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Avoid the headquarters location

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Suitland, MD
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suitland, MD

I have been working at US Census Bureau full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Good work - life balance, benefits, cafeteria, building, and walking trail

Cons

Managers make up their own rules regardless of agency-wide policy - example, employees are allowed two telework days per week according to telework policy; yet, many managers refuse to follow the policy and create a new policy for their own department. So instead of following the agency's mandated telework policy, random managers act as though they own their own island. The employees feel resentful and intimidated, and the managers are not held accountable.

Micromanagement is in peak form. Be sure you fill out your form on the day that you telework that details what you do each and every hour that you are teleworking.

Low morale in field division.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for US Census Bureau

  1.  

    Fun experience, worked in my neighborhood, good pay

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    Former Employee - Census Taker  in  Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - Census Taker in Staten Island, NY

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

    Pros

    Paid training, Decent pay, got reimbursed for mileage, you can work when you want.

    Cons

    Knocking on everyones doors, alot of paperwork.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Crew Leader

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Census Bureau

    Pros

    Enabled crew leaders to manage their team as the crew leader saw fit. Great temporary compensation. Get a great opportunity to work outside in your community! Get to work the hours that fit your schedule (within reason)

    Cons

    Unfortunately the Census Bureau does not disprove the perception that government entities are inefficient. Enumerating and going door to door has many challenges, as you are dealing with many people that have little interest in being counted.

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