Agency Report

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Commerce)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 339 Agency Subcomponents

  75  

2017 Index Score
74.0

Change from 2016
-4.5 


Parent Agency
Department of Commerce (Index Score: 69.2)
Mission
To foster innovation and competitiveness by providing high quality and timely examination of patent and trademark applications, guiding domestic and international intellectual property policy and delivering intellectual property information and education worldwide.
Website
http://www.uspto.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 75 of 339 -4.5  74.0 78.5 77.7 85.6 84.4 80.3 74.1 69.6 64.3 57.2 56.8 63.0
Category Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 106  of 336 -2.8  63.5 66.3 65.6 72.2 72.6 68.8 62.3 58.2 55.5 51.1 46.8 47.8
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 119  of 336 -4.3  55.9 60.2 59.7 67.7 66.5 62.6 54.3 51.6 48.8 45.1 38.9 40.7
Effective Leadership: Fairness 97  of 336 -0.8  63.4 64.2 64.2 68.7 69.5 63.5 58.9 54.2 49.6 41.6 42.5 44.2
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 156  of 336 -5.2  53.7 58.9 57.7 67.9 69.5 66.7 59.1 52.9 49.8 43.3 37.7 40.1
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 61  of 336 -0.6  77.1 77.7 77.1 80.5 80.4 76.8 71.1 68.7 67.5 66.7 61.9 60.9
Employee Skills–Mission Match 147  of 338 -1.5  79.5 81.0 80.3 84.1 84.5 81.8 80.1 77.3 76.1 74.3 75.1 77.4
Pay 178  of 338 -4.3  65.0 69.3 67.0 74.5 71.2 69.6 66.1 69.2 65.0 51.3
Strategic Management 63  of 337 -3.2  65.1 68.3 68.8 74.3 74.3 71.8 66.5 61.7 64.6 60.5 60.9 65.9
Teamwork 153  of 337 -0.5  71.3 71.8 71.1 77.2 77.8 73.8 66.5 65.3 69.3 69.5 65.6 66.2
Innovation 309  of 337 -2.3  58.8 61.1 61.3 66.0 66.5 61.7 57.1 54.6
Training and Development 57  of 338 -1.9  71.6 73.5 72.9 78.4 77.6 73.0 67.7 62.7 62.5 58.0 54.9 60.5
Work–Life Balance 138  of 337 -4.0  65.8 69.8 68.9 77.5 75.4 72.3 65.4 62.8 61.0 59.8 56.6 61.5
Support for Diversity 61  of 337 0.1  69.7 69.6 68.6 73.8 74.9 71.4 65.0 59.6 63.9 60.1 62.4 67.2
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 42  of 336 -2.8  59.8 62.6 62.5 69.3 68.5 65.1 58.4 53.9 53.8 47.1 49.9 46.8
Quartile Key
Lower Quartile (0–25%) Below Median (25–50%) Above Median (50–75%) Upper Quartile (75–100%)

WORKFORCE SIZE AND DEMOGRAPHICS

Data source: FedScope, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Employees joined (2016)
583 ( 4.7% )

Average joined (2010-2016)
980

Workforce with less than three years of service
13.3%

Employees left (2016)
464 ( 3.8% )

Average left (2010-2016)
457


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics