Dewey & LeBoeuf Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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  1. Great place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dewey & LeBoeuf full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The lawyers are talented and hard working. The hours are typical of a NY firm. The pay is also typical of a NY firm.

    Cons

    The firm needs to foster more hands on training for new litigation associates. There should be more opportunities to go to court.

    Advice to Management

    The firm management should focus on growing talent organically. The firm may have placed too much emphasis on recruiting lateral attorneys.


  2. Dewey Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This was a great law firm with great attorneys. The work was interesting and the people were easy to get along with.

    Cons

    This firm no longer exists. It went bankrupt. Therefore, I would not recommend trying to work there.


  3. Legal Secretary

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dewey & LeBoeuf full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very nice firm to work for until they went bankrupt.

    Cons

    Not happy with the way everything ended.

    Advice to Management

    Work live was very balanced.


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  5. It was fun while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dewey & LeBoeuf full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Felt respected in my role, given much responsibility and not micro-managed. Work life balance was fair. Learning opportunitites were plenty.

    Cons

    Pay was on the low side for support staff. A litle difficult to get increases though justified. No longer in business.


  6. D&L - a great place, now closed.

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dewey & LeBoeuf full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Intellectually-challenging work Market compensation Excellent pro-bono opps

    Cons

    Synergies not fully realized in merger Company closed


  7. Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Marketing Department in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Department in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dewey & LeBoeuf full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I had an enjoyable, but short experience at Dewey. I was there for 6 months before it closed. The people were talented, kind, down-to-earth. Work/life balance was good; I was support staff. Also the hours, benefits and pay were good too.

    Cons

    It wasn't as creative as I would have liked.


  8. Dewey & LeBeouf

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    Former Employee - Clerical in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Clerical in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dewey & LeBoeuf part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Was once a very good company before LeBeouf

    Cons

    The end result, they lied to us and everyone was laid off

    Advice to Management

    Too late.


  9. Associate

    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dewey & LeBoeuf full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pays market salary (which is quite high); smart colleagues; some wonderful colleagues; quality work; nice offices; generous benefits to attorneys

    Cons

    Incredibly unstable financially; no job security; (massive stealth layoffs); some terrible partners; culture incredibly strained after merger; long hours with little appreciation


  10. Great firm to work for!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and management always looks after their staff.

    Cons

    Not enough staff to assist with big projects.

    Advice to Management

    Need to add more personnel to the office to keep it flowing smoothly.


  11. Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dewey & LeBoeuf full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    Crazy 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 Management

    More associates per project.



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