Jackson Lewis Reviews

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
7 Reviews

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7 Reviews
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Jackson Lewis Managing Partner Patrick L. Vaccaro
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  1.  

    Amazing

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    Former Employee - Associate  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

    I worked at Jackson Lewis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Every attorney understands the importance of a work-life balance. Although a high quality of work is required, the firm leadership values family and personal health and wants everyone to succeed

    Cons

    There are not very many cons. The only one I can think of is it is hard to make partner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Just Okay

    Current Employee - Staff
    Current Employee - Staff

    I have been working at Jackson Lewis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Most people are polite and seem genuinely nice. It's always busy, which makes the days go by fast and gives a certain sense of job security. The salary is good.

    Cons

    Operates like a bunch of small, separate firms. Technology is outdated. Managers are not trained. Departments are understaffed. Communications are old-fashioned (the occasional formal memo from the chairman). No training or on-boarding process. Unless you've worked there for a long time, you don't know who to contact if you have a question about accounting, human resources, etc. Benefits package is below average. Lacks leadership and vision. Things are done this way, "because we've always done it that way." Needs an overhaul and fresh perspectives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some money on technology and admin departments. Follow your own advice and start giving employees regular training, goals, and performance reviews. Open up communications and make people feel like they are all part of the business. Hire some true leaders. Where is the vision?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Best firm I ever worked for

    Current Employee - Litigation Paralegal  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Litigation Paralegal in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Jackson Lewis full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It's a very family and pro employee company to work for. It has competitive salaries and offices all over the country. Great work atmosphere. Hope to retire from here.

    Cons

    In my opinion, there are none. Any time there is an issue, it is quickly taken care of. It's a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. It works !!

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jackson Lewis

    Pros

    Gain great experience that will enhance resume and career track

    Cons

    A lot of old-timers who never did anything after high school and for the most part are still in high school. Extremely click and the management has a bit of nepotism. The people who have been there for 20+ years will say anything about the newer people and management actually takes sides.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture is very sophomoric and really needs a face lift. The management also needs more instruction in office and workplace management especially since that is what they "specialize" in

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jackson Lewis full-time

    Pros

    Very nice employees. Kind, considerate, helpful, knowledgable.

    Cons

    They hire from the inside. Outsiders have no chance.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not where you want to spend your career

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    Former Employee - Intake Coordinator  in  White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Intake Coordinator in White Plains, NY

    I worked at Jackson Lewis as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff, nice office location, and okay office culture. Hiring younger employees.

    Cons

    Unfocused management in Accounting Department. Lack of quality training, felt like I was, to an extent, wasting away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a plan and stick to it. Constantly changing goals and future plans make for a very unfocused vision for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Smart people, but with a lack of general respect

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    Former Employee - Assistant  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Assistant in Denver, CO

    I worked at Jackson Lewis

    Pros

    Time off is not an issue, and the company is very willing to work with your schedule. Many, many intelligent and dedicated people work here. Groups of people are close, and there are often several people enjoying a happy hour after work. The people are very resourceful, and have developed several unique solutions to otherwise orthodox problems.

    Cons

    The atmosphere is very cliquish, often there are internal power struggles between coworkers on opposing sides/departments. At times the environment is very bitter and feels like a highschool/sorority with most of the staff gossiping about the others. It almost always gets back to the individuals being discussed. There is an overall attitude to treat non-attorneys as a lower class, and the attorney's mistakes are hidden/protected. Elitism is strongly at play, and there is little opportunity for growth for non-attorneys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It wouldn't matter, because this is really the problem. The people who could make positive change are not concerned with doing it.

    Doesn't Recommend

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