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United States Federal Courts Reviews

Updated July 11, 2018
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  • "Hours are long by government standards" (in 2 reviews)

  • "Using new technology means little to no help from others; can be a good or a bad thing" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Law Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    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.


  2. "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.

  3. "support staff"

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    Current Employee - Support Staff
    Current Employee - Support Staff

    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


  4. "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
    Recommends
    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


  5. "federal law clerk"

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    Former Employee - Federal Law Clerk in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Federal Law Clerk in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay could be higher than what it starts at

    Cons

    The Judges are difficult people


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Support Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Administrative Support Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    People are nice and very helpful. Job security and the ability to do your job without being micromanaged. Excellent benefits and time off.

    Cons

    Long time employees tend to be very cliquish and judgmental at times which can make things pretty difficult some days. Career advancement can be very difficult as not very many jobs open up.

    Advice to Management

    I believe that more flexibility would help your employees be more engaged.


  7. "IT Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work environment and culture

    Cons

    Can't think of anything and nothing to list

  8. "District Court"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Security and financial compensation/pension/marching 401k

    Cons

    Political environment makes it difficult to believe promotions are fair.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees and believe in their ability.


  9. "good job"

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    Former Employee - Budget Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Budget Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at United States Federal Courts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours good benefits incl pension regular pay increases generous vacation time

    Cons

    conservative culture slow to adopt modern technologies


  10. "Important Mission Lost in Beaurocracy"

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    Current Employee - Senior Computer Programmer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Computer Programmer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The Judiciary is one of the most important, progressive, and effective parts of government.

    Cons

    The hierarchy and bureaucracy get in the way of being effective. Many projects are successfully and help the Judiciary function well, but many waste time and money.


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