Attorney General of Washington State

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Updated July 16, 2015
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  1. Assistant Attorney General

    Current Employee - Assistant Attorney General in Olympia, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Attorney General in Olympia, WA

    I have been working at Attorney General of Washington State

    Pros

    Great work, great colleagues. Good place to develop as a lawyer.

    Cons

    Salary could be a lot higher. That said, it's a good work-life balance, and that's worth a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Ask the legislature for more money!


  2. Assistant Attorney General

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Attorney General of Washington State

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Smart attorneys, collegial environment, opportunities.

    Cons

    Long time between pay increases approved by legislature.


  3. Not bad for a state job!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Attorney General of Washington State

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The health benefits are excellent. Flex schedules are allowed which allows for work/life balance.

    Cons

    It's working for the state so the pay isn't as high as it would be in private practice.


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  5. Great Place to work . . . If you dont mind being underpaid.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Attorney General in Olympia, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Attorney General in Olympia, WA

    I have been working at Attorney General of Washington State full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Open to flexible schedule Great atmosphere Wonderful people to work with Work week stays around 40 hours (give or take) Great support.

    Cons

    Salaries are not competitive Dealing with public records Client control can be difficult Anti-government stance from public

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on increasing pay and relax a little on the dress code. People do act more professional because they are dressed up and it makes relating to the client more difficult.


  6. Working here is like doing a color by numbers picture.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Attorney General of Washington State

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Work hours are extremely reasonable and "family-friendly." In at 8, clock out at 5 on the dot. If you're an attorney there, it's a huge plus to be free of the billable hours death crush, however work pressure varies greatly depending on which division you're in. Also, you can have a stand-up desk if you want one...

    Cons

    It feels so formulaic working there (hence the title of this review). You clock in, do a reasonable amount of work, but rarely work yourself to death because it's state government, not private business, and then clock out and do it all over again the next day. I know that could describe any job, but that's really what it feels like there. It feels about ten years behind any other workplace I've ever been in regards to the people, technology and "in-touchness" of the entire AG.

    Advice to Management

    Modernize your workplace. Stop keeping everyone in little cubby holes. Make it more collaborative and open like more modern workplaces.


  7. A great job out of law school

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AAG in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - AAG in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Attorney General of Washington State full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Ability to work in virtually any type of law practice - litigation, health care, finance, consumer protection, criminal, labor/employment, torts, client advice, appeals, etc. Work regular hours and see your family on a regular basis.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive; after 3-10 years many AAGs leave the office for better paying opportunities - in the public or private sector. Especially true for Seattle AAGs, where the cost of living is substantially higher.


  8. Great Place to Really Practice Law

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Attorney General in Olympia, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Attorney General in Olympia, WA

    I have been working at Attorney General of Washington State full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Work with really great people. High level of responsibility. Depending on Division, a high degree of independence.

    Cons

    Compensation. City of Olympia. Micro-management in some divisions.

    Advice to Management

    Place more value on law practice and less on management.


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    Great Mission - Overall Good Colleagues - Some Staff Problems

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Attorney General of Washington State full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance, good benefits, and some divisions have more interesting work than others.

    Cons

    Layers of bureaucracy, poor staff supervision, staff issues regarding entrenched employees that have been there for years and couldn't get jobs in private sector and are poor performers.

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the employees who are milking the system. That will improve moral and efficiencies.


  10. The AGO is an awesome place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Attorney General of Washington State (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I was proud to be associated with such a dynamic group of people, who were so dedicated to their jobs.

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility in schedule and time-off.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep lower level staff in the loop of change in procedures and policies, sometimes


  11. Attorney orientated agency, all others are lower class

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Attorney General of Washington State full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good Pay and benefits for all members of the organization

    Cons

    Attorney orientated, all others are lower class

    Advice to Management

    Treat all members equal.



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