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A good place to work but with caveats.

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Former Employee - Legal Secretary  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY

I worked at DLA Piper

Pros

Relatively high pay. Excellent benefits including health insurance from day one. Respect for employees and work-life balance. Good Paid Time Off system (rather than vacation/personal/sick days). Very few real jerks among the lawyers.

Cons

Excessive bureaucracy and territorial behavior. Office services unit (outside contractor) was very unreliable but a new company was hired in 2009 and may have improved this.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Contain bloat, weed out poor performers. Solve the problem of crippling conflicts that arise from a firm of such size that can prevent taking on new business (or prevent incoming partners from quickly bringing in their existing clients).

Recommends
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    DLA Piper: A great place to work unless you report to the ungrateful and insensitive.

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    Former Employee - Former Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at DLA Piper

    Pros

    The compensation and benefits you receive there are beyond compare. They pay very well and there were a lot of "perks." The workload kept you busy and the people are pretty decent to work with. I made some really good friends there.

    Cons

    I really didn't have any until the economy went sour. It then became a place of dread and fear of losing my job. The upper management has no respect for the staff employees. They never took the time to find out what we did all day and therefore made decisions based on little or no information. And they didn't care. They chose favorites and moved forward with no reall indication of the real world outside of their own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leatn what your employees do. Have more respect for the people who come in everyday and bust their butt for that company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Warsaw (Poland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw (Poland)

    I worked at DLA Piper full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Professional environment; quite good benefits and nice office

    Cons

    Lack of consistency, poor team building, teams shared for groups

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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