United States Department of Energy Reviews

Updated July 15, 2015
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  1. Attorney

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United States Department of Energy full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work. They give you opportunities to work on complex projects and to develop your career.

    Cons

    Being a government agency, the opportunities for career advancement within the agency are limited.

    Advice to Management

    Take advantage of all the opportunities to develop your employees so they can achieve their full potential.


  2. Too much energy

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Energy labs are outstanding and I was proud to be able to visit the Argonne labs in Chicago. The work is very much needed in the UsA that they do.

    Cons

    At the division areas, the last thing you want to do when you come to an new agency is look for the protocal. This seems to be the norm here at headquarters.

    Advice to Management

    Create a manual for each department


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good work life balance, lots of red tape.

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    Current Employee - General Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - General Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great work life balance, nice people and interesting work.

    Cons

    most days feel like you are running in place, but if work life balance is your goal, then why not?

    Advice to Management

    try to empower and delegate to your employees - too many senior folks try to do it all themselves.


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  5. DOE

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at United States Department of Energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Long term, stable, lots of work

    Cons

    Management and red tape, hard to move around. Some of the work is beyond dull.


  6. Great mission and fascinating work, but hard to move around and gain experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United States Department of Energy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great values, good people and strong mission-oriented focus. Many of the employees are extremely competent, talented and hard-working

    Cons

    The usual bureaucratic issues: things are slow, inefficient, some people act like they are retired on the job.


  7. Great chance to experience work in the federal government

    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at United States Department of Energy

    Pros

    Access to a lot of great people, great learning experience

    Cons

    Slow paced and quiet work environment

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to recruit/retain interns to full time positions


  8. Auditor

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    Former Employee - Auditor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Auditor in Washington, DC

    I worked at United States Department of Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Interesting work, highly competent staff, great front-line managers, and a lot of flexibility.

    Cons

    There was a lack of trust by management at the front line level and as a result was an obscene amount of review that went into every report written. The IG was also very tight with the budget, so expect mid-20th century furniture.


  9. Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United States Department of Energy

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent Employer would recommend to anyone interested in federal employment

    Cons

    None - Excellent Employer would recommend to anyone interested in federal employment


  10. Intern at DOE

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United States Department of Energy

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Relaxed work environment. Interesting assignments.

    Cons

    Not challenging. Somewhat dysfunctional environment. Ugly facility.


  11. Yes a bureaucracy, but with an inspiring mission

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at United States Department of Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Meaningful and relevant work - Always more to take on - Ability to move across the agency - good compensation and professional development plans are required

    Cons

    The agency is almost a balanced mixture of smart/ driven folks and lazy/ entitled ones. This creates a difficult culture and the necessity for smart and driven employees to pick up the slack of others. It can take time to break into the agency; like any massive organization, there is a lot of inertia and it takes a while to feel like you're really contributing and being taken seriously.



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