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    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at US Patent and Trademark Office as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This environment is fast paced and collaborative. There are opportunities for advancement within the contract. The opportunities to learn and grow come with that advancement. If you make the effort, it will be recognized in some fashion.

    Cons

    The fast paced environment can lead to higher stress levels. Things are always in flux and changing/evolving. If you like structure and stability, this is not the right environment for you.

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    Recognize the stress factors for employees. Realize that when something is pointed out, whether it is a normal part of their "Job Description" or not, there is a reason.

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US Patent and Trademark Office Interviews

Updated Dec 11, 2014
Updated Dec 11, 2014

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    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at US Patent and Trademark Office.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and several weeks after the position opening closed I received an email saying I met the minimum qualifications, several weeks later I received an email saying I had been referred, and then a week or so later I received an email offering me an interview. It was a phone interview with general experience/interests questions and 4 behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
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US Patent and Trademark Office Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work in the Federal Government (Agency Subcomponents) (#1), Best Places to Work, 2013
Top Entry Level Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
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Website www.uspto.gov
Headquarters Alexandria, VA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1952
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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You didn't make a copy of that new software program for your friend, did you? The US Patent and Trademark Office certainly hopes you didn't. For some 200 years, the agency has protected US inventions and intellectual property by issuing trademarks and patents in conjunction with its mission to foster an entrepreneurial spirit and see that US inventions and intellectual property contribute to a strong economy. Its primary function is receiving and processing patent and trademark applications and publishing information regarding the system. It is funded by the fees it... More

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