work with people of all different levels from custodial to top management.
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Great benefit empolyee package
Power Electronics Technician (Current Employee), Lemont, ILApril 5, 2015
Pros: Great work environment
Cons: None
Awesome place to work. College style atmosphere. Good food. Close to Chicago. Great benefits. Relaxed atmosphere. Fitness center onsite,
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Excellent for Academic Researcher
Research Aide Intern (Current Employee), Lemont, ILMarch 2, 2015
Pros: fexible times, various experts
Cons: advancement
Overall a great place to work if you want to continue research after PhD. Higher pay than other postdocs. Flexible work schedule and enviroment.
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Dynamic workplace
Research assistant (Former Employee), Lemont, ILFebruary 15, 2015
It was almost a days work starting from 8 in the morning till 5pm. I enjoy the freedom of taking short brakes. but when it comes to work the goal set is to be reached in the stipulated time. co-workers are all hardworking to keep us in close coordinance with the progress of work.
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Argonne is a good place to work.
Software Contractor (Current Employee), Darien, ILDecember 22, 2014
Pros: interesting an new challenges.
Cons: lack of needed support from other developers due to their lack of free time.
I enjoyed working at Argonne. I liked the people, had a good mix of assignments and achieved things I had never even tried at previous jobs. Developing the Selenium based automated test environment for the e-Foci / e-Fcl web sites was most rewarding. But, developing / enhancing the HelpTool (web-based) for our Help Desk staff and general web-based applications were also new and interesting challenges.

Originally, I was hired to clean up a project that triangulated on a radiation source to pin-point the location of the source. I succeeded at this very well, I think, eliminating more than half the source code through refactoring and 'dead-code' detection. I also eliminated a massive number of memory leaks, so the application would run continuously, rather than for only an hour or two.
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State of the art scientific laboratory
Systems Analyst (Former Employee), Lemont, ILDecember 7, 2014
State of the art scientific laboratory with the most modern technology.
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Good place for starting research career
Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee), Chicago, ILNovember 28, 2014
Pros: great facilities
Good workplace with world class facilities, good to perform high evel research. Excellent starting point for an early career researcher.
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Great company
Mail Clerk (Former Employee), ILNovember 4, 2014
I loved working for Argonne National Laboratory. Very nice co-workers.
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Productive and respectful workplace
Assistant Chemist (Current Employee), Lemont, ILNovember 2, 2014
Colloborative and productive work place.
beautiful campus with new instruments to analyze and seminars to listen to.
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Treats workforce poorly
Postdoc Research Scientist (Current Employee), ILOctober 24, 2014
Pros: some good colleages
Cons: poor management
Poor experience as an adjunct; Puts extreme load and want teachers to keep continuing as adjunct without any benefits.
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Friendly Enviroment.
Sr. Electronics Technician (Current Employee), Advance Photon SourceOctober 7, 2014
Pros: never ending challenges
Cons: goverment facility subjected to political correctness!!!!
My career at Argonne National Laboratory has been interesting regarding growing in the knowledge of the field in relation to Argonne with respect to the research. The friendships that are created and grow over time. The hardest part of the job? Receiving that on call at 1:30am to come in to troubleshoot and repair! The most enjoyable part of the job? When coworkers and or management give you compliments on the quality of the project that you have completed!
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Great learning experience and exposure to govenment purchasing
Procurement Specialist III (Former Employee), Lemont, ILSeptember 22, 2014
Great learning experience and exposure to govenment purchasing
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Energy research lab
worker (Former Employee), Lemont, ILAugust 28, 2014
Pros: some decent people work there.
Cons: the government should give them more money.
A typical day at work was 8 to 5, sometime to 6 or 6:30.
what you learned: keep "off the radar".
management: under a lot of pressure.
your co-workers: decent people.
the hardest part of the job: hitting goals with all the phone calls, e-mails and mandatory meetings.
the most enjoyable part of the job: interacting with people outside of your own division.
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nice park and wildlife
tech (Former Employee), Lemont, ILJune 24, 2014
working at Argonne was a job I enjoyed .Work was laid out by are super then we would perform the jobs, management was a joy to work for,co-workers were very helpfly .the hardest part of the job understanding why we build the devices we build for testing.The most enjoyable part was working with good people.
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Everday is yours
Intern (Former Employee), Argonne, ILMay 2, 2014
Very little work due to inability to ration out small portions of such large projects with such large undertakings. I had a lot of fun and made a lot of friends. They had a lot of programs to let you see Chicago as well as free movie Wednesdays. Definitely would recommend this place if you're into R&D.

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Argonne National Laboratory Salaries

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$25.63 per hour
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$10,104 per month
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