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Great firm, but some serious issues adapting to the new technology driven age

Former Employee - Associate  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
Former Employee - Associate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

I worked at DLA Piper part-time for less than a year

Pros

great associates and office space, decent case load and interesting coworkers

Cons

work/life balance is pretty rough, some of the higher-ups are arrogant

Advice to ManagementAdvice

get rid of lotus notes

Other Reviews for DLA Piper

  1.  

    Works you hard. Good employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at DLA Piper full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Stimulating work
    Multinational accounts
    Certain teams are doing well
    Nice offices
    Quality hires makes for people stimulating work

    Cons

    Selective
    Very political
    HR practices are ordinary
    Partner's haven
    Money flows to the partners and not the working staff
    Employee morale could be better if Partners took more time to engage with staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach.
    Become more humane
    Continue to bring in quality work as that's what keeps the employees happy - and therefore staff are less receptive to headhunter approaches
    Get better performance management systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I wouldn't do it again.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Attorney
    Current Employee - Attorney

    I have been working at DLA Piper full-time

    Pros

    Most of the attorneys you work with are top notch. Highly competitive salaries. Tons of administrative resources. Interesting and complex cases.

    Cons

    Individual offices have little to no control over the direction of the firm. Firm's strategy appears to be growth for growth's sake. Treats individual attorneys as fungible. Size of clients and size of cases mean few opportunities for substantive courtroom experience for junior attorneys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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