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9 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant  in  Roswell, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Roswell, GA

    Pros

    The money is great for anyone.

    Cons

    The hours would be the cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Loved it until I didn't.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The firm used to be a great place to work.

    Cons

    The mergers have not served it well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a broader view.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to start your career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Liked the majority of the people I worked with
    Some flexibility with work hours for some employees
    Nice location if you live close to Back Bay

    Cons

    Below average compensation and benefits compared to other firms
    Below average management compared to other firms
    Limited training and job enrichment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend the money to get experienced quality managers, compensate all employees fairly and they will stay; get rid of underperformers, regardless of race or length of time in position; stop encouraging non productive behavior; allow more flexibility in work schedules;

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Disappointing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    The firm has offices in several different United States and international cities. Transportation home after 8pm. Some partners are knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Poor management - especially in the New York and Boston offices. Questionable legal skills and no leadership ability among management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lots of talk about how everyone knew how poor management was in the New York office. The senior management should act upon that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Low Moral, Difficult Times Ahead

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    Former Employee - Associate  in  Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Associate in Providence, RI

    Pros

    Pay. The firm pays the top of the market for Providence, though lower than what it pays its Boston employees. Benefits are also generous. The firm is also a prestigious place to work in Rhode Island, and probably THE most prestigious law firm in the state, though outside of the state where the firm is less well known the prestige is negligible. Training classes are helpful in learning about new topics so long as you apply the knowledge you gain rather than filing it away once you leave the class and forgetting about it. On the job training can be difficult because oftentimes associates will be stuck doing the same low-level work and have to really fight to receive more advanced assignments, especially in this downturn.

    Cons

    Morale is very low among associates at present. Additional layoffs are expected to occur at any time. And as with most firms, associates are expected to put their job as their Number 1 priority, ahead of family, health, etc. There are also very few female associates, and the environment is not very supportive of those who work there, for the above reason and because there are so few female partners who are willing to mentor female associates.

    Also, the firm is having somewhat of an identity crisis. It has been seeking to grow from a successful midsize firm to a mega-firm. It has raised rates and salaries to match the big players, but it has not brought in enough clients who are willing to pay the increased fees. At the same time, it has lost a number of smaller local clients who aren't willing to pay those higher fees. There have also been a number of high-profile partner departures in recent years, causing many to be pessimistic about the continued viability of the Providence Office, or even the firm as a whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at associates as human beings rather than unfeeling billing machines. Develop and firmly implement an effective assignment distribution system that forces partners to work with different associates in different offices.

  7.  

    Great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    Pros

    - Great learning experience
    - Everyone is so nice and approachable
    - Mentor, willing to help and to teach

    Cons

    - A lot of downtown

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Satisfied but not a glowing report

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are some really great people who work at E.A.P.D., and the management really tries to communicate and to give adequate training to its employees.

    Cons

    The firm could be managed a little better. Often management decisions that affect everyone are not communicated soon enough and there seems to be somewhat of a divide between Partners, Associates and Staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If management could improve the communication throughout the firm, it would go a long way toward improving morale and job satisfaction.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    ok place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good vacation/time off and other benefits such a medical/dental excellent
    convenient city center location
    dinner provided for those working late

    Cons

    manager is not knowledgeable in her field
    minimal support from manager who often shifts responsibility/blame onto staff
    lack of advancement opportunities
    management favorites certain staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    show some appreciation for those on the lower foodchain.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    ea

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great office location. employee benefits package was good (health care, dental, vision, 401k). collegial work environment. on site cafeteria made things easy

    Cons

    senior leadership did not have a clear understanding of what its employees wanted or needed in terms of support. promotion opportunities very limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get to know your employees so that you have a clear understanding of what they are looking for in terms of internal support and what will make them happy to do their jobs

    No opinion of CEO

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