What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at US Department of Energy?
Ensure your clearance is active so you dont have to wait months for HSPD-12 badge
What questions did they ask during your interview at US Department of Energy?
Was I flexible etc. Training in LA for entire US team. Could I travel in entire Palm Beach County and possibly outside the county.
What advice would you give the CEO of US Department of Energy about how to improve it?
Obtain federal customers and prime contracting groups to promote cutting edge technologies and education
It is a very calm, cool and laid back process, and the management does not make the interview grueling.
If you were in charge, what would you do to make US Department of Energy a better place to work?
Lead by example by always being punctual and promote efficiency, professionalism, and evaluate every technician honestly to their best skill set and maintain the highest level of safety standards.
When people do not work together for the common good. There was always good leadership to bring things back in order to alleviate that stress because management was respected, especially since the people placed in those positions had the expertise to make sound judgment whenever conflicts arose.
Glacial. Much of the bureaucracy exists to feed itself, not to actually help the operators get things done. Moving a cabinet? Put in a work order and wait, forever. Getting rid of a safe? Put in a work order and wait, forever. Many of these tasks are the responsibility of the administrative staff. Many of them, not all, were here before you got here, they'll be here when you are gone, and they don't really care if anything ever gets done. They are seemingly accountable to no one. Don't ever complain about their incompetence, or they'll threaten you with an EEO complaint, effectively shutting down any chance of you having your need resolved. (And worse, they hold a grudge, so you will forever be at the mercy of a vindictive work group because you dared ask something to get done in a timely fashion, or complained when it didn't.)
I believe they are on the cutting edge of new Technology and they are changing the way the world works