US Patent and Trademark Office

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2 people found this helpful  

Excellent for the duration I was there.

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 a year)

Pros

Flexible hours for the duration I was there; good work environment; safe and secure.

Cons

compensation as per GS scale and qualifications

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Integrate external qualifications and experience into GS policies

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good for quality of life if you don't want your job to be your life

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Patent and Trademark Office

    Pros

    Pretty flexible in terms of hours and hoteling.
    The work-life balance is good.
    The location is great for commuting by metro . . . also in a good area just outside of DC.
    Friendly work environment

    Cons

    Can get monotonous
    Production system
    Salary can be rough at first if you are on a mountain of loans

  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    It was great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Examiner in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Examiner in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at US Patent and Trademark Office full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pros are the full-time telework and the enhanced GS pay scale. You can live anywhere and not have to report to work.

    Cons

    When you are junior your work is reviewed. If the person reviewing your work doesn't know what they are doing, you are in trouble. They will constantly return your work and tell you to redo it for ridiculous reasons and you won't be able to make the quota and you will either work 100 hours a week or get fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more selective on who you hire into management.

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