US Census Bureau Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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Pros
  • Good pay especially during training (in 49 reviews)

  • Great pay- as a crew leader is was paid about (in 42 reviews)

Cons
  • Even with full time work, no benefits were provided because the jobs were intermittent in nature (in 25 reviews)

  • Dangerous to go door to door in bad neighborhoods if you're an enumerator (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Clinical Coordinator in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Clinical Coordinator in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at US Census Bureau

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Never a dull moment. Training was very comprehensive. The compensation was so good that you couldn't help but do a great job.

    Cons

    The 2010 Census Campaign was too short. I didn't have enough time to really get to know my coworkers. Too much time between serving in a civil service job without benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Find good field managers that will learn how to handle cultural diversity. Make sure that supervisors are fair to all employees.

  2. Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Census Bureau full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance.

    Cons

    The commute to work could be better for those coming from VA.

  3. Part time Field Representative

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    Current Employee - Part Time Field Representative in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Part Time Field Representative in Reno, NV

    I have been working at US Census Bureau

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ideal for those looking for a reasonable part time job. Pay is higher than most part time jobs in the region.

    Cons

    Assigned cases are sometimes citizens who don't want to participate. Instead of getting rid of them, they keep them in the survey.

    Advice to Management

    In order to truly obtain pertinent date, delete homes that have no interest in participating.

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  5. Be your own boss most of the time

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    Current Contractor - Enumerator in Sarasota, FL
    Current Contractor - Enumerator in Sarasota, FL

    I have been working at US Census Bureau as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Set own hours within perimeters, steady pay

    Cons

    lots of driving but mileage is reimbursed

  6. Enumerator

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Census Bureau part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I was able to set my own schedule and work as much as I cared to do. Since I was motivated, I was able to work more than the average enumerator.

    Cons

    The introduction and training was exceptionally tedious and aimed at the lowest common denominator. It is paid, though, so, it is not a make or break part of the position.

    Advice to Management

    This is everything I expected from a part-time government job. Nothing was exceptional, but nothing was ineffective. I had a good experience overall.

  7. I would give highly and very respected company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Technical Support in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Support in New York, NY

    I worked at US Census Bureau full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Things that you get chance to learn
    Highly positive coworker to work with.

    Cons

    Short time period to get thing done
    Unnoticed of events that needs assistants

    Advice to Management

    Nothing much, just wonderful place to work for.

  8. Temporary 2010 Census, a lot of fun

    Former Employee - Enumerator
    Former Employee - Enumerator

    I worked at US Census Bureau full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    challenging, paid well, day went by quickly, felt like I was doing something important, supervisor was easy to contact, minimal supervision

    Cons

    time consuming, a lot of time in the car, must have very strong organizational skills, had to purchase my own file box

    Advice to Management

    be more prepared ahead of time, start hiring sooner

  9. Waiting for a call since February 2015 about a position. No response to e-mails!

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    Current Employee - Suvery Statistian in Suitland, MD
    Current Employee - Suvery Statistian in Suitland, MD

    I have been working at US Census Bureau full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great People! Great Location! Friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Slow after interviews! The Interview was like a test.

    Advice to Management

    Please respond to emails!

  10. Enjoyable experience

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    Former Employee - Crew Leader in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Crew Leader in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at US Census Bureau

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Reasonable Pay, Healthy work env't

    Cons

    Gathering private information, overly structured.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible

  11. It is a good place to work, but we can make it better.

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Suitland, MD
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Suitland, MD

    I have been working at US Census Bureau full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Friendly co-workers. Reasonable workload. Fairly open communication with immediate supervisor and managers. Good health and retirement benefit. Plenty young people joined our ranks in recent years.

    Cons

    Not enough communication between teams on different areas. Some employees are disengaged. We lag behind the private industry for about 2 to 3 years on the technology product we use. Not enough knowledge transfer when experienced employees retire.

    Advice to Management

    To discourage office politics, group thinking, and red taps as much as possible. Assign the right people for the right job. Hire employees with skill set that close related to their job functions. Encourage collaboration between different groups. Encourage adopting new technology and new ideas.

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