US Patent and Trademark Office

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Satisfying work with great flexibility

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  • Senior Management
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  • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Flexibility with workable hours and time off.

Cons

Production and stress of continually keeping up with changes in requirements.

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Neutral Outlook
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    Mixed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, get to learn about various ideas, good pay

    Cons

    Management only cares about numbers & does not value good employees. Basically I was told because I was smart & did well, that was the reason I kept getting moved around to different art units & forced to learn new things with new incompetent supervisors while other employees that did not catch on got to sit around & not be challenged. Be very careful of not doing too well. Management will catch up & end up using you to achieve their end goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your good employees if you want to keep them happy as opposed to using them & forcing them into situations where they have no choice.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great location and wonderful environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 3 years)

    Pros

    As a contractor, it depends entirely who you work for. I am fortunate enough to have found a decent spot. The atmosphere is surprisingly lax and the campus is wonderful.

    Cons

    Be wary of typical government egos walking around - your usual political games. Never say anything outside of safe chit chat while in mixed company. Don't break any rules, including the ones everyone just skips over and signs on the first day. Recently saw a contractor fired just for logging in internationally to help a coworker while she was on vacation. If you can keep yourself off the blotter, you'll be just fine.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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