US Census Bureau Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Good pay and interesting work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Leader in Flushing, NY
    Former Employee - Crew Leader in Flushing, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Also hours were flexible. Worked with alot of interesting people.

    Cons

    Had to be available to members of my team at all hours. Not alot of chances for overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be a little more organized for the next project


  2. Great pay for seasonal work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enumerator in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Enumerator in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at US Census Bureau

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    self-driven work environment, reasonable compensation, opportunities for full-time employment

    Cons

    federally organized training, not much work variation unless you excel,

    Advice to Management

    make sure you pick proper employees for the management and crew leader positions, can cause frustration disorganization of information and tasks.


  3. Aspects of the job as an quality control numerator

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Control Numberator in Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Control Numberator in Santa Clarita, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Positive aspects of working as a quality control numerator include the opportunity to interact with internal and external customers of various ages, nationalities, sexual orientations, and religions. Another enjoyable aspect of working in this capacity includes, developing a trusting relationship were clients are at easy while answering personal questions.

    Cons

    Some of the negative aspects of working in this capacity includes the uncertainty of the client’s reaction when they are approached at their residences. The locations and times of the day often can create some anxiety of the unknown. Keeping up with the required documentations can become overwhelming if a system is not created to stay on top of the constant flow of information and expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Working with upper management I found to be rewarding when the manger was personable and willing to give an audience to other staff members, experiences and suggestions. I found working as a team player expectations were met and a since of accomplishment was had, when task were completed while other had not been able to accomplish the task.


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  5. Benefits are good

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Census Bureau full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    All the federal holidays off, time off on election days, partial telework and an alternate work schedule.

    Cons

    Most employees are opposed to change including management. They consider an outside hire a threat to their old school processing.

    Advice to Management

    Management training is vital. Be open minded about efficiency.


  6. Chicago Bureau of the Census Area Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Exposure to multifaceted continual and intermittent operations, while working with large staff in 5 Local Census Offices, Great management experience allowing to interview and train staff for various operations.

    Cons

    Very demanding and stressful operation with unending challenges and demands are overwhelming

    Advice to Management

    review work loads and allow for more overtime for all staffed based on work overloads to complete by predetermine deadlines. Executive Management must allow more time to hire additional staff and more time to train. Operations deadlines were always impossible to complete in a 40 week. The massive recruiting, staffing and multiple field operations at height of operations require budget reviews to provide overtime that can not always be requested in advance because of technology failures and unforeseen challenges related to weather, travel delays, late delivery of training materials, equipment and equipment (computer failures and overloads of data entry, not enough time given to have all filed office ready for opening, more time given for implementing recruiting staff, testing, interviewing selection of staff, training and staffing up field offices.


  7. This position was a true learning experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Operations Clerk in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Field Operations Clerk in Memphis, TN

    I worked at US Census Bureau

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Federal government position with good pay.

    Cons

    I didn't see any drawbacks in working here.

    Advice to Management

    Need more people supervisors instead of robots


  8. My experience was very rewarding and satisfying. Training and support staff were excellent and courteous to the team.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Census Worker in Logan, OH
    Former Employee - Census Worker in Logan, OH

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

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

    Pros

    The pay was good and always on time. We met every morning as a team to discuss goals, accomplishments, and challenges. The rest of the day was filled with independent work locating property addresses and completing surveys. Flexibility was great. I met a lot of really nice people within the community.

    Cons

    The job was only temporary and this was the biggest downside. I would have liked to have continued working with the Census Bureau, even if it was in a different aspect.

    Advice to Management

    Little advice to recommend because these positions only need to be filled once a decade.


  9. my experiance with this company was good I learend what it takes to be census taker it required a lot of miles.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Census Worker in Alto, TX
    Former Employee - Census Worker in Alto, TX

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

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

    Pros

    It if you love to travel in this job it is for you.

    Cons

    alot of miles in the heat

    Advice to Management

    The advance is you are basicaly your own boss.


  10. Independent but Helpful

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Census Bureau

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

    Pros

    Meeting new people, different environments, high pay, gas compensation and commissions

    Cons

    Weather conditions, walking door to door alone

    Advice to Management

    Pair individuals up for safety


  11. Great for what it is

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enumerator in Chula Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Enumerator in Chula Vista, CA

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

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

    Pros

    The pay was great for such an easy job, and the hours were very flexible.

    Cons

    Dealing with angry and uncooperative citizens while the supervisors push you to push the angry people further.
    Temporary position



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