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Patent Examiner

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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

- Flexible schedule
- Good benefits
- Decent salary

Cons

- The work is boring and tedious
- The workload can be unreasonable at times

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There is not enough of a focus on the numbers. Management should focus more on production or backlog. Focus less on quality, or morale and retention.

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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

    Pros

    The benefits and time-off are unparalleled.

    Cons

    The ceiling is very low in terms of salary and status compared to being a patent attorney.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more in depth review of the work product.

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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

    Pros

    High starting salary ($66k straight out of college)
    telecommuting (you get to work at home) for higher grades
    very flexible work hours
    onsite gym

    Cons

    production is a killer. huge backlog of work. no overtime pay. expect to work 40+ weeks, and work into the weekends and late at night.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    outsource work to releive production burden on examiners

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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