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Nice place to start your career, but chances of long-term advancement are not terrific.

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Current Employee - Attorney - 7th Year in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Attorney - 7th Year in Washington, DC

I have been working at Venable LLP

Pros

For a law firm its size, it has a higher than normal percentage of down to earth, good to work with people.

Cons

Very long partnership track. It is difficult to ascertain what you need to accomplish to advance. Compensation is mediocre for the market and the size of the firm.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more communicative with your associates. Try to create a legitimate and non-stigmatizing non-partnership track. There are plenty of very talented and hardworking attorneys who would be willing to work for a bit less than market if there are realistic and available flexible work arrangements that would permit some semblance of a work/life balance.

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  1. Brief Summary

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Venable LLP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere in the office

    Cons

    Shifting towards billable hours as only metric of performance

  2. Not properly matched for position

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    Former Employee - LAA in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - LAA in Washington, DC

    I worked at Venable LLP full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Advertised 2+ to 20 yrs administrative experience and I was excited to have the opportunity gain more in-depth knowledge

    Cons

    Position actually required 10+ years paralegal experience; assigned attorney was very difficult/not open to inquiries/no learning curve; and working OT (although prior approval is required) counted against your proformance review, annual increase as well as bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide an advocate for administrative staff and have realistic expectations regarding working OT to meet global deadlines

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