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"Work Experince"

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Former Employee - Patent Examiner in Alexandria, VA
Former Employee - Patent Examiner in Alexandria, VA
Doesn't Recommend

I worked at US Patent and Trademark Office full-time (More than a year)

Pros

potential to grow quickly both level wise and financially

Cons

a total sweatshop!!! Involuntary overtime is a must to survive the year of probation - a year of hell

Advice to Management

Hire people and keep them.

Other Employee Reviews for US Patent and Trademark Office

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work if you have a family"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Patent and Trademark Office full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Good for parents
    Laid-back environment

    Cons

    Leadership isn't top notch. Promotion opportunities seem political

    Advice to Management

    Tap in to your talent more


  2. Helpful (1)

    "PTO Attorneys"

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    Current Employee - Examining Attorney in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Examining Attorney in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Patent and Trademark Office full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work from home full time after 2 years of employment; work from anywhere in the continental US full time after working from home for a period (maintaining a rating of at least "fully successful" required for both).

    Cons

    Production, production, production... The production requirements (equivalent to law firm billables) are as demanding as billing at a large firm -- only you don't get the large firm compensation for it.

    Advice to Management

    Adjust production requirements so that a rating of "outstanding" is attainable within an 80 hour pay-period. Unpaid OT should not be required to achieve rating goals.

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