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Reviews for Department of Energy

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.92
Support from management
4.38
Teamwork
4.42
Freedom to work independently
4.27
Internal Communication
3.91
Office / Work Environment
3.74
Environmental Friendliness
4.23
Work-Life Balance
4.45
Challenging Work
3.56
Inclusive / Diverse
3.90

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.86
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.30
Career Development
4.26
Overall compensation for your work
4.52
Company Image
3.87
Job Security
4.27
Handicapped Accessibility
4.57
Workplace Safety
4.13
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 11 of 25 reviews Parking in 16 of 25 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 3 of 25 reviews Stock or equity options in 2 of 25 reviews 401(k) in 17 of 25 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 3 of 25 reviews No reimbursed daycare Ability to work remotely in 4 of 25 reviews Desirable office location in 5 of 25 reviews Tuition assistance in 3 of 25 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 2 of 25 reviews 401(k) Match in 6 of 25 reviews Flexible spending account in 3 of 25 reviews Paid time off in 8 of 25 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 9 of 25 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 6 of 25 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 11 of 25 reviews No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 5 of 25 reviews Employee discounts in 7 of 25 reviews Vehicle allowance in 1 of 25 reviews Employee events in 6 of 25 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 1 of 25 reviews Fitness center on site in 7 of 25 reviews No company provided food and/or drink
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  • 18.Apr 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • better and updated office equipment

What I like about the company

They provide the needed training to help me be successful

What I dislike about the company

It takes a lot of time to get things moving

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Department of Energy
  • City
    carlsbad
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered
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  • 22.Jan 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Nothing............................

What I like about the company

Family oriented, flexible schedule

What I dislike about the company

Nothing.................................

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Department of Energy
  • City
    Germantown
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 12.Jan 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • We use many old programs and need to centralize our data sharing

What I like about the company

Care for the employees safety and wellness

What I dislike about the company

Hire more younger employees and offer paying off student loans

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Department of Energy
  • City
    Portland
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 03.Jan 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I wish we could Prevent others From going on strike.

What I like about the company

I have a helpful chain of command and almost all benefits allowed.

What I dislike about the company

I don’t disapprove of any thing.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Department of Energy
  • City
    Amarillo
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 20.Nov 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I will not change anything. Job and employers are flexible

What I like about the company

No discrimination, emphasis on teamwork. Company creates events for employees to get together

What I dislike about the company

I would like stronger leadership

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Department of Energy
  • City
    Germantown
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered
  • 11.Nov 2017
  • Employee

about DOE

3.00

Company Culture

There is a lot of drama and lack of professionalism stemming from management. (New cyber fed to be exact.) It tends to be over minor issue. A certain fed abuses her power and over steps her bounderies to bully people that she does not like out of their positions. Coming to work can be stressful because you never know what you may get in "trouble" for next. Besides that, people typically get along well.

Support from management

It depends on the manager you get. As a contractor some of them tend to flip flop on how situations are handled because their boss is a fed. In DOE when a fed says jump, contractors ask how high. Even when certain things the fed is demanding is unethical.

Teamwork

My team was wonderful. We got along great.

Internal Communication

communication is great amongst my team. It is not necessarily that great between teams.

Gender Equality

The men made almost $30,000 more then the women on my team. The men had Less education and experience by far.

Overall compensation for your work

Women are underpaid significantly.

Office / Work Environment

it's rather laid back and can be fast paced.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Department of Energy
  • City
    Germantown
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 31.Jul 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

Support for underlings not good

Support from management

Top down communication is superficial. Current atmosphere is stressful. Suggest removing Hitler type department heads.

Teamwork

Colleagues work on fear basis instead of pride basis.

Freedom to work independently

Not any longer. Reporting processes are unrealistic and extremely time consuming.

Internal Communication

Communication is inconsistent. Top director communicates but assistant directors never do.

Gender Equality

No problem noted here.

Attitude towards older colleagues

No problem here.

Office / Work Environment

Work environment is satisfactory.

Environmental Friendliness

A bit overblown but likely attribeted to government workplace laws and rules.

Work-Life Balance

No complaints

Job Security

Security is good for government staff but subcontractors have no security and do all the work.

Challenging Work

Always challenging work.

Inclusive / Diverse

Diversity in a government workplace is ridiculous and wasteful.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Put some qualified asst management in place before the office is destroyed.

What I like about the company

Job security and pay and benefits.

What I dislike about the company

Quality of management has degraded.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
2.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Department of Energy
  • City
    oak ridge Tennessee
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    PR/communication

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered
  • 27.Apr 2017
  • Employee

What I like about the company

Diverse projects

What I dislike about the company

Longevity

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Department Of Energy
  • City
    Pittsburgh
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT
  • 14.Dec 2016
  • Employee

WAPA

5.00

Company Culture

Ethical, Smart People

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Desirable office location is offered
  • Company
    Department Of Energy
  • City
    Sacramento
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2014
  • Position
    Freelance/self-employed
  • Department
    Marketing/product management

The following perks were offered to me

Fitness center on site is offered