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Interesting, meaningful scientific work
I was individually recruited for this job, because of management's observation of my work. For years I considered it the best job possible. In the past few years the amount of red tape and political sensitivity have increased. This has caused many of my most respected co-workers to leave. I feel I can make a more satisfying contribution in the private sector. The most enjoyable part of the job is staying current on the latest scientific research, and seeing how that research will improve lives in the future.
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Germantown facility is not a place for people of color
The culture at the Germantown, MD facility was not diverse. People of color were marginalized, not promoted despite having a degree in their field or expertise. Caucasion employees were able to advance with no degree or no experience to GS13 and 14 levels. My 10+ years showed that they subscribe to the stereotype that people of color are lazy and could not be as smart as any caucasion employee.
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Good
A veteran of the United States Navy and federal business professional possessing a unique combination of knowledge, experience and education in business management, healthcare technology management, information assurance and security, and program/project management. Extensive experience in providing quality customer service and managing stakeholder engagement in critical, high pressure situations to meet customer deadlines, expectations and objectives.
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Great place to work and earn excellent benefits
Spent 10 years supporting the OCIO customers and managing Email flow and messaging environments, Skype/Lync and collaboration. Federal and Project Management staff great to work with.
Pros
Team space, salary and benefits
Cons
lack of cutting edge technology. Knowledge bottleneck
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US Facilities, is not an employee oriented company. They do not care about people.
US Facilities is a company that does not care about the staff. The upper management constantly is threatening employees jobs. They live for drama. They are a Government contractor. The Department of Energy was the site they had a facilities contract with. The Department of Energy under a different contract company would be a Fantastic place to work
Pros
Beautiful site
Cons
Not close to Baltimore, Maryland
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Good place to work.
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
Government pay is below market for mid-level to senior level employees.
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Interesting position focused on national economy and environmental quality
Insular culture. Questionable management practices. Opportunity to travel to various research laboratories and universities. Way too many fiefdoms and stovepipes. Too much ego-driven bureaucracy.
Pros
Stability
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Great job
This was an excellent job during this time.

The work was reasonably paced and I had a good sense of satisfaction after the day was over. I really liked that the day ended at a certain time and I did not have to worry about work until the next work day.
Pros
DOE benefits
Cons
None really
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Enjoyed working for them
this was a great stepping stone for my future with the goverment

I learned alot of skills that will be used in time


A great place to grow and improve
Pros
learned alot close to home
Cons
none
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Jobsite was great, staff very experienced,
No Management support from USF Management, Did not want to purchase Tools and Supplies needed to complete the daily tasks. Overall USF a very poor employer to work for
Pros
DOE Staff and Site in General a great place to work.
Cons
Very Long Hours, No Company Support, No Raises
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To excel you must Exceed
You MUST excel at whatever you do. Right from the beginning, give it your all and then mellow down. That is the only way to be noticed by your superiors.

Easy and laid back environment until something needs to be fixed.


The individuals working at the DOE are very nice personalities.
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subway inside.
Cons
building is not savvy
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Productive and enjoyable work place
Typical workday was making sure work was done in a timely manner for payroll to be met. Learned how to keep track of employees work schedules.Culture was great and well as environment.
Pros
Cafeteria was conveniently located
Cons
Able to take breaks as needed.
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management
Good working relationship with the management team. The work is fine but the environment is not. Not a good opportunity for contractors.
Pros
work
Cons
Maryland
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Great, stable place to work.
Great management and coworkers. To excel in this job, you must be a well-rounded individual and have a solid technical knowledge base, while also maintaining knowledge of how the federal budget process/cycle works. You will learn how to work in a highly regulated environment and also must know who makes the rules and which policies/laws drive them.
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Great Place to work
great benefits
job security

good work / life balance

great coworkers
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Would Recommend
Learned Customer Service. Budget Formulation & Execution
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4.2
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67%say women are treated fairly and equally to men

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