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United States Federal Courts Reviews

Updated October 31, 2018
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  • "Thus, there is little to no room for career advancement" (in 2 reviews)

  • "The Judges are difficult people" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Judicial Law Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I worked at United States Federal Courts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing job, great experience.

    Cons

    Pay is good but limited to JSP scale.


  2. "Stability and Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at United States Federal Courts full-time

    Pros

    The judiciary is a great place to work in terms of stability and employee benefits. Management encourages employee growth by offering opportunities for training courses to help expand one's skillset.

    Cons

    Especially if the staff is relatively small, promotional opportunities for career growth are rare, as they are usually dependent upon when an eligible employee transitions into retirement.

  3. "Financial Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at United States Federal Courts full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Recognition for hard/smart work and plenty of opportunities to grow. Most employees work here for decades which is always a good sign.

    Cons

    Some inefficient work methods that waste time/cause unnecessary extra work can be frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Managers are always in the weeds along with their staff so it would be better to hire consultants to advise on streamlining processes.


  4. "Very traditional work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at United States Federal Courts full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits (medical, dental, vision, retirement, transportation)

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, cost containment measures, threat of and actual shutdowns


  5. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at United States Federal Courts full-time

    Pros

    Good experience with a nice building

    Cons

    nothing but the lack of free espresso


  6. "Case Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits at the work place.

    Cons

    Tough upward mobility trying to move up ladder.


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    "Law Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I worked at United States Federal Courts full-time

    Pros

    Best learning experience you can get.

    Cons

    Your happiness will depend on how good of a boss your judge is.

  8. "System Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United States Federal Courts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great wealth of IT knowledge and able to apply that knowledge to implementation of new systems. Great people willing to share their knowledge without feeling that another individual is competing for your position or trying to advance above you.

    Cons

    Not so much the organization as a whole but, as with any organization, there are always those who smile in your face and talk about you behind your back, not because of your personality but because they do not understand what Information Technology folks have to do to keep systems running smoothly. If we could eliminate that user attitude that all IT problems are solved with a click of a mouse in 30 seconds or less so they can resume reading their emails or shopping online, our job would be much easier.

    Advice to Management

    Most IT professionals have the patience, and actually don't mind, explaining things for their users no matter how long it takes. We want them to get it and we don't go back and talk about users behind their backs for wanting to understand a process. What frustrates most IT professionals is users who create problems and will not reveal what they did so the IT person can fix it. It's like pulling teeth to get to the root of the problem. What takes 30 minutes would take 3 minutes if users would just be up front and honest.


  9. "support staff"

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    I have been working at United States Federal Courts part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good place to work for

    Cons

    I have no complaints to write of


  10. "Laredo was a surprisingly great place to clerk!"

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    Former Employee - Law Clerk in Laredo, TX
    Former Employee - Law Clerk in Laredo, TX
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at United States Federal Courts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    All of the judges are fabulously nice and intelligent. I could not have asked for better mentors. Clerking for a federal judge is a bit of a crapshoot in how good the experience is, but it's a good one in Laredo.

    Cons

    It's HOT down there in Laredo