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Research Scientist -Research (Former Employee), Richland, WAJanuary 29, 2014
Cons: research scientists are required to fund their own projects by writing project proposals, however management may re-distribute funding without consent from the scientist.
Government lab performing basic computer science research on parallel computing and shared-memory systems.
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Great Opportunity
Research Associate (Current Employee), Richland, WAJanuary 9, 2014
Has the opportunity to work along side other departments, flex time, and able to create your own work schedule allowing for flexability around your personal life.
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More PhD's per capita
Instrumentation Software Engineer III (Former Employee), Richland, WAAugust 26, 2013
Great place to work. Nothing like pushing the cutting edge on a daily basis and making toys for the PhD's.
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Fun Projects
EIOC, Manager/Network Administrator (Former Employee), Richland, waAugust 18, 2013
Sometimes you have the opportunity to work on interesting projects.
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Very friendly work enviroment.
Undergraduate Technical Intern (Current Employee), Richland, WAAugust 14, 2013
Pros: lots of social gatherings among employees, good location with a fresh enviroment.
Cons: relatively far from kennewick and pasco.
Working at PNNL is a very beneficial as there are many traits that i have aquired through working there. Collaboration with other employees is a constant occurence while self-management is a must. Even though i was under the title of an intern i had my own project in which i self manged myself with occasional requested guidence and check-ins. It is – more... also a very diverse work experience as you will meet and work with people from around the world. – less
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A company that values their employees and provides the training and mentoring required to advance within the company.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Former Employee), Richland, WAJuly 25, 2013
Pros: outstanding benefits
Each day was a learning experience and each position I held provided unique challenges. For the most part, management and co-workers were excellent and many long-lasting friendship were developed. The hardest part of the job was retiring and leaving a great company.
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Low Key Management/Work Environment is like working on a College Campus
Senior Consultant (Former Employee), Richland, WAFebruary 11, 2013
SUPER nice people on staff and was a delight working there while the budget lasted. :-)

The campus really can't be overstated - it's just like a College Campus...absolutely beautiful and made for nice walks at break time.
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Positive Experience
Nonproliferation Graduate Fellow (Current Employee), Washington, DCNovember 1, 2012
I am a nontraditional employee, working offsite (and across the country), so cannot comment explicitly on the benefits and work-life balance. Overall, my experience has been positive.
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A good place to work on with excellent work/life balance
Engineer (Current Employee), Richland, WAOctober 20, 2012
Potential of working on many very interesting projects. Great place to learn and expand your knowledge base. Smart co-workers. Innovation is greatly appreciated and promoted.
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It is a good place to do research
Masters intern (Former Employee), Richland, WAOctober 3, 2012
Flexible work schedule; team work is important. The most enjoyable part of the job is the nice lab environment.
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Research oriented working environment
Ph.D. intern (Former Employee), Richland, WASeptember 14, 2012
Close interaction with scientists, worked in a group for developing tools to help them
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Great place to work if you know where you want to go and can drive yourself to get there
Sr. Research Engineer (Former Employee), Richland, WASeptember 5, 2012
Its like working as a researcher at a college but for the government
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Challenging work environment with endless opportunities to advance career
Project Specialist (Former Employee), Richland, WAJuly 22, 2012
Pros: time flexibility
Generally great place to work. Opportunities in other projects to gain experience. Employees are responsible for searching for and acquiring their own funding.
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nice place to work
Postdoctoral Research Associate (Current Employee), richlandJuly 2, 2012
nice place to work
people here are very nice
strong interaction with mentors and collaborate with scientists in other group
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Poor values, advancement based on personal prefernce not performance, poor quality of work
scientist (Former Employee), WAMay 18, 2012
Very good work /life balance, co-workers ethics were questionable taking credit for others work, advancement based on personal preference not performance, very little collaboration and lack of team work, non-learning environment,
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Okay place to work
Senior Research Scientist (Former Employee), Richland, WAMay 7, 2012
Pros: great place if you are management.
Cons: benefits, hr and payroll aren't much help.
Okay place to work. It can be fun, if you like science, it can be a bit frustrasting if you dislike filling out DOE paperwork.

A typical day is not typical and that is what scientists like.
I have learned a lot on this job over 10 years.
Management is no different than any where else in government or industry.
My co-workers were great!
There wasn''t – more... anything especially hard about my job.
The most enjoyable part was doing science. – less
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Productive and Fun place
Scientist (Current Employee), Richland, WAMarch 13, 2012
Managers provide great deal of freedom and opportunity to work on projects, great please to publish

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