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Attorney General of Washington State Reviews

Updated July 7, 2018
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  1. "Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - Investigative Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Investigative Analyst in Seattle, WA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Attorney General of Washington State full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I work with great individuals. The pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    It's in downtown Seattle, no parking. I have to take bus or train.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for the support.


  2. "Overall good experience!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Attorney General of Washington State full-time

    Pros

    Working at the AGO has been a great experience! I think overall the agency does its best to make the teams feel welcome and important, though the company culture definitely differs depending on which division you work in.

    Cons

    One of the downsides is that each division is very different, culture-wise! I wish upper management was able to really focus on making sure each division is welcoming and encouraging.

  3. "AAG"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Attorney General of Washington State full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to litigate at a high level early on, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Low pay compared to other public sector attorney jobs


  4. Helpful (10)

    "One Clique to Rule Them All - Consumer Protection"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Attorney General of Washington State full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The case outcomes are rewarding.

    Cons

    There is a clique in the consumer protection division that manages most of the non-attorney staff. They are gossipy, and unregulated in what they do to their staff. Some people are scolded constantly for no reason other than the "management clique" is trying to push them out. Also, the pay is very low.

    Advice to Management

    Break up your management team and have more oversight on how your professional staff are treated. Don't let your manager push out people with decades of institutional experience and knowledge. Hold your managers accountable for what they say and do, versus what they TELL you they say and do.


  5. "Positive working environment and good work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Attorney General in Olympia, WA
    Former Employee - Assistant Attorney General in Olympia, WA
    Recommends

    I worked at Attorney General of Washington State full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The working environment was consistently collegial. Lots of opportunity for growth and responsibility and a large variety of work.

    Cons

    Compensation but considering the work life balance it was worth it.


  6. "Government Lawyer"

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    Former Employee - Professional Assistant Attorney General ­ Chief Counsel in Olympia, WA
    Former Employee - Professional Assistant Attorney General ­ Chief Counsel in Olympia, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Attorney General of Washington State (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Colleagues and support staff.

    Cons

    Highly bureaucratic. Below market compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline hierarchy. Unnecessary layers.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Office Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Attorney General of Washington State (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, awesome employees, but a few REALLY bad eggs.

    Cons

    Management, drama, gossip, loads too much work on one person and doesn't compensate for it.

  8. "Legal Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Attorney General of Washington State full-time

    Pros

    Access to many attorneys with different experiences and supportive attitudes

    Cons

    Not many hands-on opportunities available to legal interns. Mostly research and writing. Never received much feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more feedback and oversight to interns and create more Rule 9 positions for law students.


  9. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Attorney General of Washington State full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Respectful work environment and approachable supervisors

    Cons

    needs pay to commiserate with work and more Flex-time schedules


  10. "Great place to start out"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Attorney General of Washington State full-time

    Pros

    Learning opportunities and collegial atmosphere.

    Cons

    Salary is not as high as private practice.


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