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If you want to work in Management, do not work for PTO

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Current Employee - Paralegal in Alexandria, VA
Current Employee - Paralegal in Alexandria, VA

I have been working at US Patent and Trademark Office

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

The Patent Office offers a variety of flexible work schedules, including being able to work from home. This only applies to employees and not management.

Cons

Supervisors are treated like garbage - cannot work from home
Supervisors do not get bonuses
Supervisors not protected by any unions
Supervisors not properly trained on Personnel policies and procedures

Advice to Management

If PTO wants to retain bright and competent supervisors, then they must allow their first-line supervisors to work from home. It is an outrage when you have incompetent and untrustworthy employees who can work from home, but loyal and trustworthy supervisors are treated like garbage.

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  1. Good place to learn

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at US Patent and Trademark Office

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Layed back, good salary, nice benifits

    Cons

    Always recognized for the bad and never for the good (a "good job" every once and a while would be encouraging).

    Advice to Management

    Notice what people do to make your job easier.


  2. USPTO

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Patent Examiner in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Patent Examiner in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at US Patent and Trademark Office

    Pros

    -Job security
    - good pay
    -extremely flexible work schedule
    - if you work hard you can advance your career

    Cons

    - a heavy work load
    - deadlines are hard to meet
    - job gets repetitive
    - experience only counts in that particular industry (patent law)
    - some managers micro manage too much

    Advice to Management

    Fortunately, I had a great supervisor who assisted me with my work. He was very patient and always helpful. Some of my colleagues used to complain about how their supervisors were short tempered and would "always be on their cases" so to speak. For this job you need to give your employees a lot of room to work. If you micro manage it can be very annoying and counterproductive.


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