Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great culture for a law firm

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass full-time

    Pros

    Partners genuinely care about associates and want to work with them to train them and develop their careers at the firm. Growing firm, but has a very quirky SF culture. Hours are reasonable and pay is good for a mid-size firm.

    Cons

    Barely a bonus, depending on the department you work in, can have long hours.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Micro-Managed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Litigation Secretary in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Litigation Secretary in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good staff incentives and benefits

    Cons

    Attorneys are rude, cold, above-themselves and others and micro-manage their secretaries/staff and HR lets them get away with it. You really don't feel good about your job and how hard you've worked by the end of the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Coach your attorneys on how to treat staff right and even perhaps be NICE to them! A "thank you" goes a long way!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work hard with smart people

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass

    Pros

    High-caliber attorneys with great support staff; challenging cases; good learning opportunities; awesome location; beautiful space; near Bart; fair compensation; supportive of community involvement.

    Cons

    People with the best political skills will get ahead faster; constructive feedback needs improvement; people like to scapegoat; mistakes can cost you your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some partners are better communicators than others; implement leadership training for development of management and communication skills for partners.

    Recommends
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Attorneys are nice; HR is interested in maintaining the status quo; communication is terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass

    Pros

    Good benefits, small pension, nice attorneys (no screamers), though a few could use some coaching on how to treat people.

    Cons

    Managing partners do not meet with department managers. Managing partners try to work as full time attorneys and managing partners, which is really hard. No bonus at the end of the year - just a holiday 'gift.'

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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