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US Department of Justice Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
132 Reviews
3.8
132 Reviews
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US Department of Justice Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance, service to the public is satisfying, friends at work (in 9 reviews)

  • Job security, always have a job, prob not going to get laid off (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • it's government, so compensation doesn't compare to the private sector (in 10 reviews)

  • No significant bonuses for exceptionally long hours or good results (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    It's been career enhancing

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Justice full-time

    Pros

    The name helps and you get exposure to a lot.

    Cons

    The work environment is segregated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay in your position for more than 2 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Rewarding to be a part of the mission but...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of Justice full-time

    Pros

    Working with the Department of Justice has given me the opportunity to travel, attend conferences aligned with your interests, and meet with people from all over the country. It feels worthwhile and rewarding and the mission is what really glues the people together. There is also excellent job security, for better or worst, and it doesn't feel as high stressed as the private sector.

    Cons

    The budget issues have really plagued the attitudes of the people working there. Lack of resources and supplies have led people to feel very mentally defeated and under appreciated because of increases in workload pushing people to have to work after hours with no overtime or compensatory time. Additionally, there are many working there who have been grandfathered in who are allowed to clock in and clock out with little effort which leads to others feeling as if it isn't a cooperative team environment. We were also told shortly after hired that there would be professional development opportunities and few have actually been brought to the front table.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Political agency with good people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at US Department of Justice full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay, retirement, promotion potential.

    Cons

    Agency 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's what you make of it. Frustrating at times because culture is stale, but work-life balance is good.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisory Intel Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Supervisory Intel Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at US Department of Justice full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    work-life balance is good. Colleagues are generally intelligence and interesting.

    Cons

    Culture places intelligence analysts as second class citizens.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They don't read this so I won't bother.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Secure but somewhat non-advancing job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Justice full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Your presence is an actual necessity

    Cons

    Some of the people are a challenge.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Investigator

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Criminal Investigator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Criminal Investigator in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Department of Justice full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large organisation ability to move to other departments

    Cons

    bureaucracy, too much red tape and too many mid level managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go on a anti bureaucracy spree

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Incredible exposure to high stakes legal practice

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Paralegal Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Paralegal Specialist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of Justice full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great for anyone looking to get exposure to law pre-law school, incredible access to observe decision making by senior DOJ staff

    Cons

    training to use tools better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome place of employment!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Justice full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Steady Hours
    Predictable Schedule
    Great people
    Benefits are excellent
    Office space is newer.

    Cons

    Limited career advancement
    Competitive
    Favoritism
    Difficult to get hired
    Heavy workload

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Interesting work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Justice full-time

    Pros

    Alternative work schedule, good assignments, interesting work.

    Cons

    Limited resources, cannot work overtime.

  11.  

    DOJ

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Justice

    Pros

    Great place to work. Friendly environment, passionate people.

    Cons

    There was not a lot of privacy

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