Duane Morris Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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  1. Intelligent and Caring people

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Partner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Partner in New York, NY

    I worked at Duane Morris full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people and good support staff.

    Cons

    Not enough teamwork and integration

  2. The business is run very well. The chief level staff and board of executive attorneys know how to run a large law firm.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Duane Morris

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I feel very secure in my position.

    Cons

    At times attorney desires do not match up with firm direction. Staff must balance the two sides.

    Advice to Management

    Opportunities for professional growth - small compensation for going back to school.

  3. Excellent people and management

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

    I have been working at Duane Morris

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to work on cases with issues at the cutting edge of legal developments. Excellent offices and staff. Great support from the home office.

    Cons

    Difficult issues often require substantial effort to resolve under pressing deadlines. There is a challenge to bringing in new clients.

    Advice to Management

    Continue work to network the offices

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  5. Associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duane Morris

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work, lots of responsibly.

    Cons

    No real cons to speak of.

  6. law firm run by accountants

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Attorney, 7th-Year
    Current Employee - Attorney, 7th-Year

    I have been working at Duane Morris part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I very much doubt that this firm will ever go belly up, they count every penny. And they do still have some cool yet useful perks like flying every lawyer (not just partner) into a firm meeting once a year--and every other year it is in Boca.

    Cons

    This place pretends that everything is done by consensus. I guess that is true if what you mean is that management makes the calls and then announces them and then asks for the rest of the partners to sign off.

    Advice to Management

    Re-think management in offices outside pf Philly, many of them are just wasting away.

  7. Nice firm. Absolutely no complaints

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duane Morris

    Pros

    Everything is good at this film.

    Cons

    Nothing is wrong with the firm in my opinion

    Advice to Management

    No complaints whatsoever..good firm.

  8. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    I worked at Duane Morris full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great cafeteria, good hours. Colleagues were very nice people and welcoming to others. Work load was sometimes hectic, but that is to be expected.

    Cons

    Culture of the firm. Communication and transparency. There were some cliques and there was preference given to some more than others.

    Advice to Management

    none.

  9. Good Place for Stable Job at Reputable Firm but Limited Growth Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Duane Morris full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome vacation benefits (4 weeks); big firm feel; free perks and events (Phillies/Flyers tickets, zoo night, etc.)

    Cons

    Compensation for staff; limited growth opportunities, if any; poor business organization; staff can sometimes be treated poorly by attorneys; law firms change very slowly!; Some people have been there for decades and can be complacent

    Advice to Management

    Provide better incentives to retain good talent because there aren't many ways to stay at DM and develop a career. Be open to new ideas to progress the firm into the future.

  10. Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Duane Morris full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive management
    Great culture
    Keeps up with technology
    Not snobby like other firms
    Excellent training

    Cons

    Minimal salary increases ... Would like to see this change for them to retain top talent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Proud to work here.

  11. Nothing really special about working here

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duane Morris full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best thing about working here are the people.

    Cons

    Benefits are expensive; the so-called collegial culture isn't exactly accurate; attorneys are the revenue drivers and therefore are regarded as more important than the admin staff; no tuition reimbursement

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