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You could do a lot worse.

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Current Employee - Assistant County Attorney  in  Austin, TX
Current Employee - Assistant County Attorney in Austin, TX

I have been working at Travis County, Texas

Pros

The work-life balance is about as good as you get in the American working world. You get a shiny badge because you're a prosecutor. If you like local politics, as I do, then you couldn't be more in the middle of it working anywhere else. And you get to work for the public good, which should make your mama proud.

Cons

The building in which the County Attorney is forced to have his offices is a piece of crap. You won't have a window in your office anytime soon. Some elected officials (not my boss, of course) have a job only because they managed to get elected---you will be working among them.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Remember the passion you felt tin wanting to have a positive impact on the world and to leave a mark on it, too, when you were younger.

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    TCAD.. A good job with future opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Dist. Attorney  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Dist. Attorney in Austin, TX

    I worked at Travis County, Texas

    Pros

    One reason to work at the Travis County District Attorney's Office is because of civic duty. It is less pay than a private firm, obviously, but you also get experience at a young age that you could not have at a comparable size firm. You have the opportunity to seek justice, prosecute criminals and know that you are adding to the community you live in.

    Cons

    The pay is much, much lower than comparable agencies for lawyers. It is sometimes a thankless job in sending criminals to prison. The budgets, facilities and parking situation are noticeable. You sometimes feel as though you're fighting an uphill battle.

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    No advice.

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    Travis County

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary

    I have been working at Travis County, Texas

    Pros

    Benefits are great and the paid time off is unbelievable. You get almost 30 days sick/paid time off and you can take off when you need to.

    Cons

    however it is not very stimulating. It takes years to move up even and education doesn't matter much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advice them to communicate more to their employees about big changes rather than the day of. Also, some of your employees are more educated than those around them. Advancement should be given to more knowledgeable people instead of people who have been there longer.

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