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  • Comfortable place to call home - as long as you don't think too hard

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    Current Employee - Attorney in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Attorney in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission full-time (more than 5 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook


    Family friendly - civil, respectful, promotes women and minorities


    Promotions are a bit of a mystery - initiative and thinking outside the box is not always welcome - managers can sit on projects until there is a crisis

    Advice to Management

    Transparency - as to how decisions are made and promotions given - would foster morale.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Interviews

Updated Apr 9, 2015

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    Law Clerk Interview

    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Washington, DC) in May 2014.


    Job was not posted to USAjobs. Application included both undergraduate and law school transcripts, writing samples, cover letter, and resume. 1 in-person interview with 6 ALJs and office manager. The ALJs who interview rotate each year but generally the ALJs have extremely varying personalities. 1 in particular tries to intimidate but most are very friendly. They hope to hire someone with some rudimentary understanding of energy regulation but do not expect you to know too much as the industry is very complicated. Understanding sections 205 and 206 of the Federal Power Act is a great start.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked a few questions about my resume in particular including extra curriculars from undergrad (over 7 years prior). Other specific questions included:
      1. How do you feel about excel spreadsheets?
      2. What would you do if you had a memo due to 1 judge but needed to review 100+ pages of testimony at the same time.
      1 Answer


    No negotiations as the job description included pay and this is a no experience necessary position.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Awards & Accolades

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Best Places To Work in the Federal Government (Small) ((Small)), Partnership for Public Service, 2013
Best Places To Work in the Federal Government (Small), Partnership for Public Service, 2009

Additional Info

Website www.ferc.gov
Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1977
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors Unknown

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