Project Manager (Former Employee) – Oak Ridge, TN – July 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.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Oak Ridge, TN – May 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.
Awesome and professional working environment
Secluded, and if needed groceries a 30 min drive at least
Student Intern (Former Employee) – Oak Ridge, TN – April 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.
DHS HS-STEM Summer Research Intern (Former Employee) – Oak Ridge, TN 37831 – March 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.
positive work environment, learning opportunities, engineering challenges
Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) – oak ridge – March 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.
Postdoctoral Research Associate (Current Employee) – Oak Ridge, TN – March 1, 2018
ORNL is a wonderful place to do a postdoc and has great potential to springboard you in your career as you move out into the world. The pay is much better than an academic postdoctoral position and, depending on the advisor, access to some of the best research equipment is available.
Collaboration and Ideation Officer (Former Employee) – Oak Ridge, TN – February 28, 2018
The pay and benefits are above average, the time off and flex schedule helps with work/life balance, but time off is held against you and the company feels they can interrupt your life 24/7. There is little opportunity for advancement for most employees. The culture is unique, a non-team environment with each researching tryin to one-up another. Unfortunate, their are many talented people working there, but they work individually rather than together. Management is lacking. They do not have professional managers, they instead let scientists manage. Because scientist do science better than they manage, you can imagine the outcome. Morale is low within this DOE National Laboratory.