Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin

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Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin Reviews

Updated June 9, 2014
Updated June 9, 2014
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  1.  

    Large professional company that does well by clients and employees.

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in New Suffolk, NY
    Former Employee - Paralegal in New Suffolk, NY

    I worked at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Growing company with room for advancement.

    Cons

    Communication can be disjointed at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to value effort.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Paralegal

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Paralegal in King of Prussia, PA

    I worked at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to gain experience for entry level employees. Not much recognition for the higher experienced senior paralegals.

    Cons

    Too much management made it difficult to know who you were to report to for issues, concerns, or simple requests.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline the hierarchy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work - if the McDonald's in your area is not looking.

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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you like working red-car blue car casualty cases or slip and fall it's awesome!

    Cons

    Requiring associates to bill anywhere from 200-235 hours per month. While people claim that this is what "big firms" do, none of the elite firms (which MD is not) in Pittsburgh require their associates to come anywhere near that amount of time. Plus, they still pay a lot higher than MD does. No work/life balance at all, taking time off is not advised. No upward progress - no bonuses (except for the 7 different levels of shareholders). They bleed you dry until you quit. Frankly, they bank on you not having many opportunities to go somewhere else based on their reputation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at why some partners have so much associate turn-over. Fool me once...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Loved working for the attorney I was hired to work for; moved to another dept. which has been a revolving door.

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loved what I was originally hired to do. All 3 attorneys were great to work with. Moved to another dept., then 3 weeks later let go for something office manager was covering in this dept.

    Cons

    If the office manager doesn't like you she will belittle you, and let you go for NO REASON....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GET RID OF OFFICE MANAGER!!!! She will have you fired without hesitation and blame you for something she may have done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    very good place to work as far as insurance defense work is concerned

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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    collegial work environment; ok pay

    Cons

    insurance defense work; slip and falls and motor vehicle accidents

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin full-time

    Pros

    all teams collaborate great together, management encourages out of the box thinking.

    Cons

    pay not competitive with the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To get top notch people to stay, you need to be competitive in their salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Large Firm with many locations. Great Firm as long as you stay away from the Roseland Office.

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Roseland, NJ
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Roseland, NJ

    I worked at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits including free health care to employees.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about their employees unless you fall into their social circle. Uneven and unfair work distribution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign! The office manager is disliked by most support staff and attorneys. She doesn't know what her staff's duties are and randomly distributes work. Some staff members do not have time to take a break while other staff members do not have the time to work. This all depends on who you are friends with not by your qualifications.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Big Firm With Big Potential

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney

    I have been working at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    1) Marshall prides itself on transparency. Senior management makes the associates feel like they are partners.
    2) Marshall supports associate marketing
    3) Marshall is a trial firm and some departments have plenty of opportunity for young lawyers
    4) Marshall provides unfettered contact with their clients by the associates. They trust that you will appreciate and not take advantage
    5) Financially stable. Layoffs unlikely.
    6) Senior managements recognizes the accomplishments of associates outside of billing
    7) Good working environment for a big firm

    Cons

    1) Like any big firm, the billing expectation can be off putting for those that cannot handle it
    2) Vacation time can be hard to come by
    3) Not a place for undedicated lawyers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Marshall has an open door policy. Therefore, advice to upper manager is a phone call away.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The staff and attorneys are very nice to work with.

    Cons

    Having to sign in and out during the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice to management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great Support

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Clerk in Cherry Hill, NJ

    I have been working at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Huge firm, plenty of resources.

    Cons

    Little room for growth of support staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand the responsibilities of your support staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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