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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. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "Good job"

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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

    Great colleagues to work with
    Great mission and fulfilling work
    Telework options are excellent

    Cons

    If you're making the transition from private practice, the structure is a lot different. Decisions on investigations and litigation can take some time.


  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "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


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