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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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  • Great work life balance, competitive salary/benefits package (in 20 reviews)

  • student loan repayment plan, flexible work schedule (for some offices), not far to Union Station (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Economist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Economist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Unbeatable with life balance, with great management. As an economist the work was interesting, but was often constrained by protocol and hierarchy. That said--easy less bureaucratic then most government agencies!

    Cons

    Work was often kind of boring.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good fight!


  2. "Economist"

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    Current Employee - Economist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Economist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy work hours and good life balance.

    Cons

    Non-dynamic environment and too bureaucratic..

    Advice to Management

    More employee engagement.


  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Smart, hard working people. Most people are nice and the benefits are great

    Cons

    The GS scale only offers so much. At some point you want to leave but you pretty much have to leave town.


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  5. "Confidential Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Confidential Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Confidential Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    FERC is consistently rated as one of the top 5 places to work in the Federal Government. People are friendly, building is modern, neighborhood is hip. Work-Life Balance is great and the work is meaningful.

    Cons

    the buracracy of any federal government agency can sometimes delay work from advancing

    Advice to Management

    Continue to modernize the workplace culture & continue to be innovative with incentive structures if limited by government pay scales. Young workers want to make a difference, tell him how, show them how.


  6. "Economist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance, competitive salary/benefits package.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to move up within the agency after reaching a certain point on the GS pay scale.


  7. "Love it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I like it all. Best place to work

    Cons

    No concerns. Senior staff always on point.


  8. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Hagerstown, MD
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Hagerstown, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Good benefits
    Good pay
    Stable plays to work

    Cons

    Often boring assignments,
    A lot of bureaucracy, (as in any Gvt)
    Rugged and inflexible system (as in any Gvt)


  9. "Excellent Agency, Interesting Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible schedule, telework, AWS, good salary, interesting work, smart co-workers, convenient location, fast paced, challenging

    Cons

    workload has peaks and valleys, very specific job content, government shuts down sometimes, not everyone cares as much/does a good job

    Advice to Management

    value younger employees, as they tend to leave easily. encourage employees to try different offices and roles


  10. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people who really care about what they are doing. Found senior management to care about their employees. Many opportunities to try different things if you ask.

    Cons

    Some larger rule makings can move slowly.


  11. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Energy Industry Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Energy Industry Analyst in Washington, DC
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance
    flexible work schedule
    benefits

    Cons

    old style management structure
    you get stuck in one subject matter area with no opportunities for cross training

    Advice to Management

    learn modern management methods



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