I worked at US Patent and Trademark Office full-time (More than a year)
Teleworking, flexible schedules, good salaries, good management team. Nice offices, work campus. Lots of programs to engage employees and to provide important information such as retirement, financial etc.
Just working for the federal government, those types of concerns. Otherwise, no cons that I see working for the USPTO.
Advice to Management
Keep caring for your workers, you are on the right path!
I applied online. I interviewed at US Patent and Trademark Office.
I went through three to four rounds in this process, including drafting a paper to answer questions that they had preformed regarding trademarks and two in-person interviews with panels of the managing staff in the trademark division at the USPTO. After application, the timing took nearly three months from start to finish.