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Enumerator Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Concord, CA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Concord, CA
Application Details

I applied in-person. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at US Census Bureau.

Interview Details

I did not have a traditional job interview. I received a phone call informing me when my job would start and about the training. During this call, I was asked if I was still available to work and willing to work the days and hours available.

Interview Questions
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Enumerator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Submitted online application. Received call for scheduled test date. Test consisted of basic map reading and house address type questions. Those with 100 percent were automatically hired. I had 97% and didn't get an offer of employment for another 2 weeks. No personal interview, just place and time for training.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no personal interviews, it was all competency-based.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Enumerator positions have set pay. No negotiations. However, the pay was great for our small town.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Enumerator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at US Census Bureau.

    Interview Details

    I believe I found out about this position through an ad in the newspaper. I applied online and got a call back about a month later. I had a group interview that was very uncomfortable.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Enumerator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at US Census Bureau.

    Interview Details

    Seen an ad locally about open testing. Called the 800 number to schedule testing. Went to testing location, answered 30 questions (2 were examples and basically answers were given, so 28 questions) I received a score of 27. Received phone call 2-3 months later asking if I was still interested in a position with US Census. I replied that I was. A week later I received a call discussing the Enumerator position and if I was interested. It seemed like an interview with the simple yes or no questions to which once completed I was told where to go to start my training and when.

    Interview Questions
    • Had no typical interview question, just availability questions. Like ... are you available to work at least 20 hours a week? Do you have reliable transportation?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Enumerator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at US Census Bureau.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process for an enumerator with the US Census Bureau starts with a basic test. Basic math, grammar, reading maps. Once that test is submitted, a candidate will likely be contact via phone for a short interview. Depending on availability, the candidate is hired and invited to a training session in their area.

    Interview Questions
    • I do not recall the questions. The main issue dealt with availability.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Enumerator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at US Census Bureau in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    First, I received a phone call. The job description, including salary, were described to me. I was being invited to take a test, with the intention to be hired a month or so after the phone call. There were scheduled tests in a few locations. I chose a location (a library) and time. I brought my resume, a list of references, a pencil, and something to keep myself entertained, such as a book. A bunch of people took the test together. It was very easy. A sample test is available at census.gov. Next, each of us was interviewed one by one. I was asked to read a sample survey and annunciate clearly. I was also asked to answer questions using examples of my experience, including describing what happened, what the problem was, and how I solved it. Following directions may have been more important than the experiences described.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you failed, what was the problem, and how you overcame the problem.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation with the US government. They are very up front about the salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Enumerator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at US Census Bureau.

    Interview Details

    Test site exam> 70% or higher is passing. But most people gets in with 90% or higher

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation government limit
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Enumerator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 8+ monthsinterviewed at US Census Bureau in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    1. Take the Bureau's test.
    2. Wait, wait.
    3. Say, "Yes", when phoned and asked if you're available to work.

    Interview Questions
    • Bone up on your basic math skills. The San Francisco Public Library has excellent online programs to learn basic math skills.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations. It's take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Enumerator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albany, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albany, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at US Census Bureau in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Fill out an application, take a basic test that checks your arithmetic, reading and writing capabilities, sit around and wait for an phone interview. Basic interview very short and a job offer right there on the spot. You must be able to past a fingerprint screening and take an oath to protect people's confidential information.

    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiating. Here is the job title and duties, and this is the pay. Do you accept?
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Enumerator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntington Beach, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntington Beach, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at US Census Bureau in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    I heard from a friend about it and so I applied with her. I don't remember if I registered first or if it was open. There is an initial test that you have to take and get a perfect score, based on analytical and practical skills. They didn't have an official department I guess, so it was taken in a small room at the Westminster mall. After you pass the test (you find out immediately), you are hired and then details about the next step are given - training and etc.

    Interview Questions
    • None of the questions were very difficult. There was actually a practice test you could take online as well   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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