US Department of Justice
3.8 of 5 119 reviews
www.justice.gov Washington, DC 5000+ Employees

US Department of Justice Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.8 119 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

US Department of Justice Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.

Eric H. Holder, Jr.

(51 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work-life balance, service to the public is satisfying, friends at work"
    in 8 reviews
  • "There is also excellent job security, for better or worst, and it doesn't feel as high stressed as the private sector"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "The compensation, at least compared to the private sector (i"
    in 9 reviews
  • "No significant bonuses for exceptionally long hours or good results"
    in 6 reviews
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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    ProsGovernment job have some of the best benefits, compensation and time off.
    Exciting jobs, not your boring sit behind the desk jobs
    Great people, very professional
    One of the more exciting jobs working for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. You can learn much about dealing with difficult people from different backgrounds and cultures. Many exciting opportunities within the agency with much room for advancement.

    ConsSome danger involved
    New managers not very experienced, heading in wrong direction
    Need more long term solutions to issues and goals
    Some positions require working shift work and on holidays.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Discipline Hearing Officer (Current Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    ProsSalary, benefits, promotion opportunities, leave. Great job with many positive aspects. Positions within the US, Puerto Rico and Hawaii.

    Consshift work, weekend and holiday work. Work can be physically demanding and dangerous.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent place to work

    Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

    Prosstability, Promotions (if mobile), Vacation time

    ConsHours are not so good, depends on department.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    IT Specialist (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsLove the Thrift Savings Plan

    ConsNo longer receiving cash awards due to sequestration.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork hard and do well and you shouldn't have any problems. Always make friends in other areas so you can move around within the Agency

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsJob security, and supervisors let you do your work without micro-managing. Good starting point in your gov't career.

    ConsNo room for growth, get "drafted" to do other duties that are not in the job description. Things don't change much around here, its the same thing everyday so much that if your not careful you will get complacent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more persons that want to do the work and stop drafting those who already have 50 to 60% of their plate full.

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    Education Specialist (Current Employee)
    Coleman, FL

    ProsThe opportunities are wonderful if you are willing to be go where the opportunities are. Also, my agency has a twenty year retirement plan with matching contributions from the agency. The job is stable and the salary is good. The agency offers great training that will allow employees to be the most skilled and professionals in the industry. The agency offers a wonderful and culturally diverse environment.

    ConsPromotion without relocation is difficult.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall am grateful for the experience and career.

    (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsMobility: Working for a federal agency allows you to move to other cities throughout your career
    Great benefits: matching 401K, generous leave/vacation, long term care option, medical coverage for retirement
    Career growth: Able to move into specialties over the years for professional growth (and often higher pay grades too)
    Salary: Stable. When I started in government service the market was booming and my friends were making fun of me for being on a much lower salary scale. But in recent years since the market bottomed out, it's interesting how everyone now thinks my salary is awesome. (I've never had complaints about it at any time, in truth). So I suppose "stable" is the best way to describe the salary. And of course it's been literally stable since the 2010 pay freeze.

    ConsWhen Congress doesn't do their job and pass the budget...then we operate on a "continuing resolution" for up to six months and our mission suffers.
    When Congress doesn't do their job and balance the budget...then we (not them) get furloughed.
    Major bureaucracy and prevalence of individual agendas

    Advice to Senior ManagementStrive harder to maintain professional integrity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's ok

    Section Chief (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsGreat benefits and they care about family. People are generally nice and there is a huge budget so environment isn't as bad or worrisome as at other agencies.

    ConsNot a great deal of attention to achieving results. It's all about looking good. If you come from another agency, you are considered an outsider for a long, long time. Not a great deal of interest in changing the beauracracy to make things more efficient.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on making the organization more efficient to save tax payers money. Not some lame action to move money around

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    It's been career enhancing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe name helps and you get exposure to a lot.

    ConsThe work environment is segregated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay in your position for more than 2 years.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Political agency with good people.

    Correctional Officer (Current Employee)
    Brooklyn, NY

    ProsPay, retirement, promotion potential.

    ConsAgency is very political. Any promotion generally requires sucking up instead of your work performance or qualifications.
    Medical insurance is surprisingly bad having come from different State and private agencies.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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