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US Department of Energy Reviews

Updated 4 Sep 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment"

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    Former Employee - Tier I Service Desk in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Energy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great working environment. All of the staff would help each other to get the task completed.

    Cons

    Their were no cons working at the Department of Energy

    Advice to Management

    The management staff for Actionet was great.

    US Department of Energy2019-06-14
  2. "DOE Review"

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    Former Employee - Division Director in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Stable Government Job. Relatively secure.

    Cons

    Odd pro-nuclear weapons mentality

    US Department of Energy2019-09-04
  3. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Financial Reporting Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Energy full-time

    Pros

    Solid management helps you out

    Cons

    Work complexity is basic and not hard

    US Department of Energy2019-08-06
  4. Helpful (1)

    "A Great Place to Work...Depending on Administration"

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    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Wonderful staff who really care about what they do - Government benefits are pretty great - Real creative freedom (a rare find in Government) - Options for flex schedules and work from home

    Cons

    When the administration (cough Trump cough) didn't trust it's federal staff, the whole office became a hell-hole. There was awful communication within the office and some things were purposefully kept from staff that could have easily been avoided.

    Advice to Management

    POLITICAL APPOINTEES: Trust your Feds. They've been doing this longer than you, know what they're talking about, and *surprise* actually want the Department to succeed.

    US Department of Energy2019-06-20
  5. "Govt employee"

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    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Washington, DC
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Energy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Amongst highest paid in Fed Govt

    Cons

    Hard to grow professionally unless in technical area

    US Department of Energy2019-06-21
  6. "HRM"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of Energy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of work to gain experience.

    Cons

    Restrictioned and/or limited opportunities for promotion.

    US Department of Energy2019-05-15
  7. "Great place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Supervisory Budget Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Challenging, fast moving, good benefits, positive work culture, encourages training and development, nice co-workers

    Cons

    Work-life balance, commute downtown, long recruit time

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve the length of time to recruit and on board new employees.

    US Department of Energy2019-05-14
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Procurement Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at US Department of Energy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Telework is very nice and fun

    Cons

    Working in the office can be boring

    US Department of Energy2019-02-06
  9. "WARNING"

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    Former Employee - Courier in Amarillo, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Energy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Federal LEO Retirement is a +

    Cons

    Everything else. CAUTION. You'll have a bad taste for those that do this job.

    Advice to Management

    Change the culture of the organization.

    US Department of Energy2019-03-02
  10. "Solid fellowship experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    *Career employees are very intelligent and dedicated *Pursuing the DOE missions provides an opportunity to do work that really matters

    Cons

    *Shifts in political leadership with each new administration creates long delays and makes consistency difficult

    Advice to Management

    *Work harder to attract more young and early career employees *Work harder to attract more female employees

    US Department of Energy2019-01-17
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