Environmental Manager (Current Employee) – Los Alamos, NM – February 15, 2018
good place to work, must be ready to work at various paces and gears depending on the work and projects going on. one must have great experience as you will be in various projects, work activities and used as a Subject Matter expert.
Graduate Intern (Former Employee) – Los Alamos, NM – February 1, 2018
I loved my boss a lot and I felt that my division was always encouraging me to be a better version of myself and grow my strengths. Downside is that Los Alamos is a super lame town. If you are late career with a family, it is a great place. If you're young, the job is great but everything past 5pm is boring.
Subcontract Tech Representative/Proc. Engr (Current Employee) – Los Alamos, NM – January 19, 2018
Pro: great place to work. No free lunch. But I bring mine, I can afford it. I wish I had more to say about it. I wish I could tell you more about working at this company in my Review Cons: No free lunch
Physics Intern (Former Employee) – Los Alamos, NM – November 27, 2017
As an intern, I was basically paid to learn about the physics behind what happens at the isotope production facility, then I was put in charge of a significant portion of a future radiation experiment. My mentor, Jon, was incredible and taught me a lot.
alternating 3-day weekends, great learning environment
Accelerator Operator, DARHT Axis I & Axis II (Current Employee) – Los Alamos, NM – November 21, 2017
Depending on which Division you are working for, and what style the current manager "runs his/her ship" (Division &Group Leader) will dictate if you are able to take advantage of the MANY educational side-bars at the Lab. Offered during work hours, and on Lab property, there are groups meeting, fairs being held, women's/men's organizations, and/or Safety and Security Teams solving issues. But if your management is such that they do not allow you the time away from your normal work duties, you will find it impossible to get involved.
Also, remote site's are somewhat prohibitive of going to town and grabbing lunch.
GIS Specialist III (Former Employee) – Los Alamos, NM – November 17, 2017
The specific group I worked in was a very cut throat work culture. There was no defined job description when I was brought on board. My supervisor couldn't describe my tasks or expectations. When I'd go ask what I could work on, he'd tell me that he didn't assign tasks. Then I was told I wasn't doing enough work. Outside of the specific group that I worked in, everyone was very professional and courteous. I think it's just this specific group.
Research Intern (Former Employee) – Los Alamos, NM – November 16, 2017
The environment was fun and the people were nice enough. There was a transit/trolley system through the town that connected everything from the lab to the grocery store. Yummy cafeteria on site though. Best burritos!
Laborer (Former Employee) – Los Alamos, NM – November 7, 2017
Safety was the biggest concern I never worked to hard and learned a lot about safety management was every where and sometimes made it a slow day but we always worked safe I enjoyed my co-workers and bosses.
Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) – Los Alamos, NM – November 5, 2017
A job at the labs means security and good pay, however the slow-paced environment is often demotivating. Projects have a tendency to stall for a long period and then demand completion in a short amount of time. Management seems more focused on profit rather than providing a nice place for their employees to work, infrastructure is abysmal and the town of Los Alamos leaves something to be desired for young people.
Retired Electrical Engineer (Current Employee) – Los Alamos, NM – October 2, 2017
Los alamos national laboratory was my career for 30 years. I was able to complete a bachelors and masters degree while employed. I began as a technician and retired as a manager/staff member. Los alamos nm is the best place to live in this world. Employees receive a 5 week a year vacation. They also receive 3 weeks a year sick leave. I enjoyed the best managers and opportunities available anywhere!!!