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Updated Jun 5, 2020

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  1. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Interesting work, in a fantasy world

    Jul 27, 2016 - Chemical Engineer in Richland, WA
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    Pros

    Good pay and benefits; interesting work

    Cons

    Working as a contractor for the US Dept. of Energy means you never know when your project will be canceled for no reason, or delayed by the farcical political issue of the day.

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  2. 1.0
    Former Contractor, more than 3 years

    Union is very very corrupt

    Jun 5, 2020 - Safety Specialist in Montgomery, AL
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    Pros

    flexible schedule, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    politics, danger, corrupt union, management

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  3. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Not enough work..

    Aug 23, 2019 - Contract Administrator in Richland, WA
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    Pros

    Good pay/benefits, rotational job shadow program for new hires

    Cons

    Not enough work to fill a work day/week!

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Upper Management needs to pay attention.

    Sep 17, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Richland, WA
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    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, hours, low stress level

    Cons

    (Level 2) Middle Management encourage employees to leave. Talk a great game but never follow through, only do what is in their best interest.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  5. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Engaged work with a touch of the paperwork blues.

    Dec 15, 2017 - I&C Engineer in Richland, WA
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    Pros

    Highly intellectual work with nice people. Great pay and benefits with a good work life balance. Good job for engineers looking to learn the business.

    Cons

    The projects tend to drag on for long periods of time due to lack of experienced resources and the requirement to document everything.

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  6. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Difficult Place to Work

    May 9, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    The pay and benefits are about it.

    Cons

    Everything is broken, meaning the processes and procedures for just about everything. The craft don't care about getting work done and are seriously disgruntled. The Non-craft for the most part really don't care either and the majority of the workforce is in the 50's/60's. If you're a motivated person who wants to get work done you will be frustrated at the end of every day. That's why most people leave as soon as possible. Everything gets buried in needless paperwork or takes twice as long to do because that's how its done and has been done. Nothing makes sense.

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  7. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Work Is Interesting, Company Only So-So

    Sep 9, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    - The work itself is actually very interesting and can offer some good growth opportunities to expand professional skills and knowledge. - The pay especially for folks fresh from school with only a bachelors degree and no or minimal work experience is usually higher than average for most fields vs. what the private and other State and Federal government agencies pay. - Benefits, vacation hours, and paid holidays are decent and within normal range. - Majority of the general employees are knowledgeable, well educated, and very interesting to work with. - Once in the DOE-EM complex system, its usually not difficult to create the network resources and access needed to jump around the different DOE sites and contractors.

    Cons

    - There is absolutely zero career training or professional development offered and minimal tuition reimbursement available (mostly reserved for masters, little support for bachelors or doctorate). - Typically work will be assigned with zero mentoring or training so for people that aren't good or don't enjoy the challenge this approach presents can often find working here to be exceedingly stressful. Oh, and like all government jobs, you will be assigned to do the work of multiple full-time employees since most groups are under-staffed, sometimes horrifically so due to the high turnover rate. - Can serve as a good stepping for early and mid-career professionals, but other than experience you gain on-the-job, no advancement to career or professional knowledge will be made so its best not to work here more than 5 years, most people prefer not to exceed 3 and a lot of people, especially those new to this type of work, have a hard time even making it through their first year. - Job is serving as a contractor to US DOE EM Division; so to 'escape' the DOE world after entering if you want to jump back to the private sector or non-government work can sometimes be difficult as its not uncommon for ex-employees from here to find they've been black-balled from being hired due to the reputation the company and this particular DOE site has outside the DOE-EM Complex. - It is both contractor work and government work, which means congressional funding shenanigans do adversely impact workers and lay-offs are common. Its also an exceedingly stressful and difficult place to work just before, during, and immediately after a change in the prime contracts and contractors. - There is minimal promotional opportunity to lead or supervisor positions, and for the most part, zero promotion potential to a management position. Most lead positions, especially management, are nearly universally filled by corporate folks. The company also no longer supports in-grade promotions (so other than rare and minimal salary bumps which in the past 10 years, have not even kept up with cost of living or the increases in our insurance premiums, so do not expect your salary or grade to ever truly increase after hiring unless you jump to another job or company). - Since management is comprised of corporate employees brought in from outside the area that are present only for a short span of time (2 years max typically) they have no personal or professional investment, or interest in investing in or supporting, their inherited, local employees (i.e. anyone who is not corporate). So their attitudes and behaviors are generally poor and often this results in them neglecting and abusing most of the general employees, so retaliation and a hostile work environment and management team is not un-common.

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