Foley & Lardner Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
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Pros
  • It offered a good work life balance for those seeking to juggle multiple commitments (in 4 reviews)

  • Amazing boss, great benefits and good atmosphere (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Low morale within the firm due to the many layoffs (in 3 reviews)

  • Salaries for non-attorneys does not match the work load (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Analyst

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Foley & Lardner full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, they are good to non-attorney staff!

    Cons

    Most of the exciting work is outsourced. Parking!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  2. Associate in Washington DC

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Foley & Lardner full-time

    Pros

    Hours requirements were reasonable compared to other law firms. Strong practices in litigation and intellectual property.

    Cons

    Does not have the best name recognition in the Washington, DC area, especially outside the intellectual property practice.


  3. Paralegal Thoughts

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waldorf, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waldorf, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Foley & Lardner (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging projects for attorneys who are willing to share assignments.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Firm sees you only as your present employment position.


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  5. Watch out for this firm

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Foley & Lardner full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Foley Human Resources works well, largest firm in Milwaukee. This is a good firm to get experience.

    Cons

    Firm is going through a total restructuring. Shareholders in some departments are not good rain makers.

    Advice to Management

    Firm needs to identify it core strengths and concentrate on those areas. Firm needs to recognize and provide proper training to help employees grow.


  6. Admin

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Foley & Lardner (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, great benefits

    Cons

    No bonus, really should think of adding a bonus structure


  7. Dysfunctional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamtramck, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamtramck, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Foley & Lardner (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of booze during and after work hours.

    Cons

    Favoritism runs amok. Maximum segregation between the god attorneys and pee-on staff.

    Advice to Management

    Apply same rules to everyone.


  8. foley

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    Current Employee - Litigator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Litigator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Foley & Lardner full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a good place with good people who actually care about their employees and colleagues as human beings too

    Cons

    As an attorney, the only skill that matters to your career advancement is business development. Skill as a lawyer is irrelevant, and there is no place for great attorneys who are not rainmakers

    Advice to Management

    Management keeps saying they don't want Foley to be an "up or out" place, but that's what it is. So either figure out another alternative or stop making false assurances to your associates


  9. Helpful (3)

    Legal Professional

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    Current Employee - Confidential in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Confidential in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Foley & Lardner full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Donations to charity perks, sports tickets, holiday party, generous PTO

    Cons

    Review process, salary, potential for promotions


  10. Helpful (1)

    Excellent

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Madison, WI
    Recommends

    I worked at Foley & Lardner full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work; staff are treated very well and there is a collegial culture.

    Cons

    Could do better in the benefits and pay department


  11. Helpful (2)

    accounts receivable senior

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Foley & Lardner full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great perks vacation time and support staff is nice

    Cons

    get older and they get rid of you

    Advice to Management

    listen to staff



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