Interesting Patent Applications, a lot to learn
Patent Examiner, Electrical Engineering (Current Employee) – Alexandria, VA – April 30, 2018
The good: flexible hours and work schedule (subject to your supervisor's approval), paid government holidays, paid snow days, and interesting applications to examine.
The not-so-good:The standard of work approval is so subjective - hardly any checks and balances to ensure examiners within similar technology areas are reviewed fairly. You either luck out with someone who is willing to train you and help you, or you're stuck with a reviewer that doesn't know how to train you and you're left wasting your time trying to meet their ridiculous standards.
flexible hours and work schedule
your success is determined on the quality of your trainer/reviewer