Texas Attorney General

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Texas Attorney General Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
25 Reviews
3.3
25 Reviews
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  1.  

    Easy Interview

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Texas Attorney General as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good People
    Laid-back/Casual Environment
    Work-Life Balance
    Training

    You learn a lot of legal writing and have substantial work to do. There is no "making copies" and "getting coffee" at the internship.

    Cons

    Hard to get job afterwards
    Slow and bureaucratic

    There were a lot of slow days where there was nothing to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand it's a state agency, but things could run a lot more efficiently.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary IV  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary IV in Austin, TX

    I worked at Texas Attorney General full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, friendly and helpful co-workers.

    Cons

    Salaries could be better. Managers tend to have favs, every few months you get assigned new attorneys to work with, you have rotating schedule to sit at front desk and answer phones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No one likes to be micro managed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    We are the best at what we do!

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    Current Employee - Program Specialist  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Texas Attorney General full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Stable work. I know exactly what I will be doing every single day. Obviously, the state provides us with great insurance (no out of pocket expense for single people), retirement, and educational experiences.

    Cons

    Moving up the ladder is slow. You have to wait for people to retire to get promoted. Working for an elected official is sometimes stressful. It;s been a long time for an administration change in this state and it's coming in November. It's all (literally) politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to train your team correctly. Listen to your subordinates and show them what you need them to do. Set clear expectations.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    flexible hours are a requirement these days

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Texas Attorney General for more than 10 years

    Pros

    interesting work
    opportunity to specialize, and to get trial experience

    Cons

    need to respect workers more and allow them to come in late if traveled late night before
    part-time, flextime, etc. are crucial these days to employee satisfaction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    also, pay moer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people, secure job, weak pay

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    Former Employee - Accountant IV  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Accountant IV in Austin, TX

    I worked at Texas Attorney General full-time

    Pros

    good benefits package, pension okay, job security, good dedicated people, great work-life balance

    Cons

    pay was pretty low, long-term career growth was limited

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for profession career growth and development. Get exposure to other areas of the legal career.

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    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at Texas Attorney General full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great place to learn about legal perspectives from legislation to the exercise of that law by the bench. Also had great opportunities for advancement within the region as well as across the State. Many opportunities to network with other legal entities which can open doors to other career paths.

    Cons

    Can be an emotionally charged environment handling the public's personal family matters of child support and custodial issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be conscious of the office environment you create or permit. Make regular positive reinforcement efforts with staff especially with those who most deal with the difficult public.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very different from the private sector

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    Former Employee - Information Specialist  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Information Specialist in Austin, TX

    I worked at Texas Attorney General as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Interesting variety of work. Many of the issues are hot topics, currently at the forefront of public news. Sense of doing some good things for people.

    Cons

    Frequent periods of not having enough work to stay busy (and management not being concerned with this). Lack of teambuilding, sense of community.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the ivory tower, get to know your employees. Get a better grip on employee bloat ... if there's not enough work for everyone, do some streamlining or spread the work around more efficiently.

    Recommends
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Low Stress but Low Paying

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    Current Employee - AAG VI  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - AAG VI in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Texas Attorney General full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Regular hours with flexibility of schedule. No worries about billing hundreds of hours. The work can be cutting-edge and rewarding

    Cons

    Wages are below market. Chance for advancement is limited. Sometimes it is very slow-paced. Sometimes fellow employees are not as motivated as one would find in the private sector.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create career tracks. Quit re-hiring retirees back into management positions. Allow for work from home.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great benefits, sub-par management

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Austin, TX

    I worked at Texas Attorney General full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Health insurance paid
    Ability to work at a fast-pace when you have work to do
    It's a job is the biggest pro

    Cons

    Management couldn't really care any less. You will soon find that unless you're part of the in-crowd, upward mobility is not in your future. Also there are plenty of complacent state workers, so if you work hard, be prepared to do more than your share.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give performance reviews
    Hold quarterly meetings
    Listen when your entire staff has an issue
    Don't threaten write-ups at the advice of friends in the office
    A kind word once in a while is appreciated
    Check up on the work we do, even if it's only once a month

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Clerk/Intern Experience

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    Current Employee - Temp Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Temp Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Texas Attorney General as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Fast-paced atmosphere, great training, and great people surrounding you

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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