Blank Rome

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Blank Rome Reviews

Updated November 2, 2014
Updated November 2, 2014
21 Reviews
3.3
21 Reviews
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Blank Rome Co-Chairman & Managing Partner Alan J. Hoffman
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  1.  

    Great Firm, but benefits could be way better and more affordable...

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    Current Employee - Paralegal in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Blank Rome

    Pros

    Love the people I work with and the culture of the firm. Pleasant working environment.

    Cons

    You have to clock in and out when you arrive and when you leave and on your lunch break! Ridiculous, we are professionals! Also, the benefits are expensive for the employee contribution, and you have to wait literally YEARS to receive any profit sharing from them in your profit sharing account (which is their version of a 401k). Benefits could be so much better compared to other large law firms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make people wait years to receive a profit sharing contribution. Get rid of the clocking in and out, it's annoying and undermines the trust you have in us as employees. Give Christmas bonuses. Seriously. You sent us e-mails all the time about the firm successes. Send us a check instead...we helped with that success. Why are Paralegals subjected to meet a crazy billable hour goal in order to receive a bonus, but secretaries who don't bill at all automatically receive a bonus?

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Client Events Co-op

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blank Rome

    Pros

    Pay was good for an internship. Some attorneys were enjoyable to interact with.

    Cons

    Everything is dry and boring. Even the office itself is painted in dull colors. Manager often blamed me for things that were not my fault and out of my hands. Often had to help with binding of documents and stayed way past my regular 8-5 required hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blank Rome

    Pros

    Decent hourly pay for a part-time...

    Cons

    As of late, Hoffman, Dyer, etc, so concernned about...

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    A top notch firm but a demoralizing place to work for staff.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blank Rome full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are good, and the PTO package was competitive. The fellow staff was supportive, generally friendly and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    The firm is run from Philadelphia, which seems to make decisions without regard to the other offices and how they may be affected. Staff was conscious that there was no support from above, starting with immediate supervisors. Feedback, even when solicited, was usually ignored. Layoffs were expected periodically (and rumors of impending layoffs were usually accurate).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider supporting staff more. Staff meetings -- confusingly -- often discussed attorney compensation and how well the firm was doing, while ignoring staff compensation, skills or initiatives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Typical Big Philly Law Firm

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blank Rome full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Above-average market salary; Mgt treats employees well; collegial work environment, more so than other law firms like Cozen (stay far, far away).

    Cons

    Like many big law firms, Blank Rome has developed into a fiefdom, where each department is like its own country - there is very little collaboration between the departments and departments are loath to refer a client to another department less that department "steal" the client.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Always busy, great people, and staff has a friendly environment.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Blank Rome full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Your always going to be busy, and they have excellent incentives.

    Cons

    I really didnt encounter any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it mandatory to communicate by email.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Culture good, salary lagging

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    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Blank Rome (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, stress level is manageable

    Cons

    Salary lags behind market value

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Well paid, but earned with long hours and demanding projects.

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    Current Employee - Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Associate in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Blank Rome full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were nice and I made some good friends.
    The generous salary is the only firm-wide redeeming quality.

    Cons

    Very demanding schedule; very poor benefits (no 401k match, high premiums for insurance policies); inconsistent information about forthcoming raises/bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more transparency as to compensation projections.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent opportunity, learned and contributed a lot.

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    Current Employee - Senior Paralegal in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Paralegal in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Blank Rome full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    State of the art computer assisted researxh and resources.

    Cons

    Large firm, spread internationally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Decent people, not a bad place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blank Rome full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    generous time off and flexible time management

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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