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US Department of Justice Reviews

Updated February 16, 2019
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US Department of Justice Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker
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Pros
  • "Great issues, great people, much better work-life balance than private practice" (in 31 reviews)

  • "You will have job security and the full benefits of Federal employment" (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "The salary is fair but compared to the private sector for similar work, it is signifantly lower" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Long hours, but that's a given in this world" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Great college job to gain professional experience"

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    Current Employee - Student Intern in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Student Intern in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Justice part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Able to be involved in so many different areas, learned a lot about the Department of Justice as a whole, gained clarity about a future career in law, extremely flexible schedule, great supervisor, easy to get time off

    Cons

    Employed here during the longest furlough in American history


  2. "Official"

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    Current Employee - FEDERAL OFFICIAL
    Current Employee - FEDERAL OFFICIAL

    I have been working at US Department of Justice full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great pay and benefits are pretty good

    Cons

    some long hours, relocation required for promotions

  3. "Good experience if you can escape unscathed."

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    Former Employee - Trial Attorney
    Former Employee - Trial Attorney

    I worked at US Department of Justice full-time

    Pros

    Complex cases and substantive work.

    Cons

    Management sets attorneys up to fail by staffing trials at the last minute with attorneys who lack experience.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to attorney requests for help.


  4. "Good work"

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    Current Employee - Public Relations Specialist
    Current Employee - Public Relations Specialist

    I have been working at US Department of Justice full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Busy and involved and exciting.

    Cons

    Changes personnel all the time.


  5. "Great Job"

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    Former Employee - Litigation Paralegal in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Litigation Paralegal in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Justice full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great AUSA to work for, learn a lot and prepared for law school

    Cons

    Normal Governemnt issue. Could use better facilities and resoruces

    Advice to Management

    Great Job


  6. "Fci"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer

    Pros

    Pay- schedule- benefits- low- male

    Cons

    People- LT- management -gossip- lies


  7. "Interpreter"

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    Current Employee - Interpreter in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Interpreter in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My profession is incredibly fulfilling in every aspect. It is a privilege to be a public servant.

    Cons

    Interpreting for more than 4 hours at a time can be very exhausting.

    Advice to Management

    Continued education for professional growth.

  8. "Law Clerk"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Great experience, engaged senior management

    Cons

    Unpaid, can be isolating at times


  9. "Trial experience"

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    Current Employee - Assistant U S Attorney in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant U S Attorney in Austin, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Providing justice for victims of crime is the greatest reward. The autonomy and awesome responsibility of being a criminal prosecutor on behalf of the citizens of the United States is humbling and rewarding on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and inflexibility of some governmental components can be frustrating at time. Compensation, while typically regular, is not outstanding.


  10. "Avoid This agency"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Justice full-time

    Pros

    Federal benefits, which will be the same elsewhere.

    Cons

    The EOIR is a nightmare workplace filled with abusive, intolerant, uneducated administration . More like a witches coven. The reputation of the supervisors and management is historic and nothing is done to improve it. Their personal dislike for you, if you are not ‘one of them’ will be palpable. Any job there will cut you to the core. The revolving door of people leaving before six months of employment never stops spinning.

    Advice to Management

    This management needs to be ushered out the door. They don’t deserve their salary from hardworking taxpayers.