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  1. "Best Law Firm in my 15 yrs of Experience"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Paralegal Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    As support staff you are treated with respect and your voice is heard. You don't have to deal with attorneys with bad attitudes and unreasonable requests. If an attorney is being rude they are reprimanded. This is not the same environment as a private law firm. I loved my time at the USAO.

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward mobility. They try to reward Legal Assistants who are competent and do a good job with promotions to Paralegal Specialists but those positions are few. The USAO does try to take care of its support staff as best as they possibly can but so much is dependent on the budget that is controlled in D.C.


  2. "Paralegal Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia full-time

    Pros

    Working with the most intelligent people I've ever met.
    Amazing work culture.
    Extremely hands-on legal experience.

    Cons

    Long hours
    Lots of working on weekends

  3. "Legal/Accounting Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Legal Clerk in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Legal Clerk in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the nicest folks I've ever worked with!

    Although some of the software and systems were outdated, my department did their absolute best to learn me understand how to succeed in my position.

    Cons

    - Because it's a government job, lots of people are not dedicated to their job. Some people are lazy, careless, not meaningful.
    - Most employees only interact with those in their department.


  4. "Assistant United States Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn to be a litigator

    Cons

    heavy workload, low salary for workload


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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.


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