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Good place to work if you don't mind not doing real 'engineering'

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Former Employee - Extern  in  Alexandria, VA
Former Employee - Extern in Alexandria, VA

I worked at US Patent and Trademark Office as an intern for less than a year

Pros

-Flexible with hours
-Good starting pay with lots of room to move up the ranks
-Benefits are great (naturally, seeing as how this is a government job)
-In regards to above, the benefits will almost surely outweigh all the cons
-Nice on-location gym (if you are into that)

Cons

-Very very very repetitive
-Not 'real' engineering (this may not matter to some)
-From what I have heard, a lot can depend on how strict your SPE is. Depending on this you may or may not have a better time.
-If you do not know what you are doing, the workload can pile up and you may find yourself not meeting deadlines.

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    Loved working at the USPTO

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    Former Employee - Patent Examiner  in  Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Patent Examiner in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at US Patent and Trademark Office full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Freedom, schedule, people, training, salary

    Cons

    Honestly I can't think of anything. Maybe for some people the work can get routine. It never did for me. Some people think the workload is heavy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
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    Contractor beware

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    Former Employee - Computer  in  Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Computer in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at US Patent and Trademark Office as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    You are allowed to sit inside and sometimes chair is not broken You have long table to share in a dark room. You are allowed to have lunch and use restroom as long as it doesn't interfere with your duties & meetings.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Employees are people, but we are slaves and have no free desires. NOT working mother friendly. Meeting often schedule from 5:30-6:30 pm at last minute. Not urgent too. Very angry if contractors taking off day to have sick child. Must bring own pens, notepads, and anything else to work; these pencil are for 'employee" not "contractor". You don't deserve.

     Many fail project should tell you something.- atmosphere is great nervousness and disconent. People leave for other jobs very fast, or they forced out. If you come here, little chance to succeed. Mostly to be mis-treated. Not a good place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat contractor like human being. Not so angry all time too.

    Doesn't Recommend
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