US Patent and Trademark Office

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IT Area Needs Work

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Current Employee - Info Tech Specialist in Alexandria, VA
Current Employee - Info Tech Specialist in Alexandria, VA

I have been working at US Patent and Trademark Office

Pros

Flexible work hours. 1-day telecommute. Good benefits. Good salaries. Don't have to be too senior to get your own office.

Cons

Ironically, IT group is very behind on technology and lacks vision. Consultants do most technical work, not employees. Depending on the office and manager, can even be tough for employee interested in doing tech work to stay technical. Lots of poor management practices among first-line managers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ensure that IT employees maintain technical skills and a much larger percentage do actual IT work, not just contract oversight. Identify attributes of good management and ensure that manager performance ratings are judged based on them. Hire IT people at more junior levels to ensure that younger people with fresher ideas are brought into agency.

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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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