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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Reviews

Updated Mar 8, 2019

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Norman C. Bay
24 Ratings
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  • "The management at FERC doesn't seem to understand how to manage an IT contract and they don't seem to understand how bad they are at it(in 6 reviews)

  • "Little room for growth past a GS-13(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Na"

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    Current Employee - Economist 

    I have been working at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Nice place to work at.

    Cons

    Can’t think of any now

    Advice to Management

    I don’t have any advice

    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission2019-02-07
  2. "Ferc"

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer 

    I have been working at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits , perks, family work balance

    Cons

    Micro management and lack of advancement opportunity.

    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission2019-03-08
  3. "Mission Driven Organization - Extremely Hierarchical and Competitive"

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    Former Employee - Energy Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for more than a year

    Pros

    The best thing about FERC is it is extremely mission driven attitude there. The goal is to make fair and efficient markets. You never have to wonder what you are trying to do on any given day or what the goal of any given project is, because that is always the goal. You are looking at it from 100 angles, but ultimately that is what you are trying to do through analysis, policy making, or whatever your job there is....

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    Cons

    The cons are that the structure is very heirarchical. If you figure out that your work aligns really nicely with someone else's work in a different branch, just walking over to their office and starting to collaborate is a no-no. You have to ask your boss to ask their boss etc. Also the various branches are very competitive. Which sometimes means they operated inefficiently. Also frustrating is the fact that...

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    Advice to Management

    Loosen up a bit on the competition between departments! Know your strengths! Let people collaborate a bit more between offices or create a space for collaboration. How can OE be effective if they don't understand the intent of the OEPI when they wrote it? Don't expect your best technical analysts to love reading 500 page documents once a week. They don't! The lawyers should have a responsibility to get...

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    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission2019-01-23
  4. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, pay, and management overall.

    Cons

    Lot of desk work and repetition of tasks, but hey, it's government.

    Advice to Management

    Work/life balance like telework and flexible schedule, along with good pay, is what makes this place attractive to top quality candidates and millenials.

    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission2018-08-09
  5. "Good work if you can get it (OAL)"

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    Current Employee - Energy Industry Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The work is challenging and interesting, and filing testimony is a satisfying accomplishment. The work-life balance is good and the pay and benefits are nice.

    Cons

    The casework can be a grind sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Put a ping pong table in one of the break rooms/lounge areas. This would be a cheap and fun way to improve morale in the office.

    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission2018-05-21
  6. "Recent Grad Program Review"

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    Current Employee - Energy Industry Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing staff, supportive management, flexible work schedule, vacation time, sick time, career growth opportunities, training opportunities, self driven work flow, creative environment, flexible project guideline, career ladder, job satisfaction

    Cons

    Slow work environment, projects are mostly self driven, lengthy approval process, very steep learning curve, IT, opacity of goals

    Advice to Management

    Branch work balance is skewed which causes dissatisfaction in employees. Longstanding team members have opaque privileges and seem to be held to a lower standard.

    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission2018-03-17
  7. "ee"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work like balance, work

    Cons

    commute, work sometimes, training, budget

    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission2018-03-06
  8. "Awesome Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission full-time

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    Not as challenging as I expected

    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission2018-02-28
  9. "Energy Industry Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

    Pros

    - Flexibility - Work with intelligent people

    Cons

    - Promotions based on GS scale, lots of dead weight making lots of money, which limits the younger employees that want to be promoted

    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission2017-12-13
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Work Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    FERC does a great job hosting seminars and trainings for employees on a host of topics - home buying, what is fracking?, financial planning, recycling, etc. Great colleagues who love to teach and learn Interesting work

    Cons

    Its a regulatory agency, so very rigid in its approach and processes. Lots of unnecessary protocols and colleagues sometimes are afraid to challenge the status quo In some areas, can be the definition of unnecessary red tape

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to balance the regulatory requirements and needed structure with creative methods to streamline the internal processes. External processes are set (and mandated), but no need to go through unnecessary hoops internally.

    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission2017-11-16
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