I left as the pay does match work, large gap in pay grades ( GS5-6, then 11-14). Management very unskilled, all tasks HQ directed. Overall, coworkers are great, but no upward or lateral mobility. Good starter position, Mgt stifles new ideas, if you have any goals, you won’t last long here.
What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at U.S. Department of Commerce?
Be honest and direct. Employers always look for individuals that are honest, ethical and have conviction towards a belief they have.
The working hours are good because you can basically make your own schedule. either choose to be out collecting data in the morning afternoon or night.
What would you suggest U.S. Department of Commerce management do to prevent others from leaving?
From my understanding the Census Program in only done ever so often, there is not a position that could be create a job permanently. I wish there was, and if there where a position that did exist, the government would not have any employees who would want to leave. They chose very good candidate for managers as well, who knew how to manage people with respect and integrity.
If you were in charge, what would you do to make U.S. Department of Commerce a better place to work?
Reasonable production, replace much of management, pay increases
Unreasonable production, awful management from the bottom to the very top, boring work, pay