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US Department of Justice Reviews

Updated September 10, 2018
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  • "Litigation support is not on par with the private sector" (in 20 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great benefits for families"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    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.


  2. "Making a Difference"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a great place to work with a great team of individuals who truly care about the work

    Cons

    I am not sure there are many cons. There is much flexibility and opportunities working for the U.S. Department of justice

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do a good job working with your staff. Always listen to the voice of the employee while challenging them to reach their highest potential.


  4. "Senior Management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, excellent retirement plan, five weeks paid annual leave, 10 days paid holidays, unlimited sick leave accrued

    Cons

    No significant downside. Must take a mileage offset with local travel. Budget constraints. Signed mobility agreement, Forced relocation is a possibility.

    Advice to Management

    Follow HQ guidelines, directives, and Orders. Always be professional with upper management. Seek senior management mentoring. Delegate work to competent staff.


  5. "District Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Officer in Jefferson City, MO
    Current Employee - District Officer in Jefferson City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Justice (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome work atmosphere, great co workers and supervisors!

    Cons

    I have found no cons to this position.


  6. "Great first job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Justice full-time

    Pros

    I learned a lot at the job. Great coding experience and some stats/regression work as well. Great people and a good office environment.

    Cons

    Not great pay, but it's good enough for a first job in dc. Time employed is capped at four years, after which you have to leave by contract.


  7. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Phenomenal attorneys to learn from and overall great place to work.

    Cons

    Not a whole not, in certain offices employees pay for their own water.

  8. "Trial attorney"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Deeply satisfying work, novel legal issues, many great coworkers

    Cons

    Insufficient litigation support for complex cases, significant travel required for headquarters components


  9. "Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Govt has Great Benefits

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  10. "Good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good job got a chance to travel

    Cons

    I have to retire soon


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