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US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia Reviews

Updated April 5, 2017
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  1. "Law Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Law Clerk in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Law Clerk in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    fast paced, collegial, educational, inspiring

    Cons

    It was a short experience and I wish I could have stayed longer.


  2. "Healthcare Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible schedule, minimum supervision. You work at your pace. Self starters do well there. Quiet, formal environment. Stable

    Cons

    No friendly work environment low pay scales compared to private of other companies

    Advice to Management

    value the employees. Lawyers don't know everything. No room for advancement to much red tape to get things done in fighting fraud


  3. "Loved my job"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Clerk in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Administrative Clerk in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Works around your school schedule
    Lots of computer and administrative experience
    The people and atmosphere is welcoming and fun.

    Cons

    It did not really help me find a job for the government afterwards. The connections did not really help either.

    Advice to Management

    Better training manuals to refer to when questions come up. I made some to help the new clerk.


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  5. "intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    everyone is very kind and respectful.

    Cons

    I was not a lawyer but all the lawyers looked stressed everyday and worked long hours. Limited upward mobility. One lawyer said his pay was too low for having gone to a prestigious school and having that much loans. But again it is a government job so expect to earn only so much.


  6. "Contract Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Attorney in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Attorney in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Representing the interest of the people of the United States

    Cons

    No frills office/ work space


  7. "Working here was great"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Great culture, people actually care about what they do.

    Cons

    Not as much time off as one would like.


  8. "One of the best jobs you'll ever hve"

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    Former Employee - Assistant US Attorney in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant US Attorney in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Experience in trying cases and in lawyering generally; there is no substitute to being in the trenches and trying cases as you do when employed as a federal prosecutor

    Cons

    It will come as no surprise to anyone that one of the most difficult aspects of being a prosecutor is the pay, especially in a large city


  9. "The U.S. Attorney's Office pursues a great mission"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits, including health, transportation subsidies, flexible work schedules and time off
    Management is understanding of employees
    Supports a great mission

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can serve to impede progress
    Promotions based on tenure, not performance
    Support staff can be stretched thin at times

    Advice to Management

    Remind employees how each of their jobs is essential to support the mission of the USAO and continue being flexible.


  10. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity for both law students and undergrads.

    Cons

    Internships are unpaid, must seek out work from attorney's on your own.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Legal Intern at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    The attorneys were friendly, professional, and always ready to give advice or provide me with work. The work given was meaningful and allowed me to exercise my legal research and legal writing skills. The chance to observe court proceedings was always offered. Overall, it was a fantastic place to intern!

    Cons

    There are really no cons for this job, it was a great place to work as an first year intern.


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