United States Department of Energy

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Very Politicized

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Current Employee - Investment Officer in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Investment Officer in Washington, DC

I have been working at United States Department of Energy full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Excellent learning opportunity with bright people

Cons

Low pay, little responsibility, disorganized

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be better organized

Recommends
Negative Outlook
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too much red tape

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    Former Employee - Communications in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Communications in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at United States Department of Energy as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting, engaging work with intelligent people.

    Cons

    Lots 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 ManagementAdvice

    Delegate responsibilities and trust your workers to handle them.

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

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Washington, DC

    I have been working at United States Department of Energy

    Pros

    Great people at the bottom of the organization; they are the ones that execute and clean-up the messes of management.

    Cons

    Program managers lack technical know-how. Organization is overly bureaucratic. This Place is all about titles...but lacks substance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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 hiring people "off the street". The lack of experience and technical know-how shows. The leadership at the top has the right vision...it is more of a matter of whether those in the middle get it.

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