US Patent and Trademark Office

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3 people found this helpful  

Typical Government Job

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at US Patent and Trademark Office

Pros

The stability and pay are exceptional. The job is boring as hell, and you have almost no exit options.

Cons

Middle-management is awful. The entire place is a bureaucratic nightmare. I'd rather jump off a bridge than work here. It was the biggest mistake of my life accepting the position.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Go get a real job in the private sector.

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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 (less than an 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!

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (less than an 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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