United States Department of Energy

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DOE is a unique place to work to pursue mission drive science and national policy through public service

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

I have been working at United States Department of Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Extraordinary proximity to world leading science and national labs

Cons

extraordinary bureaucracy and inefficiency in administration

Advice to ManagementAdvice

remove layers of management fearlessly to allocate more to science programs

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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Loosey-Goosey with Employee Privacy Data

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Washington, DC

    I worked at United States Department of Energy full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Access to some of the most impressive thought-leaders in the world. Impressive legacy re: Nobel Prize Winners. Great employees' cafeteria! HQ building is superbly located on Independence Avenue NW exactly 2 blocks from WMATA Metro system; across the street from the Smithsonian Institution's Castle and National Mall; and, 1 block away from L'Enfant Plaza merchants, food vendors, US Post Office, etc.

    Cons

    HORRIBLE leadership. Secure Access process was reinvented daily. Managed to allow a data breach that siphoned all employee privacy data collected over past 5 to 10 years for secure access badges. UNBELIEVABLE!!!

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    YOU are the US Dept of Energy! YOU can manage nuclear codes and reserves, fossil fuel management, loan and grant initiatives, BUT, YOU cannot figure HOW to protect your employees from a devastating data breach???!!! REALLY???!!!! Get serious about protecting what's AS important as your THINGS ... YOUR PEOPLE!

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    All Politics, No Real Work

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at United States Department of Energy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pretty easy jobs and many folks do alternate work schedule with every other Friday off. You can stay here 30 years and not have to worry about job security or working long hours or too hard.

    Cons

    Politics drives the DOE, not mission requirements. The DOE SES community is a bureaucratic clique that looks out for each other, not regular GS employees. There are many many political (schedule C) appointees here and the turnover is quite high. It's a very risk averse culture that accomplishes little and lends itself towards backstabbing. The DOE has not had a clear mission in 20 years and does not have a new one in sight. Facilities are old and IT is ten years behind the commercial world. No thought towards succession planning or the next generation of leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of federal job "tenure" and get rid of so many schedule C appointees.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO
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