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Attorney General of Washington State Reviews

Updated Jun 25, 2019

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Attorney General of Washington State CEO  Bob Ferguson
Bob Ferguson
4 Ratings
  1. "Great work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Attorney General in Olympia, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Attorney General of Washington State full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible work environment; great people; interesting work

    Cons

    Pay is lower than private sector; little room to advance

    Attorney General of Washington State2019-06-26
  2. "Great experience at lower pay"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Attorney General in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Attorney General of Washington State full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Instant and real experience as a litigator

    Cons

    Lower than market pay for multiple years

    Attorney General of Washington State2019-06-11
  3. "Good. Different. Great variety of case work."

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    Current Employee - Senior Investigator in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Attorney General of Washington State

    Pros

    Pay. Great variety of case work.

    Cons

    Political, obviously. Job can be frustrating at times.

    Advice to Management

    Accept more input from investigators as well as attorneys.

    Attorney General of Washington State2019-05-28
  4. "Balance okay; management not so nice."

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Attorney General of Washington State full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The benefits are fair. The holidays off are great.

    Cons

    Training is horrendous. Unfortunately you must sell your soul to get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the workers and stop promoting the people who do the least amount of work. It’s frustrating to cover ovyand over for supervisors.

    Attorney General of Washington State2019-03-28
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Legal Assistant 3"

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant III in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Attorney General of Washington State full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, leave, flexible schedule, easy office environment, large law firm, continual raises.

    Cons

    Hired as a legal assistant even though I qualify as a paralegal. Difficult to move up to paralegal status because it is rare that the office posts a Paralegal 1 "In-Training" position. Stuck as a legal assistant.

    Attorney General of Washington State2019-01-11
  6. "Overall good experience!"

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    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.

    Attorney General of Washington State2018-07-08
  7. "AAG"

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      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

      Attorney General of Washington State2018-05-17
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great Experience"

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

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

      Attorney General of Washington State2018-03-14
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      "One Clique to Rule Them All - Consumer Protection"

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

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

      Attorney General of Washington State2017-11-28
    • "Positive working environment and good work life balance"

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      Former Employee - Assistant Attorney General in Olympia, WA
      Recommends

      I worked at Attorney General of Washington State full-time for 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.

      Attorney General of Washington State2017-08-18
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