Fried Frank Harris Reviews

Updated February 8, 2015
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  1. Typical Biglaw

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Fried Frank Harris full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary, resources, prestige, intelligent colleagues

    Cons

    Hours, poor associate morale, almost no one makes partner

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Paralegal

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Paralegal in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Corporate Paralegal in New York, NY

    I have been working at Fried Frank Harris full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice Perks, Decent Salary, Lots of freedom

    Cons

    Very High expectations, zero management structure, cafeteria is horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to properly treat your employees, no oversight and poor doling out of assignments is not good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. One of my worst work experiences

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    Former Employee - Marketing and Business Development
    Former Employee - Marketing and Business Development

    I worked at Fried Frank Harris full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, decent benefits (not great)

    Cons

    This was, unfortunately, one of the worst work experiences I've ever had. My department was managed incredibly poorly. The turn-over rate in this department is staggering. Staff at the specialist / coordinator / assistant level are regularly spoken to in a rude and condescending manner, and are expected to do whatever task is given to them, without question (generally tasks that are not part of the job they were hired to do).
    There are some incredibly hard-working and talented people in this department, and they are leaving in droves. It's unfortunate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Top Notch Law Firm

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Clerk in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Legal Clerk in New York, NY

    I have been working at Fried Frank Harris full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Top 100 Law Firm in the US

    Cons

    Very competitive and able to work weekends.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Difficult partners, poor management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fried Frank Harris

    Pros

    Decent pay and friendly team

    Cons

    rude management and long hours

  7. Good traning, but very long hours

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fried Frank Harris

    Pros

    Sophisticated work and smart people

    Cons

    Sweat shop mentality... Partnership is not likely

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sop following and start leading

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Standard New York BigLaw Shop

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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in New York, NY

    I worked at Fried Frank Harris full-time

    Pros

    Great compensation; sophisticated matters; generally friendly associates; some great partners.

    Cons

    On a down swing; low morale; all the problems one deals with at a BigLaw firm, such as terrible work-life balance, lots of fire drills, 24/7 availability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication with associates about the future of the Firm; don't nickle and dime on amenities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Administrative employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fried Frank Harris

    Pros

    Good technology;Competitive pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between employees and senior management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Average

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legal Clerk in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Legal Clerk in New York, NY

    I worked at Fried Frank Harris full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    No help from other departments

    Cons

    Long hours and no help to compete work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More Assigments

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. you find many people there who work there for more than 20 years need I say more about the place

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    Former Employee - Clerk in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Clerk in New York, NY

    I worked at Fried Frank Harris full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    found it to be a friendly place to work, felt like you are at the top of yiour game

    Cons

    I never had a bad experience with it

    Recommends

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