Payroll (Former Employee) – Berkeley, CA – September 11, 2017
Very poor management--slow to move. The business wants change however they do not accept change well. Controller and Payroll Manager are both impossible to work with. A lot of red tape--HR was no help.
Principal subcontract administrator (Former Employee) – Berkeley, CA – June 30, 2017
LBNL is a great place to work. Employees are helpful and considerate, management is there to help you when needed, and the atmosphere is great. It is a stressful place to work because of the scope of what you work on, but the people and views make the stress manageable.
Great Place to Learn Real-World Skills in Information Tech
Software Engineering Intern (Former Employee) – Berkeley, CA – May 16, 2017
I loved coming into work each day at the lab. I learned more as a software engineering intern here than I did in school! My mentors were each excellent and very patient with me. At the time I lacked a lot of confidence. I can honestly say my time at the lab was among the most enjoyable and meaningful of my life.
meeting scientists and engineers, flexible schedule, educational
Laboratory Assistant (Former Employee) – Berkeley, CA – April 16, 2017
When I worked at LBNL, I was an entry level lab assistant performing lab work nearly all day. Everyone I worked with was very nice and helpful. It also gave me exposure to PIs and post-docs who were more than willing to engage with me about their research and give me advice about my future in scientific research.
Great place to start a career, but little room for advancement
Postdoctoral Researcher Majorana Experiment Group (Current Employee) – Berkeley, CA – July 15, 2016
I moved to the Bay Area for a postdoc position at LBNL. I love working there and have good colleagues, but the culture of LBNL is different from most other national labs in that there isn't a well-defined track for advancement. You either get one of the rare staff scientist positions, or your out looking for jobs in 2-5 years. Overall, it was a positive experience, but I would have liked more stability.
Great colleagues, excellent research experience
Limited healthcare for postdocs, little room for advancement