Oak Ridge National Laboratory Employee Reviews in United States

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Great place for research projects and development
Postgraduate Research Student (Current Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNFebruary 25, 2015
Generally, this is a great place for performing research, the environment is great, great team members, and lots of available resources to support my research.
Pros
research environment
Cons
sometimes the collaboration can be inefficient
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Challenging position at preeminent national lab
Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Knoxville, TN, USAFebruary 20, 2015
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.
Cons
in the middle of nowhere
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Interesting Workplace
Graphic Designer (Current Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNFebruary 3, 2015
ORNL is a fascinating workplace with an inspiring overall philosophy and history. The most difficult aspect was the commute.
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Good Place to Work
Principal Investigator of CNMS proposal (Former Employee) –  CNMSJanuary 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.
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Great, but not permanent.
Environmental Sciences Post-Bachelor (Current Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNJanuary 7, 2015
Job security here is not the best. Many positions are only guaranteed for 1 year with the possibility of renewal after that. However, it is a great place to work.

Coworkers are all great. Management style is relaxed.
Pros
work environment
Cons
job insecurity
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Excellent place to work
Finance Manager (Former Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNDecember 3, 2014
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.
Pros
pleasant atmosphere
Cons
pay
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Favorite job so far
Contractor for National Resource Management (Current Employee) –  Oak RIdgeNovember 5, 2014
Great place, great people!

Interesting projects.
Beautiful countryside and areas.
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Citrix Engineer (Former Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNOctober 19, 2014
This is run more like university than business. The co-worker are very unprofessional and there no clear direction on project and poor communication skills make it hard to complete projects,
Cons
there have been a lot of management changes which are leading to morale issues.
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Great place to work
Jr. Radiological Control Technician (Current Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNOctober 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
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Great place to work
Senior Administrative Support (Former Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNSeptember 29, 2014
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
Pros
liked working there
Cons
distance from home
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Would not recomment this place to anyone, too much govt red tape
Sensor Systems Research & Development (Former Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNSeptember 1, 2014
Too much govt involvement for me. For every one person working there is at least 4 people watching you. Countless govt regulations...
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Fun and exciting workplace
Intern (Former Employee) –  Knoxville, TNAugust 22, 2014
A fun workplace with a strong company culture.

Coworkers are helpful, and highly motivated.
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Overall good experience.
Medical Language Specialist/Administrative (Former Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNAugust 4, 2014
Overall good experience. Excellent benefits. Enjoyed my work day.
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Cool subject matter
Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNJuly 22, 2014
The workers are nice, but have a can do attitude. The subject matter is interesting and there is enough work to be done to keep even the most motivated individual busy
Pros
salaried intership
Cons
no long term options for b.s. degree
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Summer Internship
Research Internship (Former Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNJuly 14, 2014
I enjoyed my work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. I worked here over the summer.
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great astmosphere
Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNApril 18, 2014
working at ORNL is a cultural explosion and the work is fun. Not the highest compensation or benefits, but a good internship experience and completely worth it.
Pros
experience, atmosphere
Cons
politics
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A great place to work!
Senior Secretary to Director (Former Employee) –  1 Bethel Valley Road, Oak Ridge, TNApril 10, 2014
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.
Pros
great work environment, great co-workers, up-to-date computers and other office equipment.
Cons
campus located in remote area.
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Dynamic and interesting
Instructional Designer and CPR Instructor (Current Employee) –  Oak Ridge TnApril 4, 2014
The work and people were enjoyable. It was fun to be a part of a National Security effort.
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Great place to work
Seasonal Laborer (Former Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNApril 4, 2014
Great pay and great environment. Jobs vary from day to day keeping it interesting.
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Excellent science facility with a great variety of research opportunities.
Siemens STEM Academy Fellow (Former Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNApril 1, 2014
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.
Pros
performing experiments related to current research, collected data, contributed to research
Cons
time spent there was much too brief!
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