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Updated November 14, 2018
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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)

  • "Unpaid, long hours, restrictive work because of security clearance" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Legal Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing place to work. Amazing people. And all promotions phrases are lined out 41 before you begin. Wonderful amount of time off.

    Cons

    None. I have nothing negative to say.


  2. "Rewarding work, decent amount of red tape"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Justice full-time

    Pros

    rewarding work, people that care about the mission

    Cons

    hard to get in, hard to navigate through some of the red tape, hard to get rid of people who fly below the radar.

  3. "Love my work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Advanced level of responsibility, even for young attorneys. You learn on your feet.

    Cons

    Resources can be tight. Employees pay or chip in for things like office parties and group lunches to welcome new hires.


  4. "Legal assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Make a difference in crime rates

    Cons

    Nothing I enjoy my job


  5. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Govt benefits and flexible hours

    Cons

    boring, fear of govt shutting down


  6. "IMPORTANT WORK"

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    Former Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Justice full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits

    Cons

    No feedback on work accomplishments

    Advice to Management

    Get your supervisors up to speed


  7. "Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Justice full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great work environment

    Cons

    Have to wear a suit every day

  8. "Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    There was a good culture there

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of


  9. "Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great issues, great people, much better work-life balance than private practice

    Cons

    the pay at higher levels is pretty depressing


  10. "Supervisory Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Supervisory Program Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Supervisory Program Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are great opportunties with the agency.

    Cons

    Passing background check can be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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