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New York County District Attorney Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance, a lot of substantial responsibilities, great mentors if you want to go to law school or into law enforcement (in 7 reviews)

  • Great work-life balance, especially if you are in the Trial Division (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay and long hours; must work hard (in 13 reviews)

  • High turnover rate in support staff (par for the course with paralegals, but makes for frequent changes with regards to case load) (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Assistant District Attorney in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant District Attorney in New York, NY

    I worked at New York County District Attorney full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very mission driven environment, exciting work

    Cons

    Low pay and long hours; must work hard


  2. "Good pre- law job"

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    Current Employee - Investigative Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Investigative Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York County District Attorney full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people who want to work hard to bring crime down in a big city. Good sense of camaraderie.

    Cons

    No formal mentoring program, can be slow at times, criminal law in general is male-centered.

    Advice to Management

    Some sort of mentoring would be a good idea, and I think everyone could use more training

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Politics"

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    Former Employee - Victim Advocate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Victim Advocate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New York County District Attorney full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting and Rewarding Work for advocates

    Cons

    Poor management and Accountability. Work is not distributed fairly and you end up doing the work of people with "civil service mentality".

    Advice to Management

    Manage your staff better so the victims in our cases will benefit


  4. "Powerful and humbling place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York County District Attorney full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Important work in a high pressure setting and if you are lucky, you can learn from some incredible trial attorneys.

    Cons

    High pressure setting. You must be able to juggle a lot of cases that mean a lot to everyone involved.


  5. "Amazing office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at New York County District Attorney full-time

    Pros

    Great office dynamic - really felt like a family
    Amazing learning experience for the legal field
    Well - balanced work schedule

    Cons

    High turnover rate in support staff (par for the course with paralegals, but makes for frequent changes with regards to case load)


  6. "Best of the worst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone who works there wants to work there.

    Cons

    As a police officer with dirty hands once said, "the right hand washes the left"


  7. "Media Services Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York County District Attorney full-time

    Pros

    Great Commuter & Health Benefits.
    Feeling of working for a prestigious office

    Cons

    No advancement beside pay raises. Senior and Junior employees all do the same job.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great training and experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York County District Attorney full-time

    Pros

    Great training program and experience. Great environment. Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Low pay and no bonuses


  9. "Great Starter Job"

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    Current Employee - Trial Bureau Paralegal in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Trial Bureau Paralegal in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York County District Attorney full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to make connections
    Valuable experience if you want to go to law school or work in law enforcement
    Easy to move up within a variety of Support Staff positions
    Union job

    Cons

    Salary is very minimal
    Paralegals must carry heavy boxes, push carts full of cases to other buildings regardless of weather conditions


  10. "Worked as paralegal full time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York County District Attorney full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Friendly people

    Cons

    None. Learned more than I thought possible.


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