Donovan & Watkins

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Donovan & Watkins Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
11 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience, enjoyed working there for a couple years. The recruiters responded to emails and kept me updated.

    Former Employee - Contract Attorney in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Contract Attorney in Houston, TX

    I worked at Donovan & Watkins

    Pros

    Colligial environment, flexible work schedule, limited supervision, helpful feedback, pay was typically at or slightly above market rate.

    Cons

    Larger projects were not managed efficiently, there was favoritism with respect to promotions. Review center was in an economically struggling area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management did a great job, with more experience they will become better, they were professional and had good interpersonal skills when giving feedback and instructions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Worked as Contract Attorney in Houston.

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    Former Contractor - Contract Attorney in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Contract Attorney in Houston, TX

    I worked at Donovan & Watkins as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    If you need quasi legal work, this is the place to do it. I was paid 25 bucks an hour regardless of how many hours worked, and i was required to work 40 hours a week and maintain 'core hours' to be there every day during a set amount of time.

    Cons

    You work in a massive computer room basically sitting next to people and going through documents online and sorting them out. It's not pleasant work but it paid well and you could put in as many hours as you wanted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's little communication as to how you're doing or ways to improve, etc. You're literally treating people like animals and putting them in little computer terminals and asking them to produce and produce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent and Stress- Free

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Donovan & Watkins full-time

    Pros

    Immediate response to.my inquiries... top pay and great costumer service.

    Cons

    There are none, they're great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up and don't change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Easy money, but keep your head down

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Houston, TX

    I worked at Donovan & Watkins as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Paid the bills. Good pay for literally the easiest work you will do in your entire life. If you work your hours, and keep your head down, a job here can help you make ends meet while you look for something better.

    Cons

    Very political environment - lots of favoritism and drama. The work schedule was very unpredictable, but that's the nature of contract legal work, and DW did try to communicate as best they could.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Monitor professionalism of reviewers better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Entreprenerial, Challenging and Fast-Paced Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Donovan & Watkins full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, Strong financial opportunity, Customer appreciation, Client events, Strong sales and recruiting team, Experienced staffing industry professionals, Fun culture, Entrepreneurial spirit, Fast-paced environment

    Cons

    Organizational structure changes, Management changes, Lack of 401K match, Medical/ Health benefits could be more cost-effective

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A quality and caring company persona who REALLY and TRULY CARES about both candidates and clients!!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiting Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Recruiting Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Donovan & Watkins full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    1. Culture/People - excellent synergy within the organization
    2. Leadership - listens to employees and has a great open door policy - if something is not working, company fixes quickly - always striving for excellence
    3. Operates with the highest of integrity

    Cons

    Personally, I can not think of any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing and motivating your teams!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good temporary employment option for recent law graduates.

    Former Contractor - Document Review Attorney in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Document Review Attorney in Houston, TX

    I worked at Donovan & Watkins as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work scheduling was a plus.

    Cons

    Document review is incredibly boring.

  9.  

    Contract document reviewer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Donovan & Watkins

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Well paid on my particular project

    Cons

    It's a contract job. I really don't have any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be is open as you can re longevity of project

  10.  

    Squandered opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Donovan & Watkins full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a great place to get exposure to a variety of industries in the legal field and build your skill set.

    Cons

    The company tends to focus on the quick dollar, instead of identifying talent, nurturing the talent, and putting resources into keeping good workers satisfied.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great for those looking to make money while looking for something more permanent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Document Review in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Document Review in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Donovan & Watkins as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay usually. Free food, and no hassle environment.

    Cons

    no job security whatsoever. Not something to depend on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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