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Updated December 27, 2017
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  1. "DOE Review"

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

    I worked at US Department of Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. I was in a document and librarian position. Interesting work, never dull.

    Cons

    the gov't pay scale was hard to adapt to coming from the commercial sector. I was unable to continue my tenure due to pay.

    Advice to Management

    The probationary period can be waived at any period to qualified employees. Please use this as a retention tool. Also be aware that rating systems and the awards are not being issued accordingly. Managers refuse to rate at a higher grade, this makes promotion and yearly awards meager.


  2. "Uncertain direction...."

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Energy (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They do important work in national security.

    Cons

    Tons of politics and bureaucracy!

    Advice to Management

    Choose leadership carefully.

  3. "Attorney"

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

    I have been working at US Department of Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice work-life balance (government hours)

    Cons

    Limited salary potential (government pay)


  4. "Nice place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to move around, management generally open to new ways of doing things.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can take over day-to-day work


  5. "DOE - Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Staff in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Incredible mission from renewable and efficient energy research to maintaining our Nation's nuclear arsenal. Some of the most intelligent government and contract employees working on some of the world's toughest challenges.

    Cons

    Need to strengthen relationship between federal workers and DOE Lab community.


  6. "overview"

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    Current Employee - Security Police Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Security Police Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, and a fun work yet business wise work place

    Cons

    Not much cons, they have always treated me very well

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, with training and the home type of environment that you bring.


  7. "Great People great flexibility some disfunction"

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

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

    Pros

    Great People, lots of flexibility and respect for work life balance

    Cons

    Some folks in management are quite disfunctional

    Advice to Management

    get rid of dead weight

  8. "Policy Analyst"

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

    I have been working at US Department of Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Access to senior officials, meaningful work, opportunity to interface across industry and government

    Cons

    Siloed offices, difficult to move up


  9. "Energy Engineer at Industrial Assessment Center"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Experience team work. Chance to visit different manufacturing facilities.

    Cons

    Directions are not very clear for less experienced.


  10. "Cyber Security Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at US Department of Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Few. The HQ building is old and really in need of repair

    Cons

    Lousy management, poor technology. Poor work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Fire inept management


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