Overall Reviews at U.S. Census Bureau
Information Technology Manager | Chicago, IL | Feb 17, 2020
A fast paced purpose driven environment with a diverse team. The Decennial Census opération leverages temp employees to undertake very detailed work. The organization relies heavily on documented procedures from which you cannot deviate. Chain of command is consistently enforced to bring order to what is often a chaotic situation. There is high turnover but you are compensated well.
ProsGood pay, opportunity for advancement due to high turnover. Work locations are in your community.
ConsRigid work culture that does not allow for innovation, Inconsistent level of competency among the leadership
Geographer | Lancaster, SC | Dec 1, 2019
Flexible and Good pay
Great place to work for flexibility and pay. Allows for a great amount of work life balance, and will compensate for all areas of work. No benefits, and mostly temporary positions.
Canvasser | Temecula, CA | Oct 23, 2019
Temporary assignment no benefits but enjoyable work
Great supervisor but her boss quit almost immediately left her without answers or direction Good job for temporary work some roads inaccessible unless you had a 4 wheel drive
ConsSome roads unsafe for normal vehicles job didn’t last long
Senior Advisor | Washington, DC | Jul 10, 2019
Great place for research analysts
The U.S. Census Bureau is a great place of demographers, sociologists, economists, political scientists, geographers and data scientists to work. It's great working with such smart people!
ProsFree parking, liberal telework, great office facilities
Information Systems Technician | El Paso, TX | Jan 13, 2020
fun working environment
The boss is great, and the team is awesome. Lots of communication between team members and management. Everyone participates and helps each other, and we have alot of fun doing it.
Census Enumerator | Inglewood, CA | May 1, 2018
I Loved Working For The Census
You clock in, check the addresses on the files assigned to you the evening before. drive to the location try to locate the resident for a brief 10-15 minute interview for the United States Census. if resident did not answer the door, we left a notice on the door to let the resident know we tried reaching them, we left our name with our branch contact info just in case they wanted to do the interview over the phone.
Prosgreat staff great team great working and learning experience
Program Officer | Suitland, MD | Sep 3, 2019
The worst government agency
Many in leadership role have poor management skills. Upper management don't listen to employees concerns. Many EEO cases filed against managers. I would never recommend anyone to work at the Census.
Office Clerk | Miami, FL | Mar 4, 2019
Positive. Learnt a lot. Worked in different departments and met a lot of people from different walks of life. It was a learning experience, one that I will remember for a very long time. Assignment was over.
Quality Assurance Analyst | Knox, IN | Jan 20, 2019
My position was a temporary position that I enjoyed a lot. It was a summer job I took during college to earn a little extra money. So I can't respond about permanent positions or benefits or daily life working there. I enjoyed the summer I worked for them, though!
Equipment Operator | Jeffersonville, IN | Nov 12, 2018
Not Bad at all for Goverment work
If you're used to working for government facilities this place is one of the best. The competition is steep to acquire a permanent position. Every one wants to either work here or a post office.