US Department of Energy Reviews

Updated Sep 10, 2020

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US Department of Energy Secretary of Energy Rick Perry
Rick Perry
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  1. "Great"

    5.0
    Current Employee - SCGSR 

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

    Pros

    Great experience, amazing networking, highly recommend.

    Cons

    Need to maintain funding at home institution.

  2. "Still has Cold-War mentality"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Good leave package.

    Cons

    Was built during the Cold-War and is still operated with the same inflexible mentality that spends tax dollars with reckless abandon.


  3. "Great company to work from"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great team support, flexible working hours

    Cons

    I don't have any comments on this

  4. "Good training"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at US Department of Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great on the job training

    Cons

    Not open to new ideas

  5. "Very satisfying"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and management

    Cons

    Commute to get in and out of DC

  6. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Senior IS Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you are good and find a good champion, there will be ways to move up.

    Cons

    Not much diversity in senior leadership

  7. "Its ok"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Roswell, NM

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

    Pros

    Security, benefits, stability, laid back

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, behind the times, hard to advance

  8. "Good times"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Operations Research Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    lots of technical expertise in the building

    Cons

    typical government business, very bureaucratic.

  9. "Good experience"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Department of Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great staff To work with and growth opportunities

    Cons

    Busy days, not a lot of breaks

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    "Pathways Recent Graduate"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - relaxed working environment - clear benefits - flexible work schedule

    Cons

    - Experience varies base on office placement - Does not encourage new ideas - Pay is not merit based cannot negotiate salary - Culture can be toxic

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