Fulton County District Attorney's Office

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Fulton County District Attorney's Office Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
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  1.  

    Very strict environment but fun to work at. Have to be on toes at all times no matter what.

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    Former Employee - Personal Assistant to Paul Howard in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Personal Assistant to Paul Howard in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Fulton County District Attorney's Office as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you have an interest in the law field, then you will love it.

    Cons

    Keeping up with cases and all of your work can sometimes be a hassle if you are not organized.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Amazing legal talent, terrible management

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    Current Employee - Assistant District Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant District Attorney in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Fulton County District Attorney's Office full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great access to the court room, an amazing first job for an attorney looking to obtain real world experience. Some of the best trial attorneys I have ever had the privilege to work with.

    Cons

    Management is elected and better at politics than law. The office is run by a career politician and the office is run like a campaign HQ rather than a DA's office. Everything is politically motivated and attorneys have little to no discretion in their daily activities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    The Fulton County DA's Office is a great place to work if you are motivated and a self-starter; not for the uninspired.

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    Former Employee - Investigator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Investigator in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Fulton County District Attorney's Office full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers with a wide range of skills and personalities.

    Cons

    Too many people whose work-ethic is "that ain't my job."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Separate the "wheat" from the "chaff"; there are too many people who ride the clock.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    this is the worst place I have ever worked in my life

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    Former Employee - Senior District Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior District Attorney in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Fulton County District Attorney's Office full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexibility at times, favortism if you happen to be one of the D.A.'s pets which is not based on performance, but being a blind company person. Highest paying prosecutor's office in state, if not the country.

    Cons

    Horrible management. Management has little or no trial experience. If you looked up micro-management in dictionary the D.A.'s picture would be underneath it. There is no training, reviews or mentoring. The caseload is inhumane without any support or relief. To add insult to injury you cannot dispose of cases without passing an act from Congress. Everyone but the blind "pets" is looking to get paroled from this place. Those who are making six figures hate it as well, but wear the golden handcuffs, so they are stuck as well. Once the job market and economy improve there will be an ever bigger exodus. Turn over rate is already ridiculous, people chose unemployment and huge paycuts over this "hell on earth".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find other jobs and let new management with energy, experience and vision lead this office. Trust your ada's to do their jobs. Train and treat them well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Working here is hell on earth

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant District Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant District Attorney in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Fulton County District Attorney's Office

    Pros

    Paycheck
    Health Insurance
    401(k)
    Experience in a fast-paced environment handling a heavy caseload with barely enough time to prepare

    Cons

    Micromanagement
    Raises almost impossible to come by unless you are a favorite of the District Attorney
    Unrealistic expectations
    No prosecutorial discretion WHATSOEVER

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This system is broken. It needs a complete overhaul. Give the attorneys some discretion to handle their cases, instead of having to always seek the approval of their supervisor!

    Doesn't Recommend

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