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Updated March 14, 2019
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Pros
  • "Good pay, benefits and work/life balance" (in 41 reviews)

  • "great work environment with great learning experience and opportunities" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "There were no cons other than the fact that I was an unpaid intern" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Unpaid internship, with 15 hour minimum work schedule" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Internship in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Internship in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SEC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, fun, enriching

    Cons

    there is no cons to me


  2. "Uncohesive Environment"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SEC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and work/life balance

    Cons

    High turnover
    Individualistict environment (everyone out for thenselves)

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to cultivating good group dynamics

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Counsel
    Current Employee - Counsel
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SEC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    work life balance is amazing

    Cons

    Well, to each his own


  4. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Special Counsel
    Current Employee - Special Counsel

    I have been working at SEC full-time

    Pros

    Work on high profile matters, great benefits, smart colleagues, and family friendly.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, compensation, talent retention, and performance reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on retaining top talent


  5. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SEC part-time

    Pros

    Great experience, great staff, awesome learning environment

    Cons

    Unpaid internship, with 15 hour minimum work schedule


  6. "Not the place it was"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SEC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the people unlucky enough to still be ere

    Cons

    the new 'culture' & 'values'

    Advice to Management

    Go back to basics and get rid of the fear factor


  7. "Excellent salaries and professional environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SEC full-time

    Pros

    They pay the best in the government, beautiful office building downtown, professional staff, great benefits, family friendly,, telework

    Cons

    It’s hard to get rid of bad employees and they never want to leave here because of salaries. So there is some dead wait

  8. "Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SEC full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, great work environment

    Cons

    Management is very inflexible and does not communicate with junior employees well

    Advice to Management

    communicate with your employees better


  9. "Examiner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SEC full-time

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Benefits, telwork

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, politics, upward mobility, dedicated coworkers


  10. "Attorney"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SEC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work, great experience, knowledgeable colleagues

    Cons

    Salary stagnant. Little movement in personnel.
    Hiring freeze is crippling.

    Advice to Management

    Fund new positions. Work doesn’t get done if you don’t have people to do it.