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  1. Reporter

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    Current Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Reporter in New York, NY

    I have been working at Law360 full-time

    Pros

    Steep learning curve, but laid back once you've gotten the basics mastered. Nice people, good hours and benefits.

    Cons

    Stories can get repetitive, depending on who your editor is, assignment-quality can vary.


  2. Reporter

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    Current Employee - Reporter
    Current Employee - Reporter

    I have been working at Law360

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Reporters and editors here are smart and driven. You're covering some of the most interesting legal issues of the day, and lawyers really love the publication. Benefits are great.

    Cons

    It's a grind to meet daily story requirements and some people burn out. What others have said about stories getting a little formulaic is fair.


  3. Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Reporter in New York, NY

    I have been working at Law360

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, regular hours, decent pay, fun coworkers.

    Cons

    Stories are somewhat formulaic, not much creativity involved


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Can't beat the benefits, but journalists might get bored

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    Current Employee - News Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - News Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Law360 full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits - free healthcare, 16 days vacation from the get-go, working from home is allowed. Great way to get your foot in the door as a journalist. They hire mostly based on aptitude. Company is doing well and always growing.

    Cons

    The entire publication is behind a pay wall - it is recognizable within the journalism industry, but not to the general public. Writing is very formulaic and deadlines are demanding. All reporters write 4 stories per day. Not much time to delve into interesting subjects. Culture is very subdued and quiet.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Overworked.

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

    I worked at Law360 full-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay (by journalism standards) and good benefits (vision & dental insurance, matching 401k). You'll get to cover a broad range of materials, which will make you more marketable for your next job. HQ is located in a cool part of Manhattan (Union Square). You'll also get one week off between Christmas and New Year's Day, which is nice because -- believe me -- you'll have earned every bit of that time off.

    Cons

    Quotas, quotas and more quotas. General assignment reporters are expected to write four stories a day. The material assigned often is quite dense (ERISA, anyone?) and you'll be expected to churn out stories on subjects that you know little-to-nothing about. When you make mistakes (I guarantee you'll make some), lawyers are quick to point them out to your supervisors, which adds more stress to an already stressful job. Management, although professional, seem to view their employees as robots rather than living, breathing journalists.

    Advice to Management

    Relax the quota system. Assign beats. Stop belittling employee input.


  7. Helpful (1)

    No Downtime

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Law360 full-time

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits
    Hours
    Get most federal holidays
    Can work from home as needed

    Cons

    The deadlines are strict and the material is dense, so you essentially have no downtime, and don't have enough time to take a lunch break.

    If you are a social person, people in the office rarely speak to each other, so that is an adjustment for most, who like to know and interact with their co-workers.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more feedback to reporters--it will boost morale


  8. Good pay, good environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Reporter in New York, NY

    I have been working at Law360 full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is good, weekends and all federal holidays off, holiday vacation, holiday party with open bar and bonuses. Office environment is chill, colleagues are smart and fun. Cool to work for a news organization that's actually growing. The most normally-scheduled job you'll probably ever get as a reporter.

    Cons

    Stressful, can get monotonous over time.

    Advice to Management

    Work more on contructive employee feedback, positive and negative.


  9. Great benefits/salary but job can get repetitive

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    Current Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Reporter in New York, NY

    I have been working at Law360

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Very good salary/benefits
    - About 3 weeks PTO plus week b/w Christmas and New Year's, plus every federal holiday
    - Fairly extensive training
    - Nice coworkers
    - Free Friday lunches, snacks
    - Great location
    - Good hours
    - A publication that's actually expanding
    - Can work from home occasionally

    Cons

    - The job can get repetitive
    - Can be hard to gauge how you're doing - not always enough feedback
    - Very little downtime (that's usually a good thing, but can be stressful)


  10. OK

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Law360

    Pros

    -nice people
    -decent benefits package (about 4 weeks off a year including week between Xmas and New Years)

    Cons

    -weak training
    -little promotion potential
    -no beats, so stories often reinvent wheel

    Advice to Management

    -assign beats
    -communicate more frequently and effectively on changes
    -offer employee input
    -don't belittle employee input



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