United States Department of Energy

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Stressful for communications professionals.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

I worked at United States Department of Energy

Pros

Interesting advanced technologies and science are being deployed for clean and renewable energy. Working with the public is important for DOE's future.

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 national labs led by career Feds is highly insular. DOE tends to be always on the defensive. It needs to be pro-active in communications, internally and externally with the public. It's a huge, monolithic and bureaucratic research institution.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create more transparency and public awareness and jobs in clean energy, and treat consultants equal to feds -- we're all in this together to help America grow into a better place.

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    Challenging and rewarding work.

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    Former Employee - Senior Investment Officer, Loan Guarantee Program Office in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Investment Officer, Loan Guarantee Program Office in Washington, DC

    I worked at United States Department of Energy

    Pros

    Great colleagues and management team.

    Cons

    Difficult environment due to outside congressional friction over clean energy funding policy.

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    Keep fighting the good fight.

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    Great work environment

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    Current Employee - Security in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Security in Germantown, MD

    I have been working at United States Department of Energy

    Pros

    The Germantown facility is a nice facility on lush green lawn and located right off of 1-270. The are plenty off office space, less cubicles than the facilty in downtown D.C.

    Cons

    Lack of new technology, a server with constant gliches and a limited supply of resources makes it hard to get work done at times. Average age of the workforce are age 55 and up, so progressive thinking is at a standstill in many departments. Office politics (you find this everywhere).

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    Dont be afraid of change and new ideas. Fight for your employees advancement. Consider 10 hour shifs as an alternate work schedule for all not some.

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