Pros: good balance of personal and professional life
Cons: fractured. no unifying sense of mission or purpose.
While INL is the top pay in the local economy, they are careful to not be over-achievers in a national scale. Overachievers must move to keep ahead of salaries being normalized to the job.
Typical corporate bene's package.
Not plagued by hire-and-fire mentality. Go ahead and buy a house.
The distribution of promotions, or lay-offs for that matter, – more... does not reflect the cross-section of the INL population, but rather, reveals an activist "affirmative action" element in the HR department.
The INL is in process of "finding itself" - and has been for more than a decade. It's nothing that a good mission would not fix. But in the interim, with the current U.S. trends away from nuclear energy, the lab suffers an identity crisis.
The DOE customer does not help a lot, as the current INL management team has persuaded them to stop acting like customers. And because it is easier that way, they seem to have agreed.
Needs an enema from the top down, but that can be said of many places, eh?
Overall, a good workplace for personal life balance. Seldom requires overtime. Unless you have children and both parents work at "site" facilities. The long bus ride and early a.m. departure time are not conducive to attentive parenting.
Job locations can be at site facilities or town, depending on what you do.
S. E. Idaho is a polarizing place. Night-clubbers will HATE it. Families like it. Outdoor types are in heaven. – less