Working at U.S. Census Bureau: Company Overview and Reviews

U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau
4826 reviews
U.S. Census Bureau Ratings
Average rating of 4826 reviews on Indeed
4.2Work-Life Balance
3.8Pay & Benefits
3.1Job Security & Advancement
Suitland, MD
5,001 to 10,000

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Overall Reviews at U.S. Census Bureau

Information Technology Manager | Chicago, IL | Feb 17, 2020
Public service
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
ProsFlexible hours
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
Seasonal job
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
Intermittent Work
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.

Questions And Answers about U.S. Census Bureau

Do you need a car for censuses taking
Asked Jun 15, 2017
The person who answered “yes as a canvasser/enumerator” is correct because they’ll reimburse you the per diem rate of 58 cents per mile. But be prepared to go where you’re assigned, which could be very close or rather quite a distance from where you live. Someone said they biked and took the bus, which may be possible in some cases but not always practical and in some areas/weather conditions, not always safe.
Answered Dec 8, 2019
As its numerator / canvasser .yes you absolutely need your own vehicle they reimburse you $0.58 per mile you will work a In or close to your zip code
Answered Nov 27, 2019
If you were in charge, what would you do to make U.S. Census Bureau a better place to work?
Asked Jan 23, 2017
Make this census thing a requirement/mandatory like renewing a drivers license, Open up centers where people can come by and gjve their info and be on their way. Pay a lesser hourly wage for workers to sit at a computer and enter information. Saving lots of money and getting it done quickly.
Answered Mar 1, 2020
Train the Recruiting Assistants how to canvass an area. Create an actual HR Department that can be accessed by all employees. Obviously, increasing the minimum wage to these (nearly double) prices is another REALLY good idea. (If the government thinks it's so good then we should be paid their accepted wage. See how many citizens they will get working then)
Answered Feb 9, 2020
What questions did they ask during your interview at U.S. Census Bureau?
Asked Jun 17, 2016
It was a 10min sort of reading the script asking yes or no question. Nothing personal nor asking about my previous exp or jobs. Just straight forward. "Are you a veteran?" "Can you communicate with a diverse population?" "Can you walk up stairs?""Job is currently $25/hr with 47.5 cent mileage reimbursement, do you accept?" Etc. All the questions are identical to the ones online.
Answered Mar 15, 2020
Let me know about the pay. Ask me if I would consent to a back ground check. Ask if the hours would be a problem. I was asked first if I had a car and then asked if I had a four wheel drive. And then asked if I could climb stairs.if I was ok with only approximately 20 hours a week. I was asked about my education. If I could drive ok around my area.
Answered Jan 27, 2020
What benefits does U.S. Census Bureau offer?
Asked Jul 14, 2016
The pay was commensurate to the area and the Enumerator position was very much a work at your own discretion job. This meant being able to work a few hours in the morning, do errands or take care of other appointments, then work some more hours in the afternoon/evening as my schedule allowed. Enumerators set their own schedules, on a daily basis we update our availability in the system for the next few days indicating how many hours we can work each day then the system alots us block survey data based on that. As such it's a very flexible position that accommodates anyone's schedule.
Answered Oct 21, 2019
None,the census job is a part time job than does not have a benefit program
Answered Sep 6, 2019
What is the work environment and culture like at U.S. Census Bureau?
Asked Jun 17, 2016
Librarians had to be on the alert, to make sure they kept the library relevant and high functioning.
Answered May 3, 2018
Management tended to want to reduce the library, ergo librarians had to be on their toes to make sure they kept the library relevant and high functioning
Answered May 3, 2018