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"Good place to learn"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Layed back, good salary, nice benifits

Cons

Always recognized for the bad and never for the good (a "good job" every once and a while would be encouraging).

Advice to Management

Notice what people do to make your job easier.

Other Employee Reviews for US Patent and Trademark Office

  1. "USPTO"

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    Former Employee - Patent Examiner in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Patent Examiner in Alexandria, VA

    Pros

    -Job security
    - good pay
    -extremely flexible work schedule
    - if you work hard you can advance your career

    Cons

    - a heavy work load
    - deadlines are hard to meet
    - job gets repetitive
    - experience only counts in that particular industry (patent law)
    - some managers micro manage too much

    Advice to Management

    Fortunately, I had a great supervisor who assisted me with my work. He was very patient and always helpful. Some of my colleagues used to complain about how their supervisors were short tempered and would "always be on their cases" so to speak. For this job you need to give your employees a lot of room to work. If you micro manage it can be very annoying and counterproductive.


  2. "Working at PTO"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great flexibility, many opportunities to be promoted, fully electronic system for handling applications, organized system for keeping track of production

    Cons

    There are a few down sides of working at the PTO ... it can cause a lot of headache since so much of the job has to do with examiner's broadest reasonable interpretation.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great for the office to set clearer standards for examiners in terms of rejections and allowances ...

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