LeClair Ryan Reviews

Updated June 9, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Legal Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Richmond, VA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, salary, type of work, benefits, and location

    Cons

    There is absolutely no communication.
    New hire orientation was lacking.


  2. LeClair view

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LeClair Ryan full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    widespread fairly diverse group with a broad range of experience

    Cons

    inconsistent management approach lack of knowledge of local markets and lack of incentives to build teams internally


  3. Okay - room for improvement

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LeClair Ryan full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    decent flexibility in hours for staff, nice people to work with

    Cons

    too top heavy on management, minimal raises


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Up and down

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LeClair Ryan full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I've worked with some really great people most of whom have left. Work flexibility. Some work/life balance.

    Cons

    Great place to work initially but each year it changes. The atmosphere/mentality is get bigger or die. It used to be a place you wanted to work but now feels like mgmt doesn't care No raises in 3 years. Ever changing policies. No clear communication.

    Advice to Management

    Show your employees you value them.


  6. Helpful (1)

    A bunch of hypicrites. HR sucks. String you along and then drop you. Attorney's think they own you. Avoid this place.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Newark, NJ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are No pros to discuss

    Cons

    Too many con's to list

    Advice to Management

    Get new management for better experience


  7. Helpful (1)

    Overworked, Under Paid, Under Appreciated

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    I have been working at LeClair Ryan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    None. You must enter at least five words for pros.

    Cons

    The salaries are 40% below market from top to bottom. Firm management can be quoted for saying your salary is not a direct correlation with merit. They do not even pretend to value work life balance.

    You cannot pay small firm salaries and expect big firm hours.


  8. Wonderful. I only left because my position ended after budget cuts.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lateral Growth Coordinator in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Lateral Growth Coordinator in Richmond, VA

    I worked at LeClair Ryan full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This larger, expanding law firm headquartered in Richmond, VA is a wonderful place to start your career in any department.

    Cons

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  9. Helpful (2)

    OK Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LeClair Ryan

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, easygoing/fairly relaxed for a corporate environment. Executive leadership - very down to Earth (see Cons for middle management review).

    Cons

    Extreme nepotism! Pay does not match the workload. Although Executive leadership is nice, middle management seems to have a chip on shoulder; that's probably due to the extreme nepotism in this place. They are likely getting passed over for advancement opportunities as well.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize all employees' efforts, work harder to boost morale.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Bottom line over employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I worked at LeClair Ryan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company places emphasis on teamwork. Various practice groups. Reimbursement for college education was a plus.

    Cons

    Bottom line over employees. Some of the upper management could use some serious people skills - not always friendly (people I saw everyday would pass by without speaking even when spoken to). Otherwise, don't really have too much to say about the company other than I would not want to work there again.

    Advice to Management

    Work on your people skills and show your appreciation for your administrative staff on occasions other than Administrative Staff Appreciation Week.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Room for improvement but full of good people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LeClair Ryan full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Diverse groups of practice nationwide

    Cons

    Management and leadership has room for improvement. Lack of clear direction and firm goals. Disjointed - its a bunch of smaller firms using the same letterhead.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership needs to focus on firm infrastructure (i.e. invest in staff, new technology, collaborative training and cross training). As it is, the firm is losing talent to better firms that offer more.



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