Department of Energy
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www.energy.gov Washington, DC 5000+ Employees

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Too much red tape

Communications (Former Employee)
Menlo Park, CA

ProsInteresting, engaging work with intelligent people.

ConsLots of bureaucracy. Even the smallest decisions need to go up the ladder and can sometimes take more time than the decision is worth.

Advice to Senior ManagementDelegate responsibilities and trust your workers to handle them.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good learning experience, and a good representation of government; big and bureaucratic.

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    I have been working at Department of Energy


    Pros: Great people at the bottom of the organization; they are… Cons: Program managers lack technical know-how. Organization is overly bureaucratic. This… Advice to Senior Management: In reality, the organization needs to follow the NSF model of bringing program managers; seasoned pros with an extensive history. The organization needs to stop… More
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    Stressful for communications professionals.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    I worked at Department of Energy


    Pros: Interesting advanced technologies and science are being deployed for clean and… Cons: Huge revolving door, inter-departmental divisiveness and a working environment that picks favorites. Consultants tend to be mis-treated, and dis-empowered. That's wrong. The "ivory tower" of… Advice to Senior Management: Create more transparency and public awareness and jobs in clean energy, and treat consultants equal… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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