FindLaw Reviews

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
44 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good atmosphere overall

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    Former Employee - Copywriter in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Copywriter in Eagan, MN

    I worked at FindLaw as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good training, nice people. Variety of job duties.

    Cons

    Cubicles for miles, a parking lot bigger than a football field with no bus until late December, too much emphasis on production and numbers vs quality of content. Not very open to suggestions for improving processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give contractors more security about jobs and include them in company activities. We were invited accidentally, then uninvited to several events while I was there. Mgmt. made a big deal about the company picnic, had the press there, invited families...none of the contract employees were invited and we comprise a huge percent of the workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nice for the money, but...

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    Former Employee - Intern in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Intern in Eagan, MN

    I worked at FindLaw as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People were wonderful and it paid well. Also, not sure if this is universal, but I had flexible hours.

    Cons

    There was not enough for me to do for a majority of the summer and then they started throwing random projects at me with little to no expectation that I would finish or succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offering jobs to interns without having enough for them to do is counter-productive-- I left with a sour taste in my mouth for all things relating to the job (company, people, tech jobs in general, etc.), some of which is unmerited, solely because of boredom.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company that constantly drives for improvement!

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    Current Employee - Senior Client Development Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Client Development Consultant in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at FindLaw full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company does its' best to stay customer focused.

    Cons

    Tough job and highly competitive.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Looks good on your resume

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Strategist in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Strategist in Eagan, MN

    I have been working at FindLaw full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people. Most are "Minnesota nice" and really take pride in what they do. When people aren't swamped, they're ready and willing to help. The benefits are pretty cool (especially summer hours and flexing).

    Cons

    Everything is "priority". Sales oversells and when the product does't perform, then they scream at everyone else. Attorneys are difficult sometimes. Because the company is huge, movement and change are usually pretty slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have to become agile to keep up with the trends. Put a harness on sales and help them understand when they've messed up, not someone else.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Most work done by contractors

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legal Writer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Legal Writer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at FindLaw as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, flexible hours, telecommuting options

    Cons

    Poor management, all contractors paid the same regardless of the amount of work they do, constantly changing policies and rules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to update the business model.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    A Poor Place to Work

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    Current Employee - SEO Strategist in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - SEO Strategist in Eagan, MN

    I have been working at FindLaw full-time

    Pros

    Easy place to land a job.

    Cons

    1. As soon as you show up, you are informed there are no raises unless you move up in the company
    2. Management is horribly non-responsive to changes in technology
    3. Management does not care about their customers or employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to be restructured. The managers in each department rarely know about the very department they work in - they are moved from other parts of the business. Amazing how clueless they were.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FindLaw

    Pros

    Great opportunity for growth within the company

    Cons

    Its a large company, so it's difficult for them to make necessary changes quickly to keep up with the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Disappointed

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    Former Employee - Copywriter
    Former Employee - Copywriter

    I worked at FindLaw as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    work from home program, pleasant co-workers

    Cons

    - Antiquated marketing model (spam marketing)
    - Poor content quality control. Most of the writing is devoid of real value
    - Low pay
    - Staff feels tired and completely sapped of creativity and energy
    - Leadership is aware of issues but is totally unable to fix itself due to either incompetence or apathy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to regroup.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior SEO Strategist

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    Former Employee - SEO Strategist in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - SEO Strategist in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at FindLaw full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Great work life balance
    - Decent Benefits
    - Great Co-workers
    -Great career opportunities if you live in Eagan, but very few in the Sunnyvale office

    Cons

    - Does not adapt very well to changing competitive landscape
    - No subject matter experts in lead and upper management roles
    - Salary is low for the Bay Area
    - Company does not always back up strategists when clients are wrong

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire subject matter experts and promote high performers in lead and management roles to ensure that you can keep up with the competition

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    One of the best jobs one could ever have.

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Eagan, MN

    I worked at FindLaw full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The leadership at Thomson Reuters could be one in a million.

    Cons

    The market has been tough for Thomson, but should recover shortly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with what you are doing, it is awesome.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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