DOJ Antitrust Division Reviews

Updated Jan 26, 2020

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DOJ Antitrust Division Assistant Attorney General Brent Snyder
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  1. "Good job for recent grads"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Paralegal Specialist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at DOJ Antitrust Division full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly, functional work environment. Telework is available and nearly everyone uses it. Compensatory time is offered. Flexible work schedules (9hr day, every other friday off) available. Union job. And of course it feels good to work in the public interest.

    Cons

    Front office severely limits your team's work, which is frustrating. Litigation can lead to very long work weeks (although you are offered overtime pay or comp time for these). Vacation is not as generous as one would hope.

  2. "great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Paralegal 

    I worked at DOJ Antitrust Division full-time

    Pros

    great opportunities to grow, passionate attorneys

    Cons

    like any government agency, resources are limited as compared to private firms

  3. "Priceless institutional knowledge."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DOJ Antitrust Division full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Helped me decide that I wanted to attend law school.

    Cons

    The pay is not all that great.

  4. "Antitrust Division Review"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Trial Attorney in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DOJ Antitrust Division full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The Division offers a very responsible work/life balance.

    Cons

    Investigations tend to be of very long duration.

  5. "Good Place To Determine if Law School is For You"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Paralegal Specialist in Washington, DC

    I worked at DOJ Antitrust Division full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I worked as a paralegal at DOJ for three years. As they have limited resources, DOJ has its paralegals do a considerable amount of work which requires applying critical thinking skills. It gives you training you would likely not get from most other paralegal positions.

    Cons

    When I was there the job had a term limit so you could stay for a max of three years. Also, while most attorneys were professional, some would be unfairly harsh to paralegals in high-pressure situations. Case load can be heavy at times, but can also be very light.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a good experience, though I would not work for them again. Too many politics in the office."

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Paralegal in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DOJ Antitrust Division full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Gain a lot of experience within the Antitrust legal system at the federal level.

    Cons

    Agency employees overlook experience which comes from experiences, instead base your value on where you went to college.

  7. "Paralegal Specialist"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DOJ Antitrust Division full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - many opportunities to learn antitrust law - learn to do document review, perform legal research, and write many interview memos within 3 months on the job

    Cons

    - you can outgrow the position after 18 months - difficult to predict workload during active investigations, can have very slow days and very busy fire drill days - 4 year term position, so have to make plans to move on to another position because cannot stay longer than 4 years

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  8. "The perfect first job for those considering law school or a federal government career"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Paralegal Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I worked at DOJ Antitrust Division full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Humble, intelligent, extremely credentialed and approachable coworkers. A fantastic place for the intellectually curious and those interested in applying to law school.

    Cons

    Work/ life balance varies depending on the legal cases you are working on. Cases going to trial can be very time consuming. Although, identical jobs in the private sector are much more time consuming.

  9. Helpful (4)

    "If you just need to collect a check, this is the perfect job"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Paralegal in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DOJ Antitrust Division full-time

    Pros

    You can be the laziest person in the world, sleep on the job, take 3 hour lunch breaks, steal time and make multiple HR violations and you will not ever get fired. Management will talk to you about it, but never an actual reprimand or threat to your job security. The pay is great. You would have to actually do work at a private firm to earn a paycheck. You don't really have to ever earn your paycheck here if you don't want to. If you do poorly enough, they will stop assigning you work but you will continue to get paid. They have a few good paralegals that they treat pretty poorly with no thank you's that they will reassign your work to. There's such little work and low expectations here that you'll never really need to do anything other show up about 3 days a week, which you can totally get away with doing. Overtime is given pretty freely as well, even for easy assignments that can be completed in an hour. You'll never have to actually waste your time learning law or even going to a trial. You will get an amazing resume addition that suggests that you were somehow involved in the legal profession, which is the best Pro this place has to offer.

    Cons

    Management smiles in your face and plots behind your back. Sometimes the attorneys and management speak down to you but eventually they just start treating you like you don't exist and you can just come and go as you please. (Maybe this should have been a Pro. ) If you are good at your job and a hard worker, you'll be the person to get tons of work while your counterparts day drink at the local bar or simply come and go as they please. There is zero opportunity for advancement. Maybe a GS level or 2 if you get lucky and land a perm slot under 11. If you're term or a contractor, don't think they are going to ask you to stay or offer you a perm slot.

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  10. "Employee"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DOJ Antitrust Division full-time

    Pros

    Committed, mission driven peers Opportunity to work on a lot of different things

    Cons

    Some office politics Not always a great work/life balance Different direction from home office versus chapter

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