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US Census Bureau Reviews

Updated October 23, 2017
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  • walking door to door in weather (in 15 reviews)

  • Not enough hours if seeking full time employment (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Field Representative"

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

    I have been working at US Census Bureau part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hourly rate is good, work is mostly pleasant, no unpaid commute

    Cons

    Work Saturdays, Sundays, & evenings; few are eligible for benefits; your personal phone becomes your work phone


  2. "Flexible Hours/Inconsistent income"

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    Former Employee - Field Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Field Representative in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at US Census Bureau part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours. You decide for the most part when to get started. However, you will need to make repeat visits until you have completed your cases.

    Cons

    Few full time positions or steady part time hours not usually offered. You need to work close to f/t to get noticeable wage increases. Must make return visits at alternate times (weekends, mornings, nights).

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "Not a bad place to get a start"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Lots of work available around the decennial years.

    Cons

    It can take 10-20 years to get a permanent position, unless you get lucky.


  6. "decent"

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    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Suitland, MD
    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Suitland, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Census Bureau as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    great hours and decent benefits

    Cons

    benefits could have been better

    Advice to Management

    provide better feedback


  7. "Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Census Bureau full-time

    Pros

    Variety of work, team leader was great.

    Cons

    Some people given more slack than others.

  8. "Concerned"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Census Bureau part-time

    Pros

    flexible, part time, set own schedule,

    Cons

    do not look out foe employees


  9. "Chinese Translator"

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    Former Contractor - QuickBooks Specialist
    Former Contractor - QuickBooks Specialist

    I worked at US Census Bureau as a contractor

    Pros

    PT Flexible hours and diverse cultural setting.

    Cons

    Stringent training requirements, time consuming.


  10. "Decent job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The hourly rate is good for going unit to unit and surveying people.
    It's good if you don't mind some people's attitudes.

    Cons

    Can be bad depending on the weather.
    If you're not on a survey that is mandatory you'll be met with refusals.


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