top level, prestigious institution for scientific research
Director's Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee), Los Alamos, NM – August 20, 2012
Los Alamos National Laboratory is a premier national security research institution, delivering scientific and engineering solutions for the nation's most crucial and complex problems. Our primary responsibility is ensuring the safety, security, and reliability of the nation's nuclear deterrent.
The Los Alamos of today emphasizes worker safety, effective – more... operational safeguards & security, and environmental stewardship, while outstanding science remains the foundation of the Laboratory.
In addition to supporting the Lab's core national security mission, our work advances bioscience, chemistry, computer science, earth and environmental sciences, materials science, and physics disciplines.
Los Alamos National Laboratory personnel play leading roles worldwide in basic and applied scientific research and technology. Whether it's conducting crucial experiments in space and at our linear accelerator in Northern New Mexico or developing breakthroughs in nanotechnology and determining how best to prevent the spread of HIV and avian flu, the men and women of Los Alamos help lead the way.
Lab R&D helps curb a wide variety of threats to U.S. interests—whether it's the proliferation of nuclear weapons, the spread of deadly diseases, inadequate supplies of energy, or the effects of climate change. – less
IT Project Manager (Current Employee), Los Alamos – August 20, 2012
Pros: benefits are awesome
Cons: los alamos as a whole sucks
The Lab is a great place to work. The pay and benefits are better than average. The work is challenging and fun. There are some chiefdom's among the long-term staff; which can be bureaucratic at times and frustrating. Job security is varied based upon the type of position hired on to perform. The advancement is not as good as it used to be. There is – more... no life and no young people; not a place for singles. The lack of restaurants and culture is depressing. – less
Project Administrator (Current Employee), Los Alamos, NM – July 27, 2012
Pros: great benefits
Cons: federally funded
A typical work day starts with a 7:15 am plan of the day meeting, followed by another 8:00 am Construction Management Meeting. Extensive Calendar Management, and assisting Program Managers throughout the day.
Software Engineer - Graduate Student (Former Employee), Los Alamos, NM – July 10, 2012
I had a great time working at LANL. The people you meet and work with make the entire experience unforgettable. Everyone is willing to help you gain knowledge and insight to problems and help you find solutions to solving them. FANTASTIC work environment with very hard working, helpful, and smart people.
Over the past thirty (30) years I have conducted quality assurance audits, surveillances, assessments and oversight of safety-related and risk managed practices and developed quality assurance plans and procedures. I have been certified as Lead Auditor since 1989 in accordance with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) N45.2.23 and American Society – more... of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) NQA-1. – less
Systems Engineer (Current Employee), Los Alamos, NM – May 24, 2012
Pros: awesome teams, willing to teach you, willing to learn from you.
Cons: academic bigotry runs a little rampant
Typical work day is fast paced with ever changing demands. I could not write all the things that I have learned but an example would be how to write parallel programs. Most mangers are awesome. I work with some of the most brilliant minds in the world. Hardest part of the job is staying on top of technology while remaining grounded with still in production – more... technology. The ability to challenge myself to greatness. – less