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US Census Bureau Reviews

Updated Oct 19, 2019

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152 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, environment, team players and relaxed(in 78 reviews)

  • "Pay, flexible hours, great Supervisor(in 66 reviews)

Cons
  • "Temporary position so no benefits(in 31 reviews)

  • "However, full-time employees can telework from home for sometimes up to 3 days a week(in 27 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Flexible"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Census Bureau part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible working hours, working for the government so able to see what jobs are available first hand

    Cons

    need higher pay, you have to compete for job advancement

    Advice to Management

    value employees

    US Census Bureau2019-09-06
  2. "Traveling salesmen with emphasis on developing rapport."

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Portales, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Census Bureau part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, traveling, per diem, mileage.

    Cons

    Sucesptible to government shutdown. Part time.

    US Census Bureau2019-10-19
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  4. "Overall a good place to work and great pay during times of need for overtime."

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    Former Employee - Paralegal Specialist 
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    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Census Bureau full-time

    Pros

    Laid-back working environment Good pay Nice people

    Cons

    Not permanent unless a core employee

    US Census Bureau2019-10-17
  5. "Worth it if you have the time!"

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    Former Employee - Lister 
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    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Census Bureau part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay rate, not too stressful, it helps to be a people person too. Working on your own. Set your own hours

    Cons

    Outside walking for long periods of time can be annoying especially if it's hot. Temporary position.

    US Census Bureau2019-10-15
  6. "Great Job/Make Your Own Hours/Good Pay for the Job/Wish the Temporary Job had lasted longer."

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    Former Employee - Address Lister in Riverside, CA

    I worked at US Census Bureau part-time

    Pros

    Make your own hours- very flexible, everything is completed on the computer they issue you, modern technology used, good pay for the work expected, worked mostly on your own- at your pace, and working within your community was nice.

    Cons

    There are several different jobs within the Census Bureau, this particular one (Address Lister) was only a temporary position. When you apply you get no feedback as to the specific job you may receive- until you get called for training. You basically go into a pool for selection based upon you online application submitted.

    Advice to Management

    None. Training was good, the people were good, and the responsibilities/pay/job within the surrounding areas balanced out appropriately.

    US Census Bureau2019-10-14
  7. "Decent Work"

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    Former Employee - Lister in Austin, TX
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Census Bureau part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Pay's decent for an entry-level position - Paid training - They reimburse you for milelage - Got to drive to new places and talk to new people - Get to set your own schedule

    Cons

    - Lots of driving - Very few hours in my area - Lots of work outside

    US Census Bureau2019-10-12
  8. "Amazing Pay, Frustrating Work"

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Assistant in Howell, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Census Bureau full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing pay rates for most positions Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Frustrating paperwork, Foolish Policies, Government red tape

    Advice to Management

    Honesty to employees Thorough and true information

    US Census Bureau2019-10-10
  9. "Enjoyed the training"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Census Bureau part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The variety of people you come in contact with

    Cons

    Getting lost in the shuffle

    Advice to Management

    Need better communication amongst managers and supervisors

    US Census Bureau2019-10-18
  10. "Working for the Census"

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    Current Employee - Enumerator in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at US Census Bureau part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Great Supervisors. Really good pay.

    Cons

    No benefits available. It is considered part time work.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate everything the Supervisors do.

    US Census Bureau2019-09-30
  11. "Good temporary job while you're figuring out your life"

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    Current Employee - Office Clerk in Everett, WA

    I have been working at US Census Bureau full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy work and little responsibility

    Cons

    Underpaid compared to local salaries

    US Census Bureau2019-10-14
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