US Census Bureau
3.8 of 5 553 reviews
www.census.gov Suitland, MD 5000+ Employees

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Pay is Good, Management is Loosey Goosey

Enumerator (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

Pros1. If you like to meet and work with all sorts of people, this is the job to do that.
2. Very flexible schedule as long as you get your work done.
3. The Bureau pays on time.

Cons1. The Bureau provides a script to train you, but the quality of training depends on the trainer. The trainers need better training.

2. Learn on your own what you really need to do, because instructions from your immediate supervisor will be contradictory and he or she will get mad if you ask for better instructions. No one wants a mad supervisor.

Advice to Senior ManagementTrain trainers better.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Explaining what accurate and verifiable really means.

    Enumerator (Former Employee)
    Woodburn, OR

    I worked at US Census Bureau full-time for less than a year


    Pros: If you think about what it really means, to count the people for the correct distribution of state representatives, and all sorts of… Cons: Trying to explain that to people who didn't want to hear it, especially after… Advice to Senior Management: Give enumerators more concrete reasons why things are done a certain way, so they can explain them to participants who… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Census Taker Recruiter

    Census Taker Recruiter (Former Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at US Census Bureau part-time for less than a year


    Pros: Great salary and management support for a temporary Part time… Cons: Many testing for the Census Taker position had to take the exam and were not… Advice to Senior Management: Highly motivated, knowledgeable, and accommodated workers' schedules. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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