US Department of Justice Reviews

Updated May 30, 2020

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3.9
78%
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US Department of Justice Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker
Matthew Whitaker
16 Ratings
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  • "Not as good pay as one could get in private sector(in 23 reviews)

  • "Long hours and poor compensation for first year(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Stable with work-life balance"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paralegal Specialist 
    Recommends

    I worked at US Department of Justice full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits with great work-life balance

    Cons

    Not the most high tech.

    US Department of Justice2020-05-04
  2. "Can’t do this anywhere else"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Servant 

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

    Pros

    Nowhere else can you practice law and work on the world’s most sensitive and complex cases and collaborate globally to protect the American people.

    Cons

    Salaries lower than private practice.

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    US Department of Justice2020-05-30
  3. "Great Place to Work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant/Paralegal in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Justice full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great learning opportunities - Decent pay - Interesting day to day work

    Cons

    - Not much career progression or development

    US Department of Justice2020-04-05
  4. "Review"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trial Attorney in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, interesting work, manageable hours.

    Cons

    Low pay relative to what private attorneys earn.

    US Department of Justice2020-04-02
  5. "Great internship"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at US Department of Justice part-time

    Pros

    Interesting work and good opportunities

    Cons

    Needs more funding to upgrade office spaces and computer systems.

    US Department of Justice2020-03-31
  6. "Great Work!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management and Program Analyst 

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot, lots of responsibility if you prove yourself.

    Cons

    Not always surrounded by the most tallent which can be frsuterating

    US Department of Justice2020-03-25
  7. "Stability and Independence"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant US Attorney in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at US Department of Justice full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The job provides a lot of independent and stability.

    Cons

    Little to no connection between merit and reward

    US Department of Justice2020-03-15
  8. "Decent work-life balance"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Attorney Advisor in Portland, OR

    I have been working at US Department of Justice full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great work-life balance, dedicated coworkers

    Cons

    limited flexibility in work schedule, limited advancement opportunities

    US Department of Justice2020-03-11
  9. Helpful (1)

    "24/7/365 Work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deputy Director in Washington, DC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Justice full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very rewarding place to work

    Cons

    Always working around the clock

    US Department of Justice2020-03-06
  10. "DA’s office"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Juvenile Justice Coordinator in Lynn, MA

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

    Pros

    Good paid time off and benefits

    Cons

    People are rude most of the time

    US Department of Justice2020-03-05
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