Florida Office of the State Attorney

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Florida Office of the State Attorney Reviews

Updated May 29, 2014
Updated May 29, 2014
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great starter job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida Office of the State Attorney

    Pros

    Great Benefits, great way to get courtroom experience out of law school, always interesting

    Cons

    Low salaries, Very political - have to worry about job every 4 years when SA is up for re-election.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    If you have limited options.

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    Current Employee - Ops  in  Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Ops in Gainesville, FL

    I have been working at Florida Office of the State Attorney part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours. From 8-5 Monday-Friday, you pick when you work. But really, that's about it. I guess it's indoors. You can take lunch but you won't get paid for it.

    Cons

    As OPS, you don't interact with people and are treated like a low-wage peon. Which you are. Wage is minimum, no opportunity for advancement. It's pretty depressing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to the employees every now and then. Make sure they're breathing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Okay place to work.

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    Current Employee - Secretary  in  Port Saint Lucie, FL
    Current Employee - Secretary in Port Saint Lucie, FL

    I have been working at Florida Office of the State Attorney full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fighting the good fight. Knowing you are making a difference.

    Cons

    Pay was not too great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL

    I have been working at Florida Office of the State Attorney

    Pros

    Gain trial experience. Unlimited research.

    Cons

    Amount of work. I worked all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More Attorneys

  6.  

    Fine.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida Office of the State Attorney

    Pros

    You get a lot of trial experience. Working with peers can be fun. Feeling good when you send the bad guy away.

    Cons

    Office politics can be extreme. Depending on the office you work at there can be a lot of backstabbing going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Good training.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL

    I have been working at Florida Office of the State Attorney

    Pros

    The court room experience and the benefits are the best things about working there. You get some training, and fly by the seat of your pants on what you don't get trained on. Either way, you learn. Health insurance is also free (for attorneys).

    Cons

    Salary is very low for an attorney, especially if you have law school loans. You may also end up working long hours on the evenings and weekends before trials. The salary really doesn't make up for it. You don't get monetary compensation for doing a good job or for being ambitious. If you're the ambitious kind who wants to make money, this is a good place for a 2-year "internship."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers are attorneys who were good trial attorneys. These "managers" need more management training. Employee relations are not their forte.

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