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Research Intern (Former Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNNovember 11, 2018
Summer internship at ORNL was an excellent learning experience. They make sure to have good programs for the students to attend and learn. They also house students in the same apartment complexes so they can carpool to work easily and enjoy quality time together outside of work. Highly recommend.
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Ornl run by doe
DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNOctober 10, 2018
Very interesting facility, contained a large number of top research scientist. Was able to work at several different divisions to gain high tech processes and work with high level equipment.
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A wonderful place that cares about learning
NESLS Intern (Former Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNOctober 5, 2018
I greatly enjoyed my time at ORNL, and I'd recommend it to anyone! Everyone I worked with was extremely open and willing to help and learn. I think people are genuinely excited about their work.
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Great Company to work for
INTERN (Former Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNOctober 2, 2018
Oak Ridge National Lab is a great company with very friendly employees. Everyone helps to make sure you succeed in your projects. There is always something going on during the week as a little decompression from work.
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Interesting place to work
Research Intern (Former Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNSeptember 19, 2018
Collaborative environment and supportive co workers. Opportunities for research, but there could be some delays due to protocol at times. Other than this, fulfilling work could be accomplished.
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Excellent place for Career Advancement
Postdoctoral Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNSeptember 8, 2018
Excellent place for Career Advancement. It has a quick-paced atmosphere. Opportunity to get involved in cutting edge research, to collaborate and network.
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Average pay but few opportunities for advancement
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNJuly 20, 2018
Pay is average nowadays but there are few opportunities for existing employees. Management prefers to promote from the outside. This unfortunately leaves those with long service times at the mercy of managers who disregard the wisdom gained over the years. Tuition reimbursement is a good perk. However, after making a significant investment in an employee, management fails to utilize existing employees who complete degrees as promotion and/or management candidates.
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Tuition reimbursement
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Lack of advancement opportunities
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It is a great place to develop your career in a very wide array of scientific fields
R&D Staff (Current Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNJuly 15, 2018
You have abundant opportunities to do basic science research, applied research or mission oriented work.

There are opportunities to stay on a technical track or to move into management. You can work develop relationships with practically every government agency and even some private concerns.
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Great and exciting workplace
GIST Department - Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNJune 12, 2018
Always a place of innovation. Great opportunity for a career or contract work. Employees very open to engagement.

Cafeteria on site
Gym on site
Great walking paths
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Resource (Former Employee) –  United StatesJune 12, 2018
Give us your opinion about A typical day at work, what was learned management workplace culture the hardest part of the job the most enjoyable part of the job
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Very interesting place
Instructional Designer (Contractor) (Former Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNJune 6, 2018
Loved the work and the high caliber of the staff there. There was a lot of attention paid to work/life balance and the hours were flexible when it was appropriate. Great folks.
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contractor
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Professional and challenging
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNMay 21, 2018
The environment around the oak ridge campus was always relaxing but progressive in that you were always one door down from a new advancement or discovery. I loved being able to walk into other's people's offices and ask what they were working on. Everybody there was very respectful and encouraging no matter how much or how little you knew about a certain topic.
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Awesome and professional working environment
Cons
Secluded, and if needed groceries a 30 min drive at least
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Good Job
SULI Intern (Former Employee) –  CNMSMay 3, 2018
Solid work experience, many disciplines work together. There were many opportunities to get on other projects and many famous scientists from all over the world to learn from
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Challenging and rewording work
Group Secretary (Former Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNApril 16, 2018
As a Group Secretary/Administrative Assistant I was always challenged to keep current on the various ORNL systems and processes as well as procedures.
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Challenging work and good salary
Cons
Limited in ability to move upward
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Neat place to work
Student Intern (Former Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNApril 2, 2018
If you are into technology and want to learn more this is the perfect place to be. Hidden in mountains and high tech security it gives you chills and anticipation of stuff you would see in movies. So to actually gain clearance and work for them is an even better opportunity.
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Excellent research potential
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Oakridge, TNMarch 26, 2018
Very good place for high caliber research, we were involved as a collaborative effort with Vanderbilt and not there physically full time (job was full time) but it is very impressive.
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Excellent equipment
Cons
Very restricted
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R&D center; highly-trained technical workforce
Staff Scientist I and II (Former Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNMarch 25, 2018
Marvelous opportunity for original research. Good mentoring by past researchers. Remote location yields low cost of living. Four hours to nearest metropolitan areas (Cincinnati, Atlanta).
Pros
Administrative support
Cons
High overhead rates
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Secure Career
Systems Software Architect (Current Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNMarch 11, 2018
Can easily make a career performing various activities ranging from software development, project management, researcher, or lead depending on your interest and ability to bring in funding.
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Amazing place to work!
DHS HS-STEM Summer Research Intern (Former Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TN 37831March 9, 2018
Lots of learning opportunities from working with physicists and engineers who are on the cutting edge of their field. I learned a great deal about high temperature superconductors, neutron science, supercomputing, testing radiation detectors, hydrophobic coating experiments, design challenges for nuclear fusion, and so man other interesting things. Management was extremely helpful and taught me everything I needed to know as an intern. I loved everything about working there, from my coworkers, to the work environment, to the Oak Ridge area in general. I was sad to have to leave after my internship ended.
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positive work environment, learning opportunities, engineering challenges
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can't think of any
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good place to work
Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) –  oak ridgeMarch 8, 2018
ORNL has developed a #plantbased #plastic that conducts #electricity and can be programmed to remember its shape. Partnerships. We provide access to technologies, unique facilities, and cutting-edge research. Careers. The lab's staff and facilities will help you to conduct the most important science of your career.
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