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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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    Good place to work if you have competent co-workers/management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United States Department of Energy full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work and important mission

    Cons

    Budgets are ever-changing. Difficult to implement projects.

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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
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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