Research Associate (Current Employee), Knoxville, TN, USA – February 20, 2015
Cons: in the middle of nowhere
ORNL is a good place to work if you want to be around some of the most advanced computing and other sciences in the world. Lots of good people tend to be hampered by clueless management. The endless jockeying for funds get old.
Principal Investigator of CNMS proposal (Former Employee), CNMS – January 28, 2015
The people here are nice, and the equipment in the ORNL is almost the best all over the world. I love the lunch time, when people come together, have jokes and share their funny experiment of both work as well as daily life. You have good opportunities to work with scientist from other universities, research institutes. I can Learn a lot from them.
Finance Manager (Former Employee), Oak Ridge, TN – December 3, 2014
Pros: pleasant atmosphere
Management and co-workers are concerned with the end product and making life at work more enjoyable. You can be proud that you supported the overall accomplishments of the company even though your task are back office.
Jr. Radiological Control Technician (Current Employee), Oak Ridge, TN – October 8, 2014
• Rad/con surveys in support of cask/carrier shipments • Rad/con surveys in support of reactor startup/shutdown • Material clearance surveys • Instrumentation and Dosimetry • High Radiation and High Contamination entries • Radiological work permits • Hood and Hot Cell work
Senior Administrative Support (Former Employee), Oak Ridge, TN – September 29, 2014
Pros: liked working there
Cons: distance from home
Made coffee Took notes at meetings and typed them up for distribution Checked email messages and responded Interviewed others for secretarial position Reviewed policy procedures Answered phones Prepared and faxed fax Kept appointments for my supervisor Liked working with co-workers Had a good and fair boss
Senior Secretary to Director (Former Employee), 1 Bethel Valley Road, Oak Ridge, TN – April 10, 2014
Pros: great work environment, great co-workers, up-to-date computers and other office equipment.
Cons: campus located in remote area.
Enjoyed a variety of tasks in positions held. Given opportunities to lead and received positive feedback and encouragement. Worked for a variety of organizations and was able to gain insight into the research and scientific as well as service organization sides of the company. My contacts were with external and internal customers and appreciated the challenge in providing extraordinary service to all. The most difficult part at times was maneuvering throughout the campus because of parking restrictions. But even this had a positive side because it provided needed exercise on days when I was tied to my desk.
Excellent science facility with a great variety of research opportunities.
Siemens STEM Academy Fellow (Former Employee), Oak Ridge, TN – April 1, 2014
Pros: performing experiments related to current research, collected data, contributed to research
Cons: time spent there was much too brief!
The time at ORNL was a unique experience provided by the Siemens Corporation. Twenty educators from across the United States were selected to work with research scientists at ORNL. I was very fortunate to have been selected from the many applicants. Each educator was placed into groups and assigned a team of researchers. There was a wide variety of research taking place during that time: from solar radiation panels to energy manufactured by biological organisms. I was very impressed with the high quality of researchers who hailed from countries all over the world.