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    Chicago Bureau of the Census Area Manager

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    Former Employee - Area Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at US Census Bureau full-time (more than 3 years)


    Exposure to multifaceted continual and intermittent operations, while working with large staff in 5 Local Census Offices, Great management experience allowing to interview and train staff for various operations.


    Very demanding and stressful operation with unending challenges and demands are overwhelming

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    review work loads and allow for more overtime for all staffed based on work overloads to complete by predetermine deadlines. Executive Management must allow more time to hire additional staff and more time to train. Operations deadlines were always impossible to complete in a 40 week. The massive recruiting, staffing and multiple field operations at height of operations require budget reviews to provide overtime that can not always be requested in advance because of technology failures and unforeseen challenges related to weather, travel delays, late delivery of training materials, equipment and equipment (computer failures and overloads of data entry, not enough time given to have all filed office ready for opening, more time given for implementing recruiting staff, testing, interviewing selection of staff, training and staffing up field offices.

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US Census Bureau Interviews

Updated Jan 5, 2015
Updated Jan 5, 2015

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    Crew Leader Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at US Census Bureau.

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    I was first contacted to do a phone interview that was relatively easy. We discussed practical matters such as my work history, living location, and transportation. Once I completed that initial contact I was given the location of the first of several trainings for the position. The training in itself served as an interview for the Crew Leaders and Director to analyze the candidates for potential new hires.

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US Census Bureau Awards & Accolades

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Best Employers for Latinos to Work For in the East, Latinos For Hire, 2012
Best Employers for Latinos to Work for, Latinos for Hire, 2008

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Headquarters Suitland, MD
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 2000
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

At the US Bureau of the Census, people count. The Census Bureau is in the business of recording almost everything about the nation's citizens. As a division of the US Department of Commerce, the Census Bureau crunches and publishes statistical information collected every 10 years about the nation's economy, geography, and people, including housing statistics, community profiles, and education data. Known for tomes such as the Statistical Abstract of the United States, much of the agency's data is also available through its online product, American FactFinder, which also... More

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