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"Avoid the headquarters location"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suitland, MD
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suitland, MD
Doesn't Recommend
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No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Good work - life balance, benefits, cafeteria, building, and walking trail

Cons

Managers make up their own rules regardless of agency-wide policy - example, employees are allowed two telework days per week according to telework policy; yet, many managers refuse to follow the policy and create a new policy for their own department. So instead of following the agency's mandated telework policy, random managers act as though they own their own island. The employees feel resentful and intimidated, and the managers are not held accountable.

Micromanagement is in peak form. Be sure you fill out your form on the day that you telework that details what you do each and every hour that you are teleworking.

Low morale in field division.

Other Employee Reviews for US Census Bureau

  1. "Great job to work from home-provides flexibility, fair wages, good training, gas reimbursement for travel."

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    Current Employee - Field Representative in Bel Air, MD
    Current Employee - Field Representative in Bel Air, MD
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Not an office job, easy to work around my children's schedule, enjoyed meeting new people everyday, federal job. Complete interviews from your own home or in person at other selected households. If you like to see new areas and drive, this would be a good job for you.

    Cons

    Some people you need to interview can be rude and difficult. Temporary job. Would like to earn vacation, sick days, etc as with a permanent position.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more organized and not waste time or money.


  2. "I loved working for the Census Bureau."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was well organized, paid very decent and I got a chance to work outside for a change.

    Cons

    That they weren't hiring after the Census was done.

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