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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
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    Provide good job experience, decent training, paid graduate courses and opportunities interacting with congressional needs and other government statistical agencies.

    Cons

    If you work in a department with few press releases, a lot of downtime. Work can get stale and repetitive. Promotional opportunities limited, not too many upper level GS positions available. Senior executives can be out of touch at times.Bonuses have continually decreased to the point they should not even distribute.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs tobe more engaged with rank and file. Too many surveys distributed and not enough face to face discussion regarding morale. Understand rules are strict and budget is limited, but employees who go above and beyond should be compensated.

US Bureau of Labor Statistics Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    Interview

    After applying on USAJobs, a BLS HR person contacted me by phone and e-mail that one of their department managers wanted to interview me. Because of my location outside of DC, they opted for a Skype interview scheduled one week later.

    The Skype interview was with a division manager and after being given an overview of the department functions and role within the BLS, I was asked a series of standard interview questions.

    Interview Questions

    • - First question thrown at me was "Describe yourself in only five words."
      - Describe a time when you were confronted with a workplace conflict and how did you resolve it.
       
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Website www.bls.gov
Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1913
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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Just the facts, ma'am -- that's what the US Bureau of Labor Statistics aims to deliver. The agency (also known as BLS) collects, processes, analyzes, and shares labor economics information with Congress, other government entities, the public, and the business sector. It reports statistics regarding inflation, unemployment, labor productivity, workplace safety, and much more. BLS searches for data that reflect current economic conditions, are impartial, and are relevant to current social and economic issues. It also is responsible for several publications including the... More

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