New York State Office of the Attorney General

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New York State Office of the Attorney General Reviews

Updated November 9, 2014
Updated November 9, 2014
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at New York State Office of the Attorney General as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great training, great colleagues, fun cases and a real sense of public service that makes this place a joy to work. There's a special sense of mission.

    Cons

    The same downsides of any government job - easy to "retire" while still working, no real accountability, some red tape and stuff like that. But these things were less so than in some other places I've worked.

    Recommends
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    Rewarding work for those who have the passion for it - hours good, benefits good, things slow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York State Office of the Attorney General full-time

    Pros

    Liked the work, hours, benefits

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, colleagues are sometimes less social and passionate than you'd like

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fostering community - open door policies, open to any questions, less strings - more direct communication

  3.  

    Great Internship

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    Former Employee - Summer/Semester in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer/Semester in New York, NY

    I worked at New York State Office of the Attorney General as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Real exposure, assignments that are important, they let you train for WestlawNest like regular staff, resume booster, great people, there is a great deli inside the building for rainy days, you get a picture with the big guy, nothing gets started until 10:00 AM which is great for commuters or people that are not into mornings, my direct supervisor was a great lawyer and mentor

    Cons

    sometimes depressing since you will be on excel or word most of the day, a fair amount of the assistant attorney's are miserable and will make you reconsider your life choices in law, unpaid

    Recommends
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  5.  

    I was given a great opportunity to work on a helpdesk with a great team

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    Former Employee - Information Tech Specialist in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Information Tech Specialist in Albany, NY

    I worked at New York State Office of the Attorney General full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I learned how this office conduct business and what went into the planning stages of new IT rollout

    Cons

    I worked in a diverse group and learned alot of new technical and leadership skills that I can apply to future jobs

    Neutral Outlook
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    Volunteer Assistant Attorney General

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York State Office of the Attorney General

    Pros

    opportunity to handle interesting cases, free CLEs

    Cons

    unpaid position, micro-management, tedious work

  7.  

    love working there

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    Former Employee - Consumer Fraud Mediator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consumer Fraud Mediator in New York, NY

    I worked at New York State Office of the Attorney General as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    I learned how this specific type of government office is run. When I help someone if was truly satisfying. I attended small claims court with the Assistant AG in charge sat in as a referee for small claims cases.

    Cons

    I was an intern so my responsibilities were very tedious. There was no route to full employment from an internship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would at least provided interns with a stipend. Most importantly I would implement a route for interns to find full employment within this branch of government.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Wonderful experience working with great attorneys.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York State Office of the Attorney General

    Pros

    Complex litigation experience with well qualified attorneys

    Cons

    As it is a state run office, all of the set backs including low pay

  9.  

    Great Municipal Office

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consumer Fraud Mediator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consumer Fraud Mediator in New York, NY

    I worked at New York State Office of the Attorney General as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I learned how a specific type of governmental office is run.
    When my work helped someone, it was truly satisfying.
    Attended small claims court when the Assistant AG in charge was arbitrating.

    Cons

    I was an intern, so my responsibilities were fairly tedious.
    There didn't seem like there was some kind of internal route to full employment from an internship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Law Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York State Office of the Attorney General as an intern

    Pros

    As a law intern I was able to get hands on experience over the summer. The supervisors were also very helpful.

    Cons

    The office is a little run down and the weekly speakers for the summer interns did not live up to their accolades.

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    Law Internship

    Current Employee - Legal Intern
    Current Employee - Legal Intern

    I have been working at New York State Office of the Attorney General as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    As an undergraduate intern, you will learn a lot. There are a variety of cases you'll work on hand in hand with attorneys and the work hours are great and the environment is friendly

    Cons

    it's an unpaid internship, sometimes the work is tedious. It's a short internship though 8 weeks long, and the bulk of the work goes to legal interns (in law school)

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