K&L Gates LLP Reviews

Updated September 4, 2015
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Peter J. Kalis
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Pros
  • Good people in office leadership (in 5 reviews)

  • During K&L Gates tour I was not literally shot at (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • I will never recommend anyone to work at K&L Gates (in 3 reviews)

  • The firm doesn't present a strong front in caring about support staff (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Business Development Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work, good culture, good people.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape and approval processes to get through.

    Advice to Management

    Managers in departments that have high turnover are unhealthy and do not address the problem - bad management.


  2. trouble in paradise

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at K&L Gates LLP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible schedule, great co-workers, 6 weeks vacation

    Cons

    benefits, pay, overtime, cfo, cio, attitudes

    Advice to Management

    you should have never taken on australia. it caused me and many other people to lose a job. someone should have looked at the big picture.


  3. Executive Assistant

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Medford, OR
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Medford, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at K&L Gates LLP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment, great people to work with, team effort in word place, great work life balance

    Cons

    Yearly bonuses were taken away

    Advice to Management

    Keep thinking of your employees and treating them well


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    Staff appreciation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at K&L Gates LLP full-time

    Pros

    The people are genuinely nice and easy to work with

    Cons

    Haven't gotten a raise in over 2 years. Employee morale is low.

    Advice to Management

    Show every member of your staff some appreciation. Everyone works hard to make K&L a reputable law firm.


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    Help Center

    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst Help Desk Analyst
    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst Help Desk Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at K&L Gates LLP (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Location is cool since it's downtown

    Cons

    Management plays favorites. Leads to quality people leaving


  7. Operator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at K&L Gates LLP full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great team work, nice atmosphere

    Cons

    Some management should be more humble to themselves and to other employees

    Advice to Management

    Try to treat people better and be nicer to them. You will get better work out.


  8. Great Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    Great environment, work-life balance, and embraced individual strengths.

    Cons

    Professional development was not provided internally.


  9. average experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at K&L Gates LLP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Their technical ambition and willingness to push the firm toward a modern amd sustainable IT business is parmount to this firms future sucesses. They have some solid people here working to make that happen.

    Cons

    Some of the leadership within IT is somewhat junior in managing people. Many of the good people mentioned above are leaving or have already left.

    Advice to Management

    Find out why people want to leave and try to keep them.


  10. Culture needs to change

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at K&L Gates LLP (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of really talented legal minds working at this firm; some of whom are also great mentors and managers, who truly believe in encouraging an environment where staff are rewarded and appreciated.

    Cons

    The managers who really are good at employee engagement and mentoring, often have their hands bound by a business model that focuses primarily on budgets and financials, rather than talent retention and positive workplace culture. Non professional staff suffer most from this, as they are often treated as resources instead of people and reallocated without a lot of input from them. There is a sense of disenfranchise amongst a lot of staff members, who feel that budgets are being favoured over most other areas of performance, with morale seeming to drop quite low.


  11. Legal Clerk

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice welcoming atmosphere. Learned a lot of new.

    Cons

    Bad work-life balance. Long hours



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