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

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Very Politicized

Investment Officer (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

ProsExcellent learning opportunity with bright people

ConsLow pay, little responsibility, disorganized

Advice to Senior ManagementBe better organized

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Too much red tape

    Communications (Former Employee)
    Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Department of Energy as a contractor for more than a year


    Pros: Interesting, engaging work with intelligent people. Cons: Lots of bureaucracy. Even the smallest decisions need to go up the… Advice to Senior Management: Delegate responsibilities and trust your workers to handle them. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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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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