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    Good place to Work Overall

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Austin, TX

    I worked at Texas Attorney General full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Texas Attorney General's Office is a good place to work as it provides great wages and benefits. The State of Texas also provides for general leave and sick leave policy. If an employee follows office protocols and performs their competently and adheres time protocols, then it will be a pleasant work environment. The agency is very big so there are plenty opportunities for advancement. Also, the management is very kind and will work around personal issues an employee may have.

    Cons

    I am not in a position to provide much cons as I only worked in one division. I made the mistake of forming two attachments to employees who were in a more powerful position than I and, as a result, when the inevitable falling out occurred, I had to resign for my well being. In the division for which I worked, there was favoritism which led to a dysfunctional atmosphere, I suspect this occurred because I was the first legal assistant the division had hired and, as a result, there was some inappropriate boundary crossing. However, this is a rare occurrence in the workplace and it should not discourage potential employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not engage in favoritism. Do not value attractiveness over merit. My husband always told me that he never hired women to whom he might feel attracted. This is good advice for all managers. The problem with favoritism is that the favored is the recipient of all the credibility, loyalty and special perks which creates resentment among other co-workers. Always treat all employees the same, keep them at an appropriate distance and explain the need for office protocols so that the employees will be more amenable to following them.

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Texas Attorney General Interviews

Updated Oct 22, 2014
Updated Oct 22, 2014

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    Child Support Technician II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Texas Attorney General in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through the Texas Workforce Commission and received a call to set up an interview (not sure how long after). There was a panel of 3 employees: the Office Manager and an Attorney were 2. They took turns asking behavioral based questions, and with it being an entry level position I can honestly say none of the questions caught me off guard. They were very realistic about the job duties and expectations. Was offered the job 3 weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    • When were you on a tight deadline? When have you had to handle an upset customer and what did you do? Are you computer proficient?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It is a federally funded position so no negotiation is possible. The pay is higher if you are an internal promotion candidate, however.
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Website www.texasattorneygeneral.gov
Headquarters Austin, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1845
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
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The Office of the Attorney General of Texas defends the state Constitution, represents the state in litigation, and approves public bond issues. The office is legal counsel to state government boards and agencies and issues legal opinions when requested by the Governor and agency heads. The Attorney General also sits as an ex-officio member of state committees and commissions and defends state laws and suits against agencies and state employees. Other roles include enforcing health, safety, and consumer regulations; protecting elderly and disabled residents' rights... More

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