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Good place to work if you're suited for this type of job

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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

Fleixibile hours and work schedule
Independence, you are the master of your work and success
You know what you need to do to get your job done

Cons

Repetitive work
Limited opportunities for advancement

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More feedback , training and involvement with Examiners

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    good first job

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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

    easy, flexible job that you can do if you are are smart and can speak english. you are basically a professional searcher

    Cons

    boring and repetitive. dealing with attorneys is not always fun because they are unprepared and do not know the technology as well as you do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get people to stay at the office and don't hire people that don't speak english. also update technology--why did i use IE 2003 in 2010?

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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    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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