California Office of the Attorney General - Good for litigation experience | Glassdoor
  1. "Good for litigation experience"

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    Former Employee - Deputy Attorney General in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at California Office of the Attorney General full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You're likely to get lots of varied experience in litigation. So it's very good if you're at the start of your career and looking to check off boxes (i.e., take depositions, go to trial, argue law and motion, etc.) on your experience list. Some sections have fairly heavy caseloads, so you also get more experience just because you have so many cases to handle. There are lots of good training opportunities, too, on interesting...

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    Cons

    Very bureaucratic (even compared to some other state agencies): you need supervisor approval for everything, the travel reimbursement process is awful (you will end up fronting a lot of costs for work travel, and it can take a month or more to get reimbursed afterwards--and accounting will give you a hard time if you do anything that is even slightly out of policy, like returning a rental car without filling up the gas...

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    California Office of the Attorney General2019-04-20

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Senior Legal Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Legal Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at California Office of the Attorney General full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great office environment. Great co workers. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Promotions are somewhat political. Management is anti union.

    California Office of the Attorney General2017-01-02
  2. "Deputy Attorney General"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at California Office of the Attorney General full-time

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility; meaningful work; public service; great work life balance

    Cons

    Low salary; regimented structure; lack of career development

    California Office of the Attorney General2018-10-05

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