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US Census Bureau Reviews

Updated December 10, 2017
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  • Not enough hours if seeking full time employment (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic agency, but the same problems as the rest of the government"

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    Current Employee - Statistician
    Current Employee - Statistician
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My work has a major impact on society, people are passionate about what they do, benefits are great

    Cons

    Budget problems mean "doing more with less," high stress, government bureaucracy means people who work hard are passed over for promotions, while people who have been there longer advance.


  2. "Space Planning Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Space Management Specialist in Suitland, MD
    Current Employee - Space Management Specialist in Suitland, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff, challenging position, friendly environment, great culture and environment to work in

    Cons

    Not necessarily the job but some of the red tape of government and bureaucracy that can be difficult to deal with "that is the way we have always done it" doesn't fly with me!

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your people and celebrate their accomplishments not just their faults. Assist your people in finding a path for their career, don't just be focused on goals.

  3. "Census worker"

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    Former Employee - Numerator in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Numerator in Edison, NJ

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good hourly rate

    Cons

    There really weren't any , except some people were not pleased with answering questions.


  4. "Review"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Census Bureau as a contractor

    Pros

    Great mission, really brilliant people.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is the main issue.


  5. "Working for the US Census Bureau"

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    Former Employee - Census Enumerator in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Census Enumerator in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Census Bureau part-time

    Pros

    I had a very good salary.

    Cons

    Not much, maybe the laptop was a bit heavy to carry.

    Advice to Management

    They did well considering it was a pilot program.


  6. "Modern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suitland, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suitland, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Telework 4 days a week, support for modern IT resources, always challenging and tricky problems to solve

    Cons

    Horrible, horrible, building location for an HQ, unless your a perm govie, your opportunity for growth is non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make smart technical employees term


  7. "Enumerator"

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    Former Employee - Census Enumerator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Census Enumerator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    they gave the work and then let you fly; really high employee to manager ratio; meeting all kinds of people; you are a respected employee of the United States government

    Cons

    even though I was selected for 2 extra terms to seek out some hard to find people and double-check other Enumerator's work it still seemed like a short term of employment

    Advice to Management

    bring me back in 2020

  8. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Mathematical Statistician in Suitland, MD
    Current Employee - Mathematical Statistician in Suitland, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible time with not too stressful projects. The people are great and there is always an opportunity to learn from colleagues or via SAS and any other classes given.

    Cons

    Sometimes you might feel work can be too relax

    Advice to Management

    Try to have good managers for new coming. People who will teach them what basics they need from the beginning because some of the managers want you to learn on your own.


  9. "It is a good learning experience."

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    Former Contractor - Census Enumerator in Providence, RI
    Former Contractor - Census Enumerator in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is decent and it's good work experience for resume. Also a good way to interact with the people in your community.

    Cons

    On the job you bound to encounter rude people that may not want to share information with you. Also it was only a temporary job.


  10. "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.


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