US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia

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US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia Reviews

Updated February 20, 2015
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  1. Working here was great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia

    Pros

    Great culture, people actually care about what they do.

    Cons

    Not as much time off as one would like.

  2. Legal Intern at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The attorneys were friendly, professional, and always ready to give advice or provide me with work. The work given was meaningful and allowed me to exercise my legal research and legal writing skills. The chance to observe court proceedings was always offered. Overall, it was a fantastic place to intern!

    Cons

    There are really no cons for this job, it was a great place to work as an first year intern.

  3. The best people and the best environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Many resources available to employees in the legal field--WestLaw, Lexis, Pacer, etc. Wonderful people who are highly educate and more than willing to share knowledge and train those who are interested.

    Cons

    Lower pay than the private sector. Some frustration at the pace of work. Not everyone is as driven to succeed and produce results as I would prefer.

    Advice to Management

    Shake up the staff, reward those who are eager and hard working. Get rid of the dead weight.

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  5. Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The internship gave ample opportunity for hands-on work. There was a significant amount of one-on-one feedback from supervisors, which was both positive and negative depending on their mood that day.

    Cons

    Often felt like a number rather than an employee. Structurally, they did not seem to care about any one of us in particular. If you did not get a good manager, work became very unpleasant.

  6. One of the best jobs you'll ever hve

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant US Attorney in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant US Attorney in New York, NY

    I worked at US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Experience in trying cases and in lawyering generally; there is no substitute to being in the trenches and trying cases as you do when employed as a federal prosecutor

    Cons

    It will come as no surprise to anyone that one of the most difficult aspects of being a prosecutor is the pay, especially in a large city

  7. The U.S. Attorney's Office pursues a great mission

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits, including health, transportation subsidies, flexible work schedules and time off
    Management is understanding of employees
    Supports a great mission

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can serve to impede progress
    Promotions based on tenure, not performance
    Support staff can be stretched thin at times

    Advice to Management

    Remind employees how each of their jobs is essential to support the mission of the USAO and continue being flexible.

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