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US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Reviews

Updated April 6, 2017
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  • A lot of red-tape and security preventing some jobs to be done in a timely manner (in 3 reviews)

  • Experienced the worst manager/ branch chief of my career (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great Agency to Work For"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - 10 Years Experience in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - 10 Years Experience in Rockville, MD

    Pros

    - Benefits
    - Work from Home
    - Many experts you can get advise from who are very approachable
    - Job Security
    - Training

    Cons

    - Management can block moves/rotation if they wish to

    Advice to Management

    Let Employees find their expertise and let them move around


  2. "Good Government Job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reactor Inspector in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Reactor Inspector in Lisle, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Technically rewarding, Progressive management approach, Job Security

    Cons

    Level to declining staffing, Hiring frozen

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on people


  3. "Information Technology Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD

    I worked at US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is a lot of flexibility in setting my hours. The people were all very friendly and there is a great team dynamic among the other interns. It was a very manageable workload and a I learned a lot.

    Cons

    The work was not mentally stimulating and mainly consisted of data entry. They also charge you for parking which was a downside. However, they will reimburse your travel to work if you take the Metro.


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  5. "Reactor Systems Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sharp staff in research - many with decades of work experience. Lots of training opportunities.

    Cons

    Experienced the worst manager/ branch chief of my career. Tried to lateral but could not. Was let go with three weeks left on a two year trial period, based on personality not performance or abilities to work with others.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management knows certain chiefs have limited skills and repeatedly limit staff opportunities. Room to breathe is a necessary quality to keep strong staff members motivated.


  6. "(Used to be) AWEsome!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at US Nuclear Regulatory Commission full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Convenient location.
    A strong mission focus by staff members among line employees.

    Cons

    Leadership (talent) has waned dramatically. Most now focus only on their next promotion.


  7. "Excellent"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Saint Charles, LA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Saint Charles, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at US Nuclear Regulatory Commission part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work. Headquarters great to respond to any questions.

    Cons

    Part time expected to do work of a 40 hour employee.

    Advice to Management

    Need to keep the part time personnel separated from the 40 hour a week personnel. Expect a part time of 10 hours a week to do the same job as the 40 hour a week person.


  8. "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Secretary in Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - Secretary in Laurel, MD

    I worked at US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment to excel in.

    Cons

    Contracted through BS Contractor never again


  9. "Attorney"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Attorney in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Attorney in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at US Nuclear Regulatory Commission full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is good here, and there is great flexibility in setting your schedule and annual leave.

    Cons

    The nuclear industry is dying. It is not the best way to start your career. You do not feel as if you are making a difference

    Advice to Management

    Diversify your legal staff.- in age, race, interests and gender. Additionally, provide more technical training opportunities to legal staff.


  10. "Truly a Great Place to Work in the Federal Government"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rockville, MD
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance
    Early Career Training
    Diversity of Work

    Cons

    Location of HQ (Expensive COL)
    Red Tape
    Lots of Paperwork


  11. "Well organized, well managed, excellent technical staff doing important work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Nuclear Regulatory Commission full-time

    Pros

    Technically demanding work on a well organized safety oriented mission with good pay and benefits. High level of transparency on any disputed issues and mixing of staff from different levels from tech reviewers, admin, to senior level.

    Cons

    NRC is reducing staff because of market forces. Lots of retirements, almost no new hires, and limited potential for promotion.


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