Assistant Chief Investigator (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – July 21, 2018
My career path grew faster within 3 years than with previous employment at police department of 7 years. Job can be stressful but criminal justice is not a walk in the park. This is not a job for someone who is not self motivated, lazy and not a team player. You will be held accountable for your caseload. Do not apply if not dedicated to your job because work life balance does not exist here. Workaholics please apply.
Senior Asst. District Attorney (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – April 18, 2018
Too much work, too many shifting priorities, management clueless. There was no typical day at work, it constantly changed. We were summoned to meet with the boss continuously and spent entire days in useless meetings.
Poor leadership, culture, environment, pay, equipment, etc.
Investigator- Major Case (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – March 19, 2018
Where to begin with the Fulton County District Attorney's Office???
First, I should say, that I'm a hard working, friendly guy that doesn't like controversy or uncomfortable situations, so this post isn't being created by someone considered as a "problem child". However, this is the absolute WORSE agency I've experienced during my career. Leadership is poor. Those in charge of the office aren't seeking to create a positive working environment, foster or build relationships with the team, or interested in developing the employees. Upon arrival, you are thrown into the job with no training or a "Hey, this is how we do things here." The culture is horrible. People are constantly gossiping to and about one another, leaving an environment where "Trust" is impossible. Favoritism among the highest ranking leaders is obvious and encourages "Resentment" amongst employees. You will be expected to work hours well past your scheduled work hours and will not be compensated. No overtime and no comp time. If you are "Unliked" socially amongst the office, you will be treated as such. Job security is non-existent. The DA will find any reason to fire. I've watched so many employees quit and get fired, I've lost count. There are so many things wrong with this place, it would take too long to explain. Awful environment.
The only positive is the actual work experience and adding it to your resume. I've been employed here long enough, it's time to move on.
Att (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – March 2, 2017
On the positive side, It is a good place to get trial experience and the attorneys and staff are amazing. BUT the management bullies and is verbally abusive! There is total lack of autonomy even for the supervisors. Although they pay well the money is not worth it. Avoid like the plague!
Productive and fun place to work with individuals who care about the community
Assistant District Attorney (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – September 20, 2016
A typical day at work includes a 10+ hour day, at least half of which were spent in the courtroom on a near daily basis. Learned how to successfully prepare and try cases before a jury as well as a judge (jury trials and bench trials). Learned to manage thousands of cases at one time, inclusive of maintaining working relationships with various law enforcement agencies on all levels (Homeland Security, FBI, Secret Service, DEA, and local law enforcement agencies). Learned to maintain communication with hundreds if not thousands of crime victims, establish great working relationships with fellow attorneys and the numerous judges. Management was generally great, with a few exceptions. My fellow assistant district attorneys, support staff, paralegals, and other co-workers were great to work with. The hardest part of the job was taking into account all of the factors that went into many of the serious criminal matters I handled, inclusive of the impact on the victims and the community. The most enjoyable part of my job was punishing and putting dangerous criminals away, and helping victims recover and continue on with life, regardless of the circumstances.
Legal Assistant (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – September 15, 2015
Challenging and fast paste environment. Work is never the same. We are very diversified. Hours are long but we are helping the city of Atlanta and the people so the good out weights the bad. Decent amount of red tape and politics, but this is expected of a big company.
VICTIM WITNESS ADVOCATE (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – June 26, 2014
The work that is done is very fulfilling and challenging. There are a variety of different trials and victims with which I help every day. This job makes you grateful for what you have. There is no room for advancement past this position besides one supervisor position. This position requires at least a master's degree.
Legal Secretary (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – February 15, 2013
Challenging job. Excellent team to work with. My typical day work would consist of me faxing, filing, answering the phone. Making reports and keeping up with the 911 request. The hardest part of my job is dealing with my supervisor. The enjoyable part of my job is my coworkers. They are the best!