Morgan Lewis

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Morgan Lewis Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
64 Reviews
3.8
64 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)

  • Chance of making partner is next to nothing (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    ML Marketing Review

    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Morgan Lewis

    Pros

    Great management structure - always felt open to ask questions, but I wasn't over-managed. Good balance.

    Cons

    None really - sometimes had to work overtime, but it wasn't that often to be a real con.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Typical corporate environment, some great people, some not so much.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Payroll Accountant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Payroll Accountant in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Morgan Lewis full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They offer good salary and benefits and are generous with holidays, sick time and vacation time.

    Cons

    Constantly under pressure with deadline, since I was in accounting. Supervisors who were not familiar with the jobs we were doing and couldn't help and sometimes even gave incorrect answers to questions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have management rotate learning all the jobs in the department, so they are aware of what can be fixed and also can help out when someone is on vacation and there isn't another employee to fill in

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Initially a good experience, but as the organization has grown, the family feel and personal attention have faded.

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

    I have been working at Morgan Lewis (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Generally fair compensation as compared to other large firms, with a valiant attempt to provide other "perks". True commitment to pro bono work.

    Cons

    Clear lack of career advancement. The partner track has become non-existent. There is no collaboration between practices. It is very much a "every man/woman for him/herself" environment. Treatment of junior attorneys is poor so people are dangerously overworked with high turnover and there is little to no support for junior attorneys, who are fungible billable units.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start focusing on the junior attorneys in terms of training and support. Create a true path to partner for senior attorneys that is realistic (or a feasible and voluntary alternative path).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good place of it stays the same

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Lewis

    Pros

    Collegiality, good people, challenging, stable

    Cons

    No work life balance, tough hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great Oppurtunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Intern in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Morgan Lewis

    Pros

    Great Co-workers who are willing to help with anything from learning new tech or other conversations

    Cons

    Promotions are generally based upon seniority

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Lewis

    Pros

    Great company. Very nice people.

    Cons

    Not many. Hours are somewhat longer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Legal Secretary Business & Finance

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

    I worked at Morgan Lewis

    Pros

    A good stable firm, with professional development

    Cons

    Office Manager is micro-managing, but otherwise it is a great place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to strive to be a great firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Associate - 6th year

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    Current Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Challenging, sophisticated work. Nice pay, even considering the hours. Great health benefits.

    Cons

    Did not appear to be promising opportunities for partner when firm is pushing you to go in-house so you will refer work to them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    No long term prospects

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

    I have been working at Morgan Lewis full-time

    Pros

    Varied, challenging work for great clients

    Cons

    Chance of making partner is next to nothing. No business development training. Firm prefers to bring in lateral partners and push associates out, rather than invest in its current talent. The acquisition of Bingham is just the latest example. Culture is a hodgepodge and morale of mid and senior associates is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promoting and growing internally will do wonders for creating loyalty and ensuring consistent and upbeat culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Started out okay....

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patent Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Patent Staff in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Morgan Lewis full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Compensation was good, work/life balance good.

    Cons

    Very bad morale, miniscule bonuses, not enough organization at the supervisor level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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