US Patent and Trademark Office

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2 people found this helpful  

Good place to work if you have a family

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

I have been working at US Patent and Trademark Office full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Good work life balance
Good for parents
Laid-back environment

Cons

Leadership isn't top notch. Promotion opportunities seem political

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Tap in to your talent more

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    PTO Attorneys

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Examining Attorney in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Examining Attorney in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at US Patent and Trademark Office full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work from home full time after 2 years of employment; work from anywhere in the continental US full time after working from home for a period (maintaining a rating of at least "fully successful" required for both).

    Cons

    Production, production, production... The production requirements (equivalent to law firm billables) are as demanding as billing at a large firm -- only you don't get the large firm compensation for it.

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    Adjust production requirements so that a rating of "outstanding" is attainable within an 80 hour pay-period. Unpaid OT should not be required to achieve rating goals.

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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Technical, somewhat repetitive to work, but great lifestyle with flexible schedule

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patent Examiner in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Patent Examiner in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at US Patent and Trademark Office

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, can work on your own without depending on others, clear production quota, great benefits, can get your promotions every year if you work hard

    Cons

    Your supervisor or whoever signs your cases can make or break your job. The work is somewhat repetitive in nature and can be very technical.

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