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Stressful workplace
Team leader (Former Employee) –  Oak RidgeDecember 9, 2018
The pay is average. But management is horrible, if someone in your group makes a mistake you’ll all be punished because your manager loses part of a bonus. It’s a place we’re you must kiss feet of management or your gone! It’s not at all about going in and giving it you all for 8 hours and going home.
Pros
Living wage
Cons
Too stressful of an environment
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4.0
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Nice place to work
Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNDecember 6, 2018
Quiet but have all things you need to get project down, many resources become available if you work there. Also people are very nice generally. Learned a lot from there.
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5.0
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Loved working here.
Office Manager - Full Time (Former Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNDecember 4, 2018
Wonderful place to work. Felt I was helping with the company and departments goals and objectives. Great people, intelligent, caring, and hard working. Super pay and benefits. Hated to leave.
Pros
So many can't list them all.
Cons
None.
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5.0
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cooperative place to work
Intern (Former Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNNovember 16, 2018
Intern - May 2018 - August 2018
Integrated Operations Support Division
 Collaborated with operations team on a future mapping project
 Audited previous laboratory map information
 Updated laboratory locations in an excel file for computer coding purposes
 Scanned projects into digital form
Logistical Services
 Distributed first class mail
 Organized incoming and outgoing mail
Engineering and Laboratory Records
 Utilized basic office equipment (Scan Snap) programs (Adobe PDF) to scan quality assurance records
 Performed quality checks of the scans to ensure readability and retrievability
Pros
two- fifteen minutes breaks
Cons
none
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4.0
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Internship
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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4.0
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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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5.0
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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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4.0
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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.
Pros
Tuition reimbursement
Cons
Lack of advancement opportunities
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5.0
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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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5.0
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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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3.0
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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.
Cons
contractor
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4.0
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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.
Pros
Awesome and professional working environment
Cons
Secluded, and if needed groceries a 30 min drive at least
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5.0
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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.
Pros
Challenging work and good salary
Cons
Limited in ability to move upward
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5.0
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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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4.0
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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.
Pros
Excellent equipment
Cons
Very restricted
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