US Census Bureau Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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Pros
  • good pay and hours but not flexibility (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)

  • The work was more physically challenging than expected due to walking from door to door in the heat of the summer in the south (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Numerator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lookout Mtn, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lookout Mtn, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Census Bureau (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Pay, Flexible Hours,

    Cons

    Some of the Areas they send you too. Some of the area's were considered a little dangerous.

    Advice to Management

    I think that if you are going to designate Area's make sure that your worker's feel comfortable where they are going.


  2. Pretty good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, variety of challenging projects

    Cons

    Location of office isn't great


  3. Office Operations Supervisor Technology

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    Former Employee - Office Operations Supervisor Technology in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Office Operations Supervisor Technology in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, Great Knowledgeable Environment, Good chance to learn

    Cons

    During Census, workload crazy, favoritism shown for friends

    Advice to Management

    Hire competant people, not your friends


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  5. Survey Statistician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Little room to advance after you reach GS-12

    Advice to Management

    More promotion opportunities


  6. Field Representatives

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    Current Employee - Field Representative in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Field Representative in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Fair Compensation, Interesting Work

    Cons

    The hiring process takes a while... it took six months (after the initial application/interviews/aptitude testing process) for me to actually begin work

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the post-hire paperwork process for new employees


  7. Enumerator/Desk clerk

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    Former Employee - Enumerator, Office Assistant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Enumerator, Office Assistant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and flexible shedule

    Cons

    dealing with public, knocking doors ;enumerating can be dangerous

    Advice to Management

    Better organization.


  8. Enumerator

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    Former Employee - Enumerator in Lake Worth, FL
    Former Employee - Enumerator in Lake Worth, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gave some relief from unemployment. Gave you plenty of flexibility to work on your own.

    Cons

    It was a temporary position


  9. Secretary

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    Former Employee - Assistant to the Associate and Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Assistant to the Associate and Associate Director in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Census Bureau full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great diversity skills you with team player abilities.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape, preselected interviews

    Advice to Management

    Open up doors for opportunity for training to those that want it. Not just the preselected.


  10. Crew Leader

    Former Employee - Crew Leader in Suitland, MD
    Former Employee - Crew Leader in Suitland, MD

    I worked at US Census Bureau (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Greatly enjoyed the work. Worked with lots of motivated people (2010 Census). Worked all of the local neighborhoods. Finding creative ways to capture Census data within a customer service frame of mind.

    Cons

    Some people do not want to take part in the collection.

    Advice to Management

    We were on a great team. Very pleased with the work.


  11. Crew Leader

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    Current Employee - Crew Leader in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Leader in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great hours and pay, fun rewarding work.

    Cons

    Temporary nature of the work was unfortunate

    Advice to Management

    would have loved a full time job working with the data



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