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Monday, August 7, 2017

Is LLNL competitive?

I might be getting an offer from LLNL. Can someone tell me the average/ expected annual raise and/or bonuses employees get? And does that apply to non-scientists as well?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

What's the average, a couple percent these days? Most people are average or just under average, you have to be a shining star and be loved by your managers to get significantly more.

Anonymous said...

LLNL generally follows large R&D company salary trends. It's sponsor closley controls the purse strings so total wage growth roughly follows COLA minus prrhaps a % over long periods. It generally lags by a few years. Always excuses. Never closure.

Within the organization the salary pool is divided up according to history, custom or inertia. At the employee level the top ranked 10% do very well. The average incresse for senior people is well below COLA average and low performers get little. Growth people ( < 15 years lag industry trends by a few years, But exceed COLA. except in hot local markets like EECS where they lags markets by less. PhDs have fewer job options and are pretty well paid vs. viable alternatives.

By industry standatds the benefits and security are above average. Job content is generally good. Environment varies by otganization. Livermore has become an outstanding livable small city and boasts excellent weather. Housing is very costly but half of Silicon Valley and SF. No bonuses or short term incentives.

Employment is expected to be for the long haul. Security and weapons science take years to master. Derp and strong organizational scientific snd technology roots from its UC past.

Support staff, like admins are well paid and are the best anywhere. Technical staff is superior. Management is less than it used to be. trappedcand hamstrung by NNSA dictated. Safety culture is excellent. Human resources, dictated to by the sponsor is weak and inferior and sometimes poison.

A very good place to raise a family if you are an above average performer with a long term view..

Anonymous said...

Oh...one more thing. You will make enough so you kids can't get any college financial aid but unless you have two professional earners or a very frugal youbwilk not be able to pay for you kids college.. but the local JCs are good and the military recruiters are nearby. No help fromUC here, they want only non resident victims.

Anonymous said...

Had a constructive piece of advice for this person, but Evil, or someone like him, deleted it. So it goes...

Evil Echo said...

If your posting was deleted, it was because you failed to follow the rules about not replying to posts while still in the suggestion box. Or you failed to follow the rules about being on topic and not being rude. Either way, Scooby and I are just the bullets, you pulled the trigger.

Anonymous said...

Scooby and I are just the bullets, you pulled the trigger.

August 9, 2017 at 7:03 AM

So clever....

Anonymous said...

If you can, work for the Security Organization, they are the best!! Kind, cordial, supportive and a great advocate for their employee's. If you are a West Point graduate, have a PHD or even no degree at all, or if you have no tactical or military experience then this is the place to get your foot in the door for a fantastic career. These folks are doing what they say they are doing! BBQ's, ping pong tournaments, movie nights, off site team building events....this is your chance....Step Up!!

Anonymous said...

Evil and Scooby work overtime deleting posts that don't suit their egocentric world view.

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