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"Excellent for the duration I was there."

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Former Employee - Patent Examiner in Alexandria, VA
Former Employee - Patent Examiner in Alexandria, VA
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I worked at US Patent and Trademark Office full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Flexible hours for the duration I was there; good work environment; safe and secure.

Cons

compensation as per GS scale and qualifications

Advice to Management

Integrate external qualifications and experience into GS policies

Other Employee Reviews for US Patent and Trademark Office

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to Work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Primary Patent Examiner in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Primary Patent Examiner in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The hours are flexible and there are many telework options, including exclusively working from home, which gives employees the ability to work from anywhere in the country. The promotion requirements are clearly written and laid out in black and white without any office politics involved. The pay is good and there are options of earning overtime and bonuses.

    Cons

    Some attorneys are difficult to deal with and are uncooperative.

    Advice to Management

    The worst thing a manager can do to demoralize an employee is micromanage, so please avoid that to keep employees happy.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "It was great."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Examiner in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Examiner in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Patent and Trademark Office full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pros are the full-time telework and the enhanced GS pay scale. You can live anywhere and not have to report to work.

    Cons

    When you are junior your work is reviewed. If the person reviewing your work doesn't know what they are doing, you are in trouble. They will constantly return your work and tell you to redo it for ridiculous reasons and you won't be able to make the quota and you will either work 100 hours a week or get fired.

    Advice to Management

    Be more selective on who you hire into management.

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