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Updated May 17, 2017
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  1. "Operations Technician"

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    Current Employee - Operations Technician in Piketon, OH
    Current Employee - Operations Technician in Piketon, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at USEC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people and place to work. Good pay rate. Security Clearance from Department of Energy. Lots of opportunity for advancement and/or to even change jobs.

    Cons

    The only real Con of mention is that as a sub-contractor for Department of Energy to produce LEU. (Low Enriched Uranium) for peaceful, commercial applications. Company relied upon Department of Energy to build facility. D.O.E. has ceased funding and plant is being shut down at the Piketon location.


  2. "Senior Systems Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at USEC full-time

    Pros

    good benefits, most people very friendly

    Cons

    production process outdated and no longer competitive, Management unable to complete conversion to new production process, therefore company closed

  3. "Electrical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Ridge, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Ridge, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at USEC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented. Better than average pay and good and fair benefits. Challenging word on a wide variety of EE topic (i.e., power distribution, analog/digital circuit design, SCADA design, motor and motor drive drive, etc.)

    Cons

    Lacking a clear path for growth. High turnover of fellow engineers

    Advice to Management

    Invest in younger engineers and be honest with veteran employees about their individual futures


  4. "Company now named Centrus Energy Corp."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Piketon, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Piketon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Worked at site 20+ years. One layoff after another. Piketon plant is preparing to shut its doors.


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    "Great Company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in West Paducah, KY
    Former Employee - Maintenance in West Paducah, KY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at USEC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Everything was good overall, pay, benefits, safety, and plant personnel

    Cons

    Plant shut down after 60 years of production


  6. "Puducah Plant Gone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paducah, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paducah, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at USEC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Paducah personnel was good to work for.

    Cons

    Politics stinks. Bethesda looking out for Bethesda.


  7. "Good place to work"

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

    I worked at USEC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good salary, flexible schedules, excellent training opportunities, casual work environment, fair number of holidays given including some companion holidays, good group of people to work with

    Cons

    USEC filed chapter eleven bankrupty in 2014 and will go through an organizational restructure, trying to work through its financial difficulties, future is very uncertain and unclear as they try to raise finances to build new plant

  8. "Great pay but not worth it. Put in long hours just to get laid off while the CEO makes millions."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay. That's about the only pro I can think of after 7 years with this company.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs and not enough indians. No room for advancement unless you are a suck up. Rotating shift. Greedy CEO. Lots of drama all of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Most management didn't even deserve to be in management. They just sucked up to the right people. Management was very catty and talked about employees behind their backs. Always causing friction. It would be great if you would cut all of that crap out. If you want your employees to respect you, respect them first.


  9. "USEC"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Paducah, KY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Paducah, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at USEC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a great place to work. Well managed and maintained.

    Cons

    Company is having financial issues.


  10. "They are closing their only running enrichment plant in Paducah"

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    Current Employee - Operator in Paducah, KY
    Current Employee - Operator in Paducah, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at USEC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It has been a good job for many years

    Cons

    They are closing their only running enrichment plant in Paducah, and have filed for bankruptcy.

    Advice to Management

    Don't close your only running enrichment plant and waste money on the test plant in piketon.


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