Fox Rothschild

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Fox Rothschild Reviews

Updated December 24, 2014
Updated December 24, 2014
13 Reviews
2.3
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Clerk

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fox Rothschild

    Pros

    Great job for someone wanting to get to know the legal industry better.

    Cons

    Only down side is pay as a clerk, but that should be expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you have a job already don't go to Fox Rothschild

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Phila, PA

    I have been working at Fox Rothschild

    Pros

    Good Center City Phila. location; financially sound employer

    Cons

    Low performance culture; it's who you know not what you know or do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Firm Chairman - pay more attention to what's going on; admit that you need better top managers and go out and get them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It could be a better place to work

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    Current Employee - Staff in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Staff in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Fox Rothschild full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice co-workers; good amount of time off.

    Cons

    Head of staff department into own personal goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of strong political biased upper staff management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not great for professional staff.

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    Former Employee - Professional Staff in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Professional Staff in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Fox Rothschild full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation is commensurate with market rates, and they offer adequate benefits with a generous amount of time off per year. Projects were stimulating and professional development is promoted and encouraged.

    Cons

    Inter-departmental politics were a nightmare. Managers and directors are extremely protective of their domains such that completing even the smallest projects took many months and sometimes years. Management also seemed to value rules and process much more than quality work product which became extremely discouraging and somewhat oppressive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your professional staff as professionals. Allow them a modicum of flexibility when it comes to work hours and telecommuting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    As big firms go, about as good as you can expect

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    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Fox Rothschild full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall, the firm is very picky about its hires which means if you get hired you will probably work for good people who are good lawyers too. The firm has a diversified client base rather than relying on a lot of work from a handful of clients (bodes well for long-term future). High partner to associate ratio: making partner is realistic. Very good at providing marketing support to its associates.... legitimately wants its associates to learn to drum up business and ascend to partner.

    Cons

    Even though upper management pushes the "no jerk" rule, in a firm of 550-600 lawyers there are bound to be exceptions. If you do a lot of work for (or merely have an office in the vicinity of) the "exceptions," you will be miserable despite the fact that this is a very good firm. High partner to associate ratio: the downside of this is that there are a lot of people who can give you work, some of whom are less than sympathetic to the fact that other partners have already given you a lot of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Other big firms do a better job of monitoring the amount of work given to associates and paralegals. Given the high partner to associate ratio, Fox should probably adopt the model in which work cannot be assigned to an associate unless arranged through his supervising attorney. Salaries are also inequitable. Mid-levels in Denver are paid less than all first-years in every other office in the country. If Philly can address these issues, the firm will lose fewer high potential associates and paralegals to other firms... which is unfortunate because the firm has a lot to offer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Too many negatives to list!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fox Rothschild

    Pros

    There could have been some Pros to list few years back but not much now. Compensation isn't that bad but not great. Good amount of training is offered.

    Cons

    Benefits are extremely costly! There isn't a friendly environment, morale is horrible. My experience and have been told of the experience of others that the attorneys we work for (not all but most) do not treat us well and not understanding of situations. Upon review time, they can say whatever they want and will be believed by management, regardless of the fact that they're wrong, which affects our raise. Basically, what they say goes, your opinion doesn't matter. Time off was reduced /taken away for employees who have been with the firm 10 yrs or less, yet the employes who have been with the firm longer kept their generous paid time off. That did not go over well but nothing changed.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Interesting experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fox Rothschild full-time

    Pros

    Some of the attorneys and staff were good people to work with.

    Cons

    Not much support for working out employee issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Large Firm with lots of mini Philly-based offices

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    Current Employee - Attorney
    Current Employee - Attorney

    I have been working at Fox Rothschild full-time

    Pros

    Large firm resources, smaller offices, decent office culture. Work hours are standard for large firm but probably not as overwhelming as large comparable NY firms.

    Cons

    Lots of office politics, very centered around Philadelphia and the Philly office. Everything runs in, around and through Philly. Most offices try to distance themselves from Philly office culture, but really are just smaller versions. Associate pay is far below market in every single market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Network Administrator in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Network Administrator in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Fox Rothschild full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very Friendly environment with good working space and give you the opportunity to wear as many hats as you can in the IS department, and Everyone respects each and others space

    Cons

    You don't really get any reward for busting your hump working you can be completely overqualified for a promotion and they will give it to a contractor or someone else

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fox Rothschild, LLP - Philadelphia

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Fox Rothschild full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people on the staff side, Finance, Marketing, HR, were terrific. People treat one another with respect, and listen to what you have to say.

    Cons

    The attorneys and partners weren't quite so respectful, have an arrogance like I've never seen before. It's almost unbelieveable -- even young attorneys just coming into the practice fresh out of law school have this arrogance and 'you will do everything I ask attitude' or you'll be fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tone it down some, everyone deserves a little respect ...it's all anyone really wants while working in a 'supposed' professional environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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