US Department of Justice Reviews

Updated May 10, 2021

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US Department of Justice Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker
Matthew Whitaker
40 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work life balance and benefits(in 43 reviews)

  • "Good Retirement, benefits, job security(in 33 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "You can probably make more in the private sector(in 26 reviews)

  • "Often long hours, not a 9 to5 job(in 23 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      DOJ

      May 10, 2021 - Administration 
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      Pros

      Noble mission, interesting day-to-day, smart colleagues

      Cons

      Government bureaucracy and red tape

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Best job, but low pay

      Apr 28, 2021 - Assistant US Attorney in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work and gain experience

      Cons

      Low pay—hard to support family and law school loans in expensive market

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Paralegal specialist

      May 10, 2021 - Paralegal in Madison, WI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good opportunity to network in the city

      Cons

      management structure was not clear for division of tasks

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      My review

      Apr 21, 2021 - IT Specialist in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Solid benefits and job security

      Cons

      Over zealous managers can be hard to deal with at times.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      I like to work overtime without any payment and to make sure that the service delivery of the department is done.

      Mar 14, 2021 - Courtesy Clerk in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Is to serve the interest of public

      Cons

      To make sure that the work is done in a professional standard.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great Job

      Apr 17, 2021 - Assistant US Attorney in New Orleans, LA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Independence in developing your cases

      Cons

      Heavy workload and long hours but help is available

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Salary

      May 5, 2021 - Assistant Director in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      stable employment. Good colleagues. Strong culture.

      Cons

      Compensation is low compared to private sector

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Best place for attorneys to work except for salary

      Apr 6, 2021 - Assistant Director in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Paid to do the right thing

      Cons

      salary is low for attorneys in Washington, DC

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Solid place to work

      Apr 29, 2021 - SOs 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Meaningful work that is fulfilling. The majority of people are good to work with.

      Cons

      Upward mobility depending on position

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      ADM/HR Section of Civil Rights Division- Seriously Avoid if You Can

      Dec 8, 2020 - Personnel Security Specialist in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Good Work Hours, decent pay (not up to par with DC area averages though)

      Cons

      - Poor to no training; expects you to "look it up" and figure it out on your own - Workload far exceeds that of other Personnel Security Specialists and they still expect you to get everything done - Very delayed to almost no communication at times - Judges you on whether you step in line with their personality requirements as opposed to work ethic (Good luck if you aren't military-orientated or an acquaintance to the section chief, even if you do a good job) - Will not warn you or your contract manager of alleged misconduct, etc., will let you go at a moments notice - A decent amount of work reliant on HR who will take their time getting necessary documentation to you - Management seems unprofessional, has given unprovoked verbal threats (no fatal or physical threats) to subordinates at weekly staff meetings with undisclosed repercussions should certain things be said about a certain matter thus giving a very distrusting vibe to the work space, misplaces blame, expects people to share political opinions at staff meetings, will have unscheduled meetings with you to discuss work that you get poor training for - Security supervisor seems unprofessional; talks too quickly and cannot refrain from using expletives, miscommunicates information that can lead to future problems, poor trainer - Unhealthy environment where people are looking over their shoulder - No sense of teamwork, very you against them - Understaffed - No career advancement

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