It is very challenging as you work with differnt kinds of people but at at the end of the day it becomes productive as there is much of a team work.
Administration Clerk (Current Employee), Grahamstown, EC – November 5, 2013
Pros: when we go aout as a team to have a braai after having a long day, when we are oing to netball and soccer tournament and music concerts.
Cons: audits, to try and fix the mess that was done because of certain individuals negligence.
when you have to be in court with the most dangerous people in the society. i have learned not to panick in whatever situation i am working under. It hurts when management doesnt treat the employees the same. Teamwork is very important as it make the job easier. When you are faced with a difficult customers even when you are trying to calm him /her – more... down they do not listen. The most enjoyable part of the job is when you have managed to assist the customers and they acknowlege you for the help you have done for them. – less
Filing Clerk (Student Aide) (Former Employee), Washington, DC – November 2, 2013
Pros: learning experience
Cons: no benefits
Archived closed case files and sent them to records, filed current cases for future use by attorneys, scanned court documents to be used during trial, and translated court documents that were in Spanish for attorneys, served as a translator between an attorney and a person of interest.
Administrative Clerk (Former Employee), Pietermaritzburg, ZN – October 31, 2013
Going to court every morning and voice recording all the interactions in the court room, and doing administrative work in the office. I learned that crime is a very seriou offence and could ruin your life when found guilty. Co-workers would be all the participants in the court room which are kind and each one of them play a vital role in the room, we – more... would get to interact whilst waiting for the magistrate to make his/her way to the court room. Hardest part of the job is having to face all these criminals that have committed crimes. The enjoyable part is what happens in the court room, the discussions that take place are enjoyable and interesting – less
Registrar's Clerk (Current Employee), Pietermaritzburg, KZN – October 23, 2013
Pros: job security
Cons: lack management support
I am very grateful for the opportunity given to me. I have learn't not to take anything for granted. I enjoy meeting people, interacting and forming relationships.I have been at DOJ for over 6 years I just feel I need a new challenge that DOJ doesn't provide at the moment. I have learnt alot from the legal fraternity, knowledge that I plan on using – more... in the future. There are some guys who work extremely hard and others who not. This is frustrating because Management does nothing to change this. I hope in the future this changes. – less
i am very productive individual. i adapt well to any invornment i find myself in.
Chief Administration Clerk (Current Employee), Johannesburg, GP – October 21, 2013
Pros: i like to do joint activities with the team once in a while. making lunch on someone's birthday.
Cons: i have no problem working long or flexi hours.
a typical day for me it is when i am not feeling well yet there is a need for me to complete my work. i strive for good performance and compliance always.
i have learned a lot about my working experience. how to work with people, how to manage, how to provide constructive feedback and mostly when and how to apply discipline procedures and working with – more... diffeent kinds of people (diversity).
i get along with my co-workers everywhere i work. i suppose i am a straight forward individual. i prefer to be upfront and not keep things to myself that will bring tension around my work.
the hardest part of the job for me is when i am in a team of individuals who aren't fully committed to their work. however my experience has taught me a lot about dealing with this type of situations since i believe in working in a team.
the most enjoyable part of the job for me is when all team members execute their duties with the best of abilities. when the consult as much as they can in order to do their jobs well. this creates a good mood around the working area and it kills tension. – less
Appeals clerk (Former Employee), Durban, ZN – September 18, 2013
Pros: stable employment
Cons: limited growth path
On arrival at 07h30 I open my diary work in the order of priority for the day, sometimes depending on the time of the month , eg. doing stats for the month or prearing the appeal to the high court. I have learnt to work as a remote assistant to the prisoners and being level headed also makes it easier to work with people who are in an environment that – more... is not familiar to me. The management does their respective duties as they see fit for the proper organisational output. Co workers are good pillars of strength for the easier flow of work. The hardest part is when we have no control over the flow of work due to stakeholder delays eg. transcripts taking ages to come back and the most enjoyable part is when I have achieved the goals I have set to work onn a particular priod. – less
Correctional Officer (Current Employee), Philadelphia, PA – September 2, 2013
Pros: the pay and benifits
Cons: we don't receive over time.
On a daily basis I supervise federal pre-trial inmates, either in their living quarters or during work details. As a part of this job, management and co-workers have to work together and be on the same page or someone could get hurt. At this job I've learned responsibility and not to take shortcuts.
Data Entry Clerk (Current Employee), Glendale, CA – August 9, 2013
Pros: received recognition for a job well done when special projects were completed in a timely manner.
Cons: needed more than a half hour for lunch.
Job very productive in completion of daily task of transmitting results of firearms to the National gun Center on a daily basis. Responsibilty was my priority without any coaching from my supervisor. Intergrated with my co-worker in a friendly manner. I learned new skills on the computer that was very helpful in completing my task quickly and efficently. – more... The hardest part of the job was trying not to have a backlog on the police reports that continuously arrived at the office in several bixes daily. I enjoyed this job because there was no pressures put upon me in completing my daily task. – less
Judges clerk (Former Employee), Johannesburg, GP – August 7, 2013
Pros: knocking of early and it's a sitting down job.
Cons: there was nothing negative about being a judges clerk
My day starts at 08:00 collect files from the registrars office then check the roll and see what matters my Judge has been allocated. I learned alot about the court system and how it works. I also got along with other clerks and other judges. The job wasnt really challenging so there was nothing really hard about it. I enjoyed being in court listening – more... to the cases and how advocates argued their points. – less
Special Agent (Current Employee), San Juan, PR – August 5, 2013
Pros: i work in the intelligence division and is very operational. you are on the street!
Cons: puerto rico is the only jurisdiction in the united state, law enforcement agents have to work 40 years to retire.
-You don't know what going to happen. -Be ready for everything. -be very patient. -excellent co-workers -The Agency don't give you the tools to get the job done. -I work in the Intelligence Division and is very operational. You are on the street!
Senior Officer (Current Employee), El Reno, OK – July 30, 2013
Pros: great co-workers
Cons: lack of motivation for hard work
A secure job. Can get too routine. I really learned how to communicate with people from all walks of life. Sometimes too many mangers hinder progress. The best part of the job is the reliability of co-workers.