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Best Law Firm I've Worked For

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at McKenna Long & Aldridge full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Staff at this firm is appreciated and treated with respect by the vast majority of attorneys. I have worked here for several years and have always been treated well. The firm likes to promote from within so paralegals can sometimes move into other jobs within the firm if they show interest and skill.

Cons

Decisions made at the uppper levels of management do not always take into account the effects on staff's ability to do their jobs.

Advice to Management

Upper management should seek input from staff when making decisions that will impact the tools they need to do their jobs.

Other Employee Reviews for McKenna Long & Aldridge

  1. Great people, low jerk factor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKenna Long & Aldridge full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities, interesting work, and the resources to get it done. Senior leadership is top flight. International expansion puts the firm on solid footing and it is one of the rare firms that has managed mergers effectively.

    Cons

    Lawyers don't consider other professionals quite as good as they are, but they are less obnoxious here than at other law firms. The pace and the people are demanding, but they hold themselves to high standards as well.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management are among the best people I've ever worked with--ethical, smart, balanced. Generally, the firm takes fair positions on compensation and other rewards.


  2. Many good people as law firms go, but management's long term plan is unclear.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are many really great people at McKenna. As law firms go, the atmosphere is far more collegial than you might expect. There are many senior attorneys who are interested in mentoring younger attorneys. It also does not have a sweatshop mentality in terms of billable hours.

    Cons

    While not necessarily unique to McKenna, there are internal obstacles to cross-practice cooperation, mostly the result of small-minded territoriality of individual partners. Following the failed merger with Dentons, it is unclear what senior management's long term strategy is for the firm.

    Advice to Management

    There is significant room for improvement in communication with stakeholders.


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