Internet Correspondence Specialist (contract) (Former Employee) – Chantilly, VA – June 3, 2016
I worked a total of 11 years in this company in several section even as a team leader over 14 people and it was great i must say i have met some awesome people at PTO and the work was at a full load sometime but thats what production jobs are all about but we got together as a team and completed the task with in that time frame and Im glad the staff was willing people to work with unfortunately that contract ended as well.
Intersting Workplace, lots of fun and a rewarding experiences
Enumerator (Former Employee) – Chesapeake, VA – July 20, 2017
It has been a big privilege working for the United States Department of Commerce. At first, I didn't know what to expect as working as an enumerator. From house to house, I have met all kinds of people from all walks of life. Not only that I took down the necessary information that was needed, but I also met some great people out there. I would give anything to work for the BUREAU OF THE CENSUS again. This job took me places that I thought that I would ever go.
A rewarding job with a top heavy management structure
International Trade Specialist (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – July 18, 2017
Work at the International Trade Adminstration in the Department of Commerce can be truly a rewarding experience when you are able to affect positive change that betters the international environment for US businesses. Unfortunately the top heavy management structure creates a bureaucratic environment that makes it nearly impossible to have this impact. A large majority of the senior leadership have been promoted to their positions not because of their skills and abilities to lead, but because their previous supervisors no longer wanted to put up with their incompetence. As they were unable to fire these poor performers, they simply transferred them to other offices within the organization. Promotions based on merit are virtually non-existent in this organization.
Rewarding experience in the rare instances you can affect possitive change
Top heavy bureaucratic environment; A toxic, borderline hostile work environment.
A position to visit various residents for the US Census Bureau
Enumerator - US Census Bureau (Former Employee) – Westbury, NY – July 17, 2017
It was a good opportunity to visit residents and collect information needed for the 2010 Census. We would start with a week of training and would arrange our own hours to gather the information that is needed.
Flexible hours, good hourly pay
Temporary position, dealing with hostile residents
Field Representative/ lead field representative (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – July 10, 2017
great company and was willing to work there forever but fulltime employment with benefits werent available at the time. liked working alone and it gave me the ability to solve problems without the help of others. the pay was pretty decent and i wish i could have had a career with the company.
Statistical Clerk, GS (Current Employee) – Jeffersonville, IN – July 9, 2017
This is a wonderful part time position for people who just want a few hours to supplement their income. The job itself is easy, but be prepared to be yelled at by 50% of the respondents on the phones. With so many scams circulating, it is tough to get people to believe you are legitimately a government employee. Hours are scarce unless you have part/full time status. Great way to get your foot in the door to apply for positions within the government if you have a degree or military experience.
Patent Examiner (Former Employee) – Alexandria, VA – July 3, 2017
Not the job for most people. 95% is sitting at a computer screen scrolling through a database. Little creativity allowed or required, most examiners will probably be replaced with robots or foreigners.
NOAA overall is a great place to work. Great staff and team work environment is encouraged. Everyone works hard to ensure that the job get done. Not much time for training, however online training is encouraged.
The first impression I had of this job was that your position was based off general knowledge test scores. Which I find brilliant, productive and possibly the most reliable way to ensure the worker hired is competent. Wages were more than fair for the area. Meet new people and make new friends.
Great pay, fair advancement/opportunity for growth
A lot of driving if you happen to not desire travel
Regional Territory Manager (Former Employee) – Southern California locations – June 12, 2017
Too bad it was only a temporary position to collect all the census info in a couple years time. Having Veterans preference definitely opened the doors to advanced positions. Kind of cut throat when it came time to downsize though. Upper management was extremely uptight.
Field Representative/ Survey Lead (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – June 6, 2017
Great Work from home position! You have the ability to work your own time and hours, Excellent job! You can set your own schedule and location. Most work is done from home and little management supervision