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Many opportunities to advance if you can deal with some bureaucracy

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Former Employee - Operations Research Analyst  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Operations Research Analyst in Washington, DC

I worked at United States Department of Energy full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Jobs at DOE cover a large spectrum from policy to quantitative analytics to national security. Once you get in, you have many opportunities to explore and grow. There are some super smart people. Find them.

Cons

ah, its the Federal Government and DOE has its share of career who don't give a hoot about being innovative or taking chances. Ignore them. Some of the bureaucracy can be annoying.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

DOE is pretty good at attracting smart, young people, but it needs to get better at retaining them.

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    Consultant in Emergency Management and Nuclear Safety, Nuclear, Biological, Chemical

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Oak Ridge, TN
    Current Employee - Consultant in Oak Ridge, TN

    I have been working at United States Department of Energy as a contractor for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good salaries and usually longer assignments.

    Cons

    Constantly changing budgetary constraints cause unsure environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use the experience your people have. Don't work in a vacuum. People WANT to share their experience with you and the organization. All you have to do is ask.

    Recommends
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    Frustrating environment with little upward mobility

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United States Department of Energy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. flexibility in attending seminars. Easier access to management. Less stovepipe than Dept. of Defense.

    Cons

    It’s all about personalities and attitude, who's who and what degree from where in lieu of focusing on products, deliverables and outcomes. Has internal focus on its own ideas with little effort to adopt external benchmarks. An excuse such as Science is one of its primary missions, therefore DOE is different from other departments, and products/deliverables are “tactical in nature “while “strategic thinking" is the desired outcome!!! Training and development of their employees are lacking. No upward mobility unless you know how to tap dance around senior management, or you are from the labs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek advice on how to change the culture. Enforce rotational assignment across career employees and make it a mandatory for upward mobility. Ensure performances and award are focused on deliverables, results and outcomes. Develop programs to improve employee skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
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