US Patent and Trademark Office

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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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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    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Notice what people do to make your job easier.

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    Working at PTO

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at US Patent and Trademark Office

    Pros

    Great flexibility, many opportunities to be promoted, fully electronic system for handling applications, organized system for keeping track of production

    Cons

    There are a few down sides of working at the PTO ... it can cause a lot of headache since so much of the job has to do with examiner's broadest reasonable interpretation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great for the office to set clearer standards for examiners in terms of rejections and allowances ...

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