District of Columbia Bar

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District of Columbia Bar Reviews

Updated July 13, 2014
Updated July 13, 2014
3 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Up and Down

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at District of Columbia Bar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are some really nice people who work at the Bar. They are family friendly. Best departments to work for when I was there: Pro Bono (the boss, Monika Varma is awesome), Finance also seems good too and the people are close knit.

    Cons

    Depending on the department, it can be DYSFUNCTIONAL and difficult. The leadership likes things a certain way and may not be open to change. Before you accept a job there, try to find out as much as you can about the department you are working for. Some departments have HIGH turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your subordinates and try to take their suggestions. Maybe the Bar would have less turnover if you do.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the best office culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at District of Columbia Bar

    Pros

    35 hr workweek, great location and building, lots of good people to work with, work itself is rather low stress

    Cons

    Top down management. Some of the upper level managers are very odd, overall culture is not at all upbeat, unresponsive IT dept, domineering and distant HR dept., people get fired all the time with no warning--they call it "reorganization"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Depressing work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at District of Columbia Bar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some departments are better than others. Member services seemed to be well run.

    Cons

    Entrenched management that is out of touch with the times and disconnected from employees. Bureaucratic environment. High turnover in some departments, such as Sections.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cultivate a more open, supportive and transparent work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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