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3.8
Average Rating
(based on 18 National Renewable Energy Laboratory Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.8
Growth Opportunities
3.2
People You Work With
4.1
Person You Work For
4.1
Rewards You Receive
3.4
Support You Get
3.9
Way You Work
3.7
Work Setting
3.9
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Research Technician
in Golden, CO

"Very nice place to work, upward movement is difficult without time and education. overall great work experience."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Intern
in Golden, CO

"I have worked with NREL for almost one year. It a huge organization with 2000 employees. It gives amazing internship opportunities to the graduate and undergraduate students to polish their research, analytical and laboratory skills. I had a very good experience working in this company with lots of skills to add to my profile."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.8
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (22)

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3.6 Average of All Companies in this Industry (9,805)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Employee
in Golden, CO

"The company was an open space with full freedom to approach, design and simulate your test experiments. There are lot of opportunities to collaborate withing different labs at the company."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Employee
in Golden, CO

"This company provided great mentorship opportunities. I worked there for one summer, where I was able to work with technicians and learn how to engineer real world devices. There were great professional enrichment programs, where I was able to learn how to communicate and write more effectively."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

Average National Renewable Energy Laboratory Ratings in the Past 2 Years

Year Salary
2011 $2
2012 $3
Postdoctoral Research Associate
in Denver, CO

"Great place to work, make friends!"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Employee
in Golden, CO

"Good place to work. You will have helpful and polite people around you."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Employee
in Golden, CO

"I've worked at NREL for 19 months doing research and web development and have not been eligible for a single day of PTO or sick leave due to being hired as an intern and the employee conversion process taking almost a year. The environment is okay but it's federal government and very slow moving. Merit-based advancement is rare. For example, one of the project managers I work under has not been promoted in over 10 years. I'm looking to move to a private company that is modern, forward-thinking, and changing lives for the better."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Employee
in Golden, CO

"NREL has been a great step along my career path. I have provided significant mechanical support in research projects centered around grid optimization and renewable technologies that support that. However, my true passion lies in electric vehicles and my current position does not align with that passion."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Employee
in Golden, CO

"It is a good place to work. I have enjoyed working at this place except for the low salary."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Employee
in Golden, CO
Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Software Developer
in Fort Collins, CO

"Awesome company with awesome employees! Friendly and cool atmosphere. You can swing by the higher officials desk any time and they too are very friendly. College atmosphere makes it even more great!"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Enterprise Architect
in Golden, CO

"It has provided lessons I don't believe I would have had anywhere else"

What do you like about working at National Renewable Energy Laboratory?

"It is a relaxed, low pressure environment that has a positive mission"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"I had a manager here that often said that it was a entertaining and opportunity rich environment - I believe that was true, while he was here. Make sure you ask good questions."

What don't you like about working at National Renewable Energy Laboratory?

"The environment has a lot of challenges that are (will) not be easily overcome."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Identifing key individuals, and enabling those individuels would go a long way toward enabling the mission and encourge the talent"

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Research Assistant
in Golden, CO

"Got chance to work with experienced people"

What do you like about working at National Renewable Energy Laboratory?

"To get experince, challenges, deadlines and knowledge by working in company."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Give your interview with full of confidence. If your profile is very good only then expect to get chance."

What don't you like about working at National Renewable Energy Laboratory?

"The process of decisions were slow. The complete facilities for fabrication were not available."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"They must be aware and utilize the talent of his subordinates."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Writer
in Golden, CO

What do you like about working at National Renewable Energy Laboratory?

"The mission of the organization is great. In reality, the management of the organization is awful."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Do not work for Communications or Contract Services if you have an ounce of ambition."

What don't you like about working at National Renewable Energy Laboratory?

"The work is meaningful. However, the management were not leaders. They were threatened by, and did not value, good work. Management is completely politically motivated and rewarded buddy's over workers. Nepotism runs rampant along with favoritism."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Direct management was patronizing, arrogant and micromanaging without the knowledge to do so."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Internet Developer
in Golden, CO

What do you like about working at National Renewable Energy Laboratory?

"The projects were very interesting and I always learned something new about renewable energy"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Brush up on research about renewable energy and current energy policy."

What don't you like about working at National Renewable Energy Laboratory?

"The reluctance on part of management to directly deal with negative influences on the team."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"When there is a problem with an employee, deal with it quickly and directly before there is fallout among people on your team."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
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