Dewey & LeBoeuf
2.9 of 5 22 reviews
www.deweyleboeuf.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jan 26, 2014

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20% Approve of the CEO

Dewey & LeBoeuf Chairman and Partner Steven H. Davis

Steven H. Davis

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great Place to Work

Associate (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Dewey & LeBoeuf full-time for more than 3 years

ProsI worked with interesting, engaging people who seemed genuinely interested in me and my professional development. Aside from issues with crazy hours, I felt supported in every other respect.

ConsCrazy hours. Didn't actually want to be a lawyer. Insurance department was a little insular. Very little done to smooth out workflow, which can result in anxiety and too many sleepless nights in a row when work piles up.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore associates per project.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very well rounded experience and lot of work pushed my way

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Dewey & LeBoeuf

ProsLarge law firm, many issues to research and participate in

Conssome management transparency concerns from time to time

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It was the most wonderful company you can work for, they cared about there workers.

Legal Secretary (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Dewey & LeBoeuf full-time for more than 10 years

ProsWonderful company to work for. It was like you were part of a family business not just someplace you go do your 8 + hrs then go home, It was someplace you did not mind going to each day, even in bad weather.

ConsThe people that you work for years with and leave that you don't see them again and that the Company Closed Down after so many years, A very sad time.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Positives and Negatives

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Dewey & LeBoeuf full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat atmosphere in terms of attorneys and the advice they are willing to share, some good company perks, nice office space to work in

ConsMismanagement, difficult work/life balance, not great with communication throughout the firm to employees

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Good firm now out of business

Attorney, 8th-Year (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Dewey & LeBoeuf full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood firm now out of business

ConsHorribly mismanaged into chapter 11

Advice to Senior ManagementFire yourselves

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Uncomfortable environment

Legal Secretary (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Dewey & LeBoeuf full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat company to work for until the merger with LeBoeuf.

Conslaid off before the sad ending

Advice to Senior ManagementToo late...they are gone...very sad. Miss Dewey Ballantine

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Typical Big Law

Associate (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Dewey & LeBoeuf full-time for more than 3 years

ProsBig law perks. Great work experience. Focus on bringing in new, highly paid partners and expanding presence.

ConsTypical big law cons. Focus on bringing in new, highly paid partners. Merger of two different cultures plus importing more.

Advice to Senior ManagementReturn to old LeBouef focus.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Too late to join

Staff Attorney (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Dewey & LeBoeuf full-time for more than a year

ProsLuxurious NYC offices and amenities

ConsEverything else, including office politics

Advice to Senior ManagementYou went bankrupt, figures...

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior Help Desk Analyst (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Dewey & LeBoeuf as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGreat workplace. Alot of technology.

ConsVery Bad management. Not knowledgeable about job task

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more competent personnel in management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good place to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Dewey & LeBoeuf

ProsVery good package with alot of PTO. very professional environment. Very nice benefit in terms of 401k and PTO. nice place to work for.

Consvery demanding attorneys - makes it very hard for the administrative staff to support. Everything will be expected to be perfect.

Advice to Senior ManagementSenior leadership should attempt to share more information regarding the state of the firm with IT administrative staff more often.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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