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US Census Bureau Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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  • Not enough hours if seeking full time employment (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Statistician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at US Census Bureau full-time

    Pros

    Good government benefits, no need to worry the company go bankruptcy

    Cons

    Sometimes have to deal with bureaucracy, complicated procedures to change things.

    Advice to Management

    Set up risk management plans, provide systematic trainings for new staff.


  2. "Disorganized at field office level"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Room for rapid advancement as well as travel.

    Cons

    Nepotistic and poor control over senior staffs' actions. Constant state of catch up due to gaps from one census to the next.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in HR, and more oversight from DC office.

  3. "Telephone Sales"

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    Former Employee - Telephone Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Telephone Sales in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at US Census Bureau part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good on the phone; can read scripts and objectives from book without sounding like I'm reading. I'm a Natural on the phone. I get my point across quickly.

    Cons

    Downsides would be very loud noise that the customer can hear background swearing and laughing, which (to the customer) is unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Don't worry how I dress; client cannot see me; client can hear the 'smile', professionalism and sincereness in my voice.


  4. "CensusThis is a goid place"

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    Former Employee - Stat Ckerk
    Former Employee - Stat Ckerk
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Census Bureau part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Thus us a good place to work but most if the work is on an individual basis rather than team work.

    Cons

    You don't always get the credit or recognition that belongs to you

    Advice to Management

    Always treat your employee well.


  5. "Enumerator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Census Bureau full-time

    Pros

    Great hours, Great pay I really enjoyed working for the census bureau

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to share about my work expirience


  6. "Field Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Census Bureau part-time

    Pros

    Working for country financial health

    Cons

    People are selfish and non caring

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "No Integrity and Violates Laws"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Suitland, MD
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Suitland, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at US Census Bureau full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - The job duties are more administrative in nature; Very Basic
    - You see how data collected on surveys, are used for society
    - Depending on your supervisor, you are able to work a VERY flexible work schedule
    - It's part of the federal government, so you enjoy all of the perks of working for the federal government
    - Opportunities to train in other career fields, and/or be reassigned. (Only if you play by the rules, and keep your mouth closed).

    Cons

    - Hiring officials are not forthcoming about the job duties they are hiring you for, even when you are very clear about the type of career you are looking for
    - They have violated several laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Acts. I am still waiting on some of my approved Reasonable Accommodations, since requesting RA in February 2017. And, I'm a disable veteran.
    - Management have harassed me none stop, for reporting them to the Union, because they chose to ignore me about my job disinterest and physical limitations, and tried to force me to hurt myself even further.
    - They will withhold the true nature of the job, ignore what you tell them during the interview, hire you to do the very thing you informed them in the interview that you had a disinterest in doing and couldn't do, and purposely sabotage you on any other job opportunities you have
    - The job duties are more grunt work, secretarial type of duties (i.e. picking up distributions from other offices, updating calendars with people's leave days and mail schedules, data entry where you input information into a spreadsheet, etc.).
    - No analyzing, math, statistics work involved
    - Hardly any work to perform, except a lot of busy work
    - You're a Survey Statistician but you don't mail out surveys, collect the data, clean up the data, analyze the data, report on the data, etc. You are not even allowed to see the data, so how can you call yourselves a Survey Statistician?
    - I would say the majority of the agency is miserable, but afraid to speak up, in fear of retaliation. Glad I'm in a position where I don't have to work, if I don't want to.

    Advice to Management

    - Hire the type of people that actually don't mind performing the job duties of your agency.
    - Stop wasting skillful, technical, experienced people to come and be your "secretary"! No one with this type of background, is interested in administrative and secretarial duties.
    - If someone clearly described what type of career they are looking for, then RESPECT THAT PERSON's INTEREST!!! What someone has in mind for THEIR career, is independent of what you are wanting or "needing".
    - Obey the laws, especially when it comes to someone with disabilities!
    - BE HONEST! STOP LYING! STOP BEING DECEITFUL!

  8. "OK for starting out, tends to bureaucracy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good social life. Good Metro commute.

    Cons

    Work can be pedantic. The locale is awful in a lot of ways.

    Advice to Management

    Stronger strategic thinkinng.


  9. "Lessons Learned and Positive Outlook"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suitland, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suitland, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Census Bureau full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They offer flexible work schedules.
    Opportunity to participate in leadership programs.

    Cons

    Difficult to move from support to professional series within agency.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "Nice gig"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter & Crew Leader in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Recruiter & Crew Leader in New Brunswick, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Census Bureau full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Worked the lead up to the 2010 census. Good money for the type of work it is. Nice opportunity to serve your country and meet alot of good people. Good workplace diversity.
    Will test your organizational and supervisory skills.

    Cons

    No pay during the periods in between operations, although sometimes they would try to find something for you to do if the gap was short. Information about operations only provided on an as needed basis.

    Advice to Management

    Be objective and let an employee's reliability, integrity and performance be your guide in hiring and promoting.


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