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Great opportunity, if you manage it right.

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Attorney in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Attorney in San Francisco, CA
Recommends

Pros

Hands on experience on interesting cases, that allow younger attorneys a great opportunity to learn and grow. Fairly open and enjoyable culture which allows for meaningful relationships within coworkers and partners.

Cons

Chaotic management style that can confuse associates. Compensation package weaker than industry standard. Unclear billable system

Advice to Management

Clarify communication skills and improve compensation package.

Other Employee Reviews for Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck

  1. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Work and Grow A Career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Woodbury, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in Woodbury, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    KDV is a great place to work. Period. The head of the insurance practice group, who is also the co-managing partner of the firm, is one of the best attorneys in his industry. Although he is a master of his trade, he always took the time to provide guidance and really listen and debate novel issues when they arose. The insurance practice group provides associates with autonomy and even junior associates are regularly tapped for input on overall strategy for the matters they handling maters. On top of that, the firm brings in high-level, challenging work. Of course, the firm expects its associates to work hard and produce good work product, but the firm rewards the hard work. I didn't join KDV straight out of school but I can honestly say that I became a lawyer at KDV. As for the partners in the other groups, they are all really good people. I mean really good human beings. Their is no caste system and all the partners that I worked with treated the associates with respect and professionalism, just as they would treat their partners. On top of being a great place to work and learn, it's also a fun place to work. And not just fun for a law firm, but genuinely fun. The attorneys and staff are more than just business colleagues. They are friends. Unlike many firms in its industry, KDV is a true meritocracy. You will get out what you put in.

    Cons

    Other than the coffee, there is nothing bad about the firm.


  2. Helpful (2)

    This place is one of the worst law firms to work for- stay away

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Attorney in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Attorney in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some really nice people on the staff and some good lawyers trying to do the right thing.

    Cons

    They are many. But the real problem starts at the top. The name partners are a bunch of idiots obsessed with filling their own pockets at everyone else's expense.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up


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