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US Department of Justice Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  • Pay has not kept us with the private sector (in 15 reviews)

  • tedious, could be boring at times, could work long hours some times (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Life at ATF"

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    Current Employee - Investigator in Brentwood, TN
    Current Employee - Investigator in Brentwood, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at US Department of Justice full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Investigative Field Work. Excellent co-workers and bosses.

    Cons

    Looking for a little variety


  2. "Awesome work, terrible upper management"

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    Former Employee - Assistant United States Attorney
    Former Employee - Assistant United States Attorney

    I worked at US Department of Justice full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work is interesting, meaningful, and challenging. The agents you work with are the best. Good amount of autonomy to work your cases.

    Cons

    Terrible culture, upper management clueless, out of touch bureaucrats

    Advice to Management

    Retire


  3. "Investigator"

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    Current Employee - Invedtigator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Invedtigator in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Justice full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very rewarding work on cutting edge cases. Great people with incredible skills. You get to work on cases that are the cutting edge.

    Cons

    Large bureacracy with entrenched practices, sometimes slows progress. Need technology upgrade. Salaries are stagnant because pay raises are not approved by Congress.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people. They are very skilled and passionate. Push innovation and allow your people to succeed. Cut the red tspe.


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  5. "Special agent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at US Department of Justice full-time

    Pros

    Rewarding impact public safety.

    Cons

    At timesUpside down media views.


  6. "Great benefits for families"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Department of Justice full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits cover almost all if your medical needs and there are choices between providers and types of coverage (HMO or PPO). There are also health care savings accounts, dental, and vision benefits.

    Cons

    Premiums can be high and they are pulling back on coverage. They also increase co-pays and deductibles regularly.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep co-pays and deductibles low. Also, try to get into health care programs. For example, my most recent employer was part of a cancer resource program that waived co-pays on all of my cancer treatment visits.


  7. "Benefits generally good at the DOJ"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Justice full-time

    Pros

    Health Care is the best you can get for the price

    Cons

    Upward mobility can be hard on the family, as you have to be willing to move to advance

    Advice to Management

    Listen and don't micromanage


  8. "Could be great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Looks great on resume
    -Opportunity to travel
    -Prestige

    Cons

    -No place for innovation
    -Low level tedious task done repetitively
    -You can't ever make a mistake


  9. "Employment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Positive motivatng high energy work environment

    Cons

    None to share, why be negative? Life can always be worse

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the GREAT work!!


  10. "Job only for college students on break/no pay"

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

    Pros

    if you get bored working you were able to break to go watch high profile murder cases, traffic cases, etc.

    Cons

    There was no pay and no room for moving up. Stayed there for over a year and still gained no employment. This job is for college students on break.


  11. "Making a Difference"

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    Current Employee - Supervisory Special Agent in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Supervisory Special Agent in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Justice full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This job provides great job satisfaction. You are making a real difference and can see the results of your investigations on an almost daily basis.

    Cons

    Long hours and a hard pay cap.



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