Morgan Lewis

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Morgan Lewis Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
54 Reviews
4.0
54 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very friendly staff, and they promote within (in 3 reviews)

  • Good benefits and nice staff to work with (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Morgan was made up of two different debunked law firms and after 1o years, it still seems divided (in 3 reviews)

  • the walls between legal and nonlegal staff are hard to cross (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Lewis

    Pros

    Good people, work balance is managable

    Cons

    Cheap salary, not a lot of work

  2.  

    Great place to learn, get paid, and launch your career

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

    I have been working at Morgan Lewis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people are wonderful, and make the place what it is. They are almost uniformly excellent practitioners, and for the most part, genuinely good colleagues. The pay is also market rate, or better, for BigLaw, which is nice. You can work reasonable hours, for BigLaw, that is, but the "reward" for good work is more work, so expect to bill 2200 if you've impressed the right people. The quality of thought, significance of the deal or dispute, caliber of peers and opposing counsel, and general complexity of and challenges posed by the work are top tier, as you would expect from an AmLaw 20 firm. Great place to learn, get paid, and LAUNCH your career.

    Cons

    Good luck making partner! There does not seem to be any emphasis of actually grooming and developing the next generation of partners from the ranks of current associates. The firm seems content to buy books of business by lateral partner moves. Very little in the way of formal mentoring, or business development education. Originations seem to be the ticket to higher office, but that topic gets little if any emphasis even for more senior associates, although the expectations remains.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA

    I have been working at Morgan Lewis full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fair compensation, good benefits, friendly atmosphere. For the most part, most practice groups and administrative areas are welcoming. There are a few areas known to have divides between attorneys/supervisors and staff, but they are in the minority.

    Cons

    Not many cons. Recently; however, there have been a lot of title changes and it has gotten to be somewhat of a joke as some of those with fancy titles now have no one that reports to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New management should take the time to learn from those before them and not try to change things for the sake of change, but to look at what works for the Firm. I can't provide an opinion on our new Chair as her term has not really started.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Morgan Lewis

    Pros

    Great place to work. Competitive salary.

    Cons

    There are not any negatives to working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

  6.  

    Great work environment, talented colleagues, a firm that truly cares.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Professional  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Administrative Professional in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Morgan Lewis full-time

    Pros

    * Great work environment, team oriented, and employs individuals who truly care about one another both within and outside the work environment. Everyone is part of the Morgan Lewis family in a real sense.
    * Progressive firm that stays on top of the market and implements change when warranted but also values tradition and everything and everyone who helped them become a leading law firm.
    * Excellent compensation and benefits packages.

    Cons

    * There truly aren't any negatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Keep doing what you are doing. The inclusiveness and transparency you share with all of your employees is the reason why you maintain your status as a leading law firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Secret Shoppers  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Secret Shoppers in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    We pay well and also we offer benefit also

    Cons

    Promotion,benefits.We offer very attractive salary and benefit in our Company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work Harder

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Mid-size law firm in Boston

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Morgan Lewis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and nice staff to work with.

    Cons

    Micro-managing office manager makes it difficult to work independently. Small office so staff have to cover reception desk on a weekly basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro-management and let your employees enjoy their work atmosphere.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Morgan Lewis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working with good people who truly care about what they do.

    Cons

    At times things can get stressful, but I'm sure the same can be said for any company.

    Recommends
  10.  

    I'm lucky to work here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Professional  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Administrative Professional in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Morgan Lewis full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, employee perks and bonuses, friendly environment

    Cons

    I have no complaints about Morgan Lewis.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Very Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Paralegal  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Morgan Lewis full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very good team environment
    Great learning experience
    Friendly staff

    Cons

    Not a lot of personal growth
    Pay is not very good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff and take what they say into consideration.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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