NREL is a great place to work located in a beautiful area of Colorado. The research done here is world class and there are many employee benefits such as flexible schedules, telecommuting, and learning opportunities. It’s a good place to gain personal development and experience, but career growth likely comes from moving out.
Above the worker level, management is a hierarchical, bureaucratic, siloed, political mess. It is a challenging environment to work in, where progress is held back by paper processes, territorial bickering, and external management hires. Internally, career opportunities for growth are limited, as most workers are hired for their technical skills and rarely move out of their pigeon holes and up the chain of command.
Great place, great benefits, interesting work
Bureaucracy, management, lack of opportunities