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

US Department of Justice Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated Jun 16, 2014
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3.9 51 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

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

Eric H. Holder, Jr.

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87% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Worked as a GS 9 Program Analyst

    Program Analyst (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsGood people and a worthwhile mission. Government hours are great.

    ConsNo room for growth, pay lackluster.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake an interest in lower level employees and their careers.

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

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    Great Job

    Program Analyst (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsLaw enforcement professionals with high standards. Intelligent accomplished colleagues. Respected for my experience and expertise. Great work environment.

    ConsPoliticians like to attack all government employees, even those who are doing an important job like enforcing the laws Congress passes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Like working for the nation's most important and largest law firm, with an incomparable impact on policy, regs & laws.

    Reference Law Librarian (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsA secure job with a ton of gifted legal and paralegal professionals, many of whom care about what they do so much that they forego much bigger-dollar salaries in the private sector. Much collaborative assistance and good professional development opportunities and training. Arguably the foremost location in the world for legal policy wonks.

    ConsOften long hours and time pressures, but then that comes with the legal work world.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't cut back on your library staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Student Opportunity!

    Paralegal Assistant (STEP) (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    Pros- Paid version of Federal internship, and more responsibility and real-life experience for it.
    - Most outstanding team of individuals - if you get a position, it's because you've EARNED it!

    Cons- Federal pay systems are scheduled and not subject to performance review.

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

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    Research Analyst (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsExposed to interesting information. Great environment to work in. Exciting work requirements.

    ConsThe bureaucratic mess can be a hassle at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A fantastic place to work where you are given a high level of responsiblity very quickly

    Assistant Section Chief (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsIf you are a lawyer who wants to litigate, there is no better place to work than in the Department of Justice. Young lawyers are provided training and area also given interesting and challenging cases. There are many opportunities to write legal documents and to get to federal court and participate in every part of the litigation.

    ConsThe pay is not on par with the private sector

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement works best with more mentoring and less micro-managing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Trial attorney

    Trial Attorney (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsMore time flexibility than is offered in private practice. And more active a management role in case than is offerd in private practice.

    ConsSalary is small relative to complexity and significance of cases, relative to salary paid to private law firm counterparts. And the amount of work can be overwhelming from time to time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagment should continue to advocate for additional resources to be allocated to find ways to alleviate substantial burdens imposed on litigating line attorneys.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Depends on the Division You're In

    Secretary (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    Prosjob security, varied opportunities, alot of training

    Consdepending on the division: not utilized or recognized for your knowledge and talents, often held back, rampant discrimination, and minimal support.

    Advice to Senior Managementpay more attention to the people that make you look good, and not what you can take credit for.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Trial Attorney (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsInteresting and High Impact Work,
    Lots of Opportunity to Grow and Learn
    Smart hard working colleagues
    Good but not great salary
    Reasonable travel allowances and rules
    Compensatory time for travel outside of regular work hours

    ConsNo significant bonuses for exceptionally long hours or good results
    Poor use of attorney resources in that there is very little paralegal and secretarial support
    Little support for Main Justice attorneys when US Attorneys partners raise concerns or change tacks.
    Increasing emphasis on politics and on quantity (as opposed to quality) of cases.
    No maternity or paternity leave - many of the most experienced and hard working attorneys leave after 10 years to take care of their families.

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

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    IT Specialist (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    Pros-great work to life balance

    Cons-the pay for IT in government isn't close to industry standards

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your employees a little bit more. The more specialized their skills the more important they may be to the mission, a "thank you" or "good job" goes along way to satisfy them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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