Mission Support Specialist / Evidence Custodian (Current Employee) – Herndon, VA – July 25, 2018
I truly love working for all the people in my office, I am only seeking a job elsewhere because I want to expand my investigative skills. I work regular daytime hours but I am always available if and when they need me.
Manager (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – January 17, 2019
You work here and put up with the pain and anguish of poor management and non-sensical rules because you have a steady and “guaranteed” pay check to take care of your family. Then the government shuts down. Good bye!
Contract Specialist (Former Employee) – Alexandria, VA – January 16, 2019
People are great, and the job is very interesting. I would love to work there but the commute was too much for me living near Baltimore. At the time they were going through a re-organization and it made more sense to find a job closer to home.
A typical day at work involves, reviewing budget documents to ensure applications are in accordance with the program. Working with team to review complex grant issues, fun relaxing environment. Management is easy to talk and promotes growth.
professional organization and unique fulfilling mission and opportunities
Financial Analyst / Investigator (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – January 9, 2019
The Department of Commerce offers meaningful opportunities, a friendly work environment, and the opportunities to work independently. There is a path to low six-figure salary in non-supervisory positions, potential but competitive opportunities for six-figure lower level management positions after only a few years. They offer good benefits, flexible work schedules, teleworking, and travel opportunities. However, there is low management and non-management turnover, which limits promotion opportunities, Decisions a can be influenced by policy, legal strategy, and judicial review. Communication and management efficiency can be lacking and disorganized. There are too many red tape managerial controls, The legal oversight environment can be frustrating, and can create a very involved and critical review process. Managers are too caught up in behind the scenes meetings and administrative tasks. Much of your time will be spent writing about agency decisions, rather than collecting information to make decisions, helping to make decisions, or implementing decisions.
A path to low six-figure salary in non-supervisory positions, potential but competitive opportunities for six-figure lower level management positions, good benefits, flexible work schedules and teleworking, travel opportunities
low management and non-management turnover limits promotion opportunities, decisions can be influenced by policy legal strategy and judicial review, communication and management efficiency can be lacking and disorganized, too many red tape managerial controls, legal oversight can be frustrating and can create a very involved and critical review process, managers are too caught up in behind the scenes meetings and administrative tasks
Excellent work force of people with lots of past experience.
Recruiter (Former Employee) – Vista, CA – December 22, 2018
I have worked for the Department of Commerce in different positions: Recruiter, Admin Clerk, Customer Service and Quality Control.
My favorite position was as Recruiter where I was able to interface with NGO's and Civic Governments (Councils) to explain the purposes of the US Census, and also to arrange meeting locations where I could interview, test and recruit prospective employees.
I traveled a lot but the effort was rewarding as I was able to help many people obtain employment.
Met lots of interesting people. Able to help many people.
Summer Intern (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – December 14, 2018
All employees received metro benefits which really helped me with costly transportation. The daily tasks and workload were divided pretty evenly among the office so I did not feel as if I were being drowned in work, nor did I have too much free time.
Patent Examiner (Former Employee) – Alexandria, VA – December 11, 2018
I was working for Department of Commerce as a patent examiner for almost 3 years. I was very fortunate to work with a wonderful team. As a result we grew significantly as a team and received multiple promotions in our career with us patent office.
Field Representative (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 17, 2018
When you work for the Census Bureau you will get to travel your county and surrounding counties. It gives you the opportunity to meet new people in your area, and learn about your counties. It has flexible hours of work. Great place to work.