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"Usual frustrations persist, but overall a good place to work"

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Former Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC
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Approves of CEO

Pros

-usual government perks (flexible hours, benefits, regular promotions)
-room for training and career advancement
-good government expirinece to have
-breadth of areas to get involved in and interested in

Cons

-usual government drawbacks (pay is less competitive over time, proceedural inertia, apathy)
-despite room for personal advancement, there is less room for intellectual advancement

Advice to Management

HR processes must be streamlined, and some of the training requirements are absolutely innane and wasteful. As with all agencies, greater coordination among offices within the agency and outside of it is essential.

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    "Red Tape keeps getting in the way"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule more time off

    Cons

    Beurocracy that prevents you from feeling you made a difference

    Advice to Management

    Clarify the mission statement


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    "EERE"

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    Former Employee - Special Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Special Assistant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work is nationally and internationally compelling. Hours are great. Lots of meetings with VIPs and Washington players. Lots of international travel. Policy issues are relevant.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. Bureaucracy. Bureaucracy. That About sums it up.

    Advice to Management

    I would pass on working at DOE. Instead, try working at State or Treasury. Issues often can be the same.

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