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Former Employee - Patent Examiner in Alexandria, VA
Former Employee - Patent Examiner in Alexandria, VA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

The benefits and time-off are unparalleled.

Cons

The ceiling is very low in terms of salary and status compared to being a patent attorney.

Advice to Management

Offer more in depth review of the work product.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "White Collar Sweatshop"

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

    Pros

    High starting salary ($66k straight out of college)
    telecommuting (you get to work at home) for higher grades
    very flexible work hours
    onsite gym

    Cons

    production is a killer. huge backlog of work. no overtime pay. expect to work 40+ weeks, and work into the weekends and late at night.

    Advice to Management

    outsource work to releive production burden on examiners


  2. "NA"

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    Current Employee - Patent Examiner in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Patent Examiner in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Work Schedule
    Full time telework program
    Non-compete career advancement to GS-14 level

    Cons

    No diversity of work tasks
    Heavy workload

    Advice to Management

    continue to innovate new policies and procedures which incentivize examiners and applicants to expedite prosecution.

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