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Loved working here, but had to find a job closer to home because of ill mother.
Office Manager / Records Specialist - Contractor (Former Employee) –  Oak Ridge, TNDecember 4, 2018
This is a wonderful place to work. Good people, caring and fun! Excellent benefits and pay, good training for positions available. Had to leave due to sick mother (90 yrs. old). Needed to be closer to her in case of emergency.
Pros
Everything is great at this place!
Cons
Only 1/2 hr. for lunch.
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2.0
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Poor management
Cyber (Current Employee) –  Germantown, MDJanuary 15, 2019
The management is poor from certain individuals and there isn't anything you can really do about it. There is a lack of leadership, respect and professionalism. Upper management contractors/Feds will speak negatively about you to your peers. If there is an issue, it will become common knowledge rather than management having a one on one meeting. There is a lot of childish behavior. Not so much all of management, but a specific contractor that transitioned into a fed. people get talked down to and belittled often. if you stand up for yourself it is likely that you will get bullied out of your position.

The upside is that you work closely with people in your field, so if you would like to shadow someone from another group for experience it is convenient. Most people are willing to train once it fits into their schedule.
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3.0
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Management ideologies and actions separate from mission progression.
Senior Staff Member and Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJanuary 10, 2019
Management at the department simply does not care enough to make proper reviews and track the progress of basic and general business objectives and methodologies. This equates to poor performance of mission objectives, inadequate employee reviews, outdated rules, policies and procedures, failure to meet long and short-term planning goals, and overall a waste of tax-payer money due to poor government performance.
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4.0
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DOE great
Security (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMarch 22, 2018
Great Place to work good people and good team mates and colleagues. Provide Clearance and proper training. ex CPR Firearms and media emergency management.
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Benefits
Cons
Work Hours
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4.0
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High Powered Contracting
Contracting Officer (Former Employee) –  Los Alamos, NMOctober 18, 2018
I learned a lot about the Department of Energy (DOE) and it's culture. I worked for the Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office. I learned a lot about nuclear waste clean up and contract administration.
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3.0
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Good
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Aiken, SCSeptember 1, 2018
Competitive challenging diverse fun interesting flexible hard work not boring teams players time management cultural friendly great hours upgrade programs excellent lunches
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
People
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5.0
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Good place to work.
Contract Specialist (Current Employee) –  Lemont, ILDecember 19, 2018
Department of Energy is a good place to work for people of all career preferences, whether in business, applied science, engineering or pure research.
Pros
Good Mission.
Cons
Lack of Human Resources to Accomplish Goals
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It's okay.
Helpdesk/Desktop Analyst (Former Employee) –  Germantown, MDAugust 20, 2018
No job security, Management is not great. Lazy workers. I wouldn't recommend anyone to this company. It's not all that. Nothing going on there. Thumbs down.
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3.0
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Secretary (Former Employee) –  Washington, DC 20585June 25, 2018
My typical day is to provide professional administrative support through knowledge of administrative management and office procedures. I have learned how to process visit requests in accordance with the regulations, policies, and procedures. The workplace culture is consist of civilian personnel. The most enjoyable day of this job may require training.
Pros
Offers (Metro Subsidy)
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5.0
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Productive and educational
Sr. Planner/Scheduler (Current Employee) –  Los Alamos, NMOctober 13, 2018
Working with the subcontractors and the various disciplines within my organization to create the master schedule, while establishing the sequencing and lead time of each organization completion timeline. Progressing the master schedule in accordance to the update received to meet the project requirements.
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Poorly Managed and a Quid Pro Quo Environment
Professional (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAAugust 7, 2017
Promotions are not based on merit and are based on a quid pro quo environment. Management is corrupt, prone to lying, cannot be trusted, and is ineffective (all have been acknowledged by executive management in writing as true problems). Training is only provided to favored employees (who will lie for management). Federal EEOC and Equal Pay Act laws are not followed. Harassment, retaliation, and discrimination is rampant.
Pros
Pay day, benefits
Cons
Hostile Work Environment. Management is ineffective.
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5.0
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Marketing & Research Intern (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 18, 2019
I enjoyed working for the Department of Energy. It was a great experience and I was able to understand the field way better. Plus I was able to work on the trade floor for Shell.
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5.0
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Relaxed
Administrative Assistant/Support (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZOctober 1, 2018
This job is very stress free. You are not micro managed, as long as you come in and do your job all is well. Plus they have a ton of fun activities that they do with the staff through out the year including cookouts and pie throwing competitions.
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Program Analyst (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCApril 24, 2018
The mission at National Nuclear Security Administration is of utmost security and relevance to our nation's security. I really enjoy the magnitude of our mission and the culture is amazing. Stressful environment. Great staff. Be patient. Plans change at moments notice. Take the training to improve your performance. Dedicated and hard working team members with supportive management.
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5.0
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Fun and Learning in one place
(DOE) Fellow Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLJuly 10, 2018
As a fellowship it was great. knowledge and learning in one place. the mentorship is amazing and they help the students with the research and to succeed in their career whether the BS or MS.
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AS a Special Police Officer
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCSeptember 27, 2018
I love Assisting people, worked and enforced security rules and policies to protect employee, sensitive document, and all the environment of the facility
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Budget Analyst (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMay 15, 2018
The federal government is a very interesting place to work. However, just like with any job it comes with its positives and negatives. While I enjoyed working there, the constant change in management due to alternating political appointees, can make is rather difficult. I learned a lot and appreciated the experience.
Pros
training, interaction with management
Cons
constant turn over due to political influences
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4.0
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Productive fun place to work.
Radiological Control Inspector (Current Employee) –  Aiken, SCAugust 12, 2018
Great place to work with challenging roles. The workers are willing to help new employees by giving them the advice and guidance needed to become great Radiological Control Inspectors.
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5.0
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Good people to work with
Contract Specialist - GS-12 (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORNovember 15, 2017
Managers and Supervisors are concerned for employees in terms of work/life balance. Managers ensured workload for employees was manageable and offered rotational assignment opportunities. Management placed a high emphasis on ensuring employees were successful and had as much training opportunities as possible.

Management trusted employees to complete job functions. Management also supported employee decisions and recommendations.

Program teams worked well together. Meetings were only held when necessary. High level of professionalism at this agency.

I would have stayed had it not been for family issues which made me need to relocate.
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Security Clearance Processing area for Hanford site workers
Clearance Processing Security Specialist (Former Employee) –  Richland, WAJune 27, 2018
Just wish I had the opportunity t work with their staff again. Enjoyed with at the Federal Building office. It was a contract position and I'd certainly welcome the chance to work their in the future.
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