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Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General Reviews

Updated January 30, 2017
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  1. "Intern at AGO"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    People were really nice and friendly. They will try their best to help you out if you have any problems. Loved it there!

    Cons

    More meetings than other firms. Could have been done through emails instead of having meetings.


  2. "Mediator"

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    Current Employee - Mediator in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Mediator in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience working with consumers and great benefits

    Cons

    Low salary and not much room to move up


  3. "AG Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People were very laid-back. Lots of flexibility in the work you do and it is generally not a very heavy case burden

    Cons

    Often not enough work. Not a very clear system in place for work assignments. Not a real sense of camaraderie or community.

    Advice to Management

    Generally would recommend instituting a better organized program to help manage interns and perhaps give each intern a mentor or attorney to primarily work with to provide better structure.


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    "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Work environment, Amazing co-workers, room to grow.

    Cons

    Needs to work on intern program,lack of guidance.


  6. "Co-op"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work done by the staff

    Cons

    Most employees are underpaid and overworked


  7. "mass ago"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    learned a lot from everyone...great place to work

    Cons

    none...everyone was nice and learned a lot


  8. "Wonderful colleagues, interesting work that impacts the public"

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    Current Employee - Paralegal in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to make a meaningful difference and contribute on many levels. The knowledge and experience I've obtained impacts outcomes and is acknowledged

    Cons

    Salary is (to be kind) lacking. While I'd love to stay with the office for many years, it's just not feasible with the expenses even the most frugal employee incurs

    Advice to Management

    Limits on my time and a living wage is detrimental to a successful outcome.


  9. "Summer Intern Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great exposure to public interest law. Good support from supervisors and intern managers. Very interesting speakers that came in to address the whole intern class, ranging from tech specialists to lawyers who argued in front of the supreme court.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, and many people do not want to know about what others are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Provide variety to the intern class, and make the environment more fun and engaging for a younger group of people.


  10. "Great entry level job despite pay"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good experience, lots of responsibility, friendly employees, and you feel like you're making a difference. Overall just a great place to work.

    Cons

    Pay is terrible. All state jobs pay well below market value. It's not something you can do forever but it helped launch my career.

    Advice to Management

    Lobby, lobby, lobby the legislature to get more money for salaries. If you want to keep people you need to be more competitive in terms of compensation


  11. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Attorney General in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Attorney General in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to get close to interesting work, and influence important cases in a relatively short time. Organized training and intelligent colleagues.

    Cons

    Sometimes lack of supervision can delay acquiring new skills. Limited opportunities to advance, so this is best seen as job for the medium term in you did not intend on a career in public service.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the training.



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