Devine, Millimet & Branch, P.A.

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Devine, Millimet & Branch, P.A. Reviews

Updated June 29, 2014
Updated June 29, 2014
4 Reviews
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4 Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent pay and benefits, supportive and nice co-workers--

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Devine, Millimet & Branch, P.A. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well-established full-service law firm. Very competitive pay and benefits (with yearly raises), nice working atmosphere. Stays up-to-date on technological issues.

    Cons

    Extremely elitist lawfirm, many of the attorneys (especially the old-timers) could care less about staff, especially if it affects their pocketbook. If you're a staff member, you're just that--a staff member.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  2.  

    Administrative Assistant

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Andover, MA

    I worked at Devine, Millimet & Branch, P.A. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay was great for the area and the benefits were good. The people were fantastic to work with as well. Although they laid me off they were generous in giving me a severance package and keeping me on board for as long as they could.

    Cons

    Management would keep staff in the dark and they made major mistakes by allowing rainmaking attorneys to leave the firm which has left them vulnerable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to put their egos aside and figure out what is best for the firm before they go under. They need to consider the staff and lawyers that are left and do what is best for them and the clients.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    It's all about who you work for.

    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Manchester, NH

    I have been working at Devine, Millimet & Branch, P.A. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Comfortable working environment and kind, plesant co-workers. Continental breakfast for staff every Friday. Free soda fountain.

    Cons

    The salaries are low compared to other mid-size firms in the area. It's a bit old fashioned and segregated, with support staff not included in many functions which can be demoralizing. We are often told the firm is in good shape financially with the irony being that this is said around the time of a salary freeze or layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please provide more incentives for good staff to stay. This should include being informed about what is happening within the firm more often. If things are going to change, call meetings to let us know what is going on; not everything needs to be a secret.

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  5.  

    Great firm to work for- solid experience so far.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Associate in Andover, MA

    I have been working at Devine, Millimet & Branch, P.A.

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for growth early on as an Associate. It's fun to work for a mid-sized firm that competes with big Boston firms. There are opportunities that young Associates have at Devine that they wouldn't dream of at a Boston firm until well into their third or fourth year as an Associate.

    Cons

    Becuase Devine is smaller than the Boston firms, the salaries are substantially lower. The pay, however, is still very competitive in comparison to firms north of Boston and in New Hampshire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be helpful to know more about the career path to partnership, so as to be better able to strategize one's growth.

    Recommends

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