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Let's talk turkey, legal staff!

Legal Secretary (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

ProsNot too many extreme personalities among the attorneys. Has a reputation for quality legal work.

ConsSupport staff don't generally feel valued. Mid-level management is not professional. For example, HR people are not professionally trained. More needs to be done to establish teamwork, cooperation and respect between attorneys and staff. Firm needs to loosen up the purse strings and invest in higher-quality infrastructure and training. Huge Profit Per Partner ratio does not relate down to staff level. Staff salaries do not increase at anywhere near the rate of associate salaries, let alone partners.

Advice to Senior ManagementDemand more of your mid-level management in terms of qualifications and continued education in their fields. Encourage more communication and teamwork among the offices. Provide more training and educational opportunities for staff as well as attorneys. Look at your personal income compared to the lowest paid workers at your firm and ask yourself if you are part of the problem or the solution when it comes to widening class differences in the U.S.

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    Great firm!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Cooley Godward Kronish full-time for more than 8 years


    Pros: Great smart people Great clients Cons: Big firm politics have taken over Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

     

    The least evil big firm out there

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Cooley Godward Kronish


    Pros: The attorneys/partners are really decent, reasonable folks Cons: the cafeteria food is limited (in variety and hours) More
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