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Nixon Peabody Reviews

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
18 Reviews

3.5
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    Everyone has been very helpful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    everyone has been very helpful

    Cons

    sometimes the secretaries can e a little much

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Litigation Assistant/Legal Secretary

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary/Assistant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary/Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere. Genuinely supportive management, established procedures for reviews, guidance and moving forward. Opportunities for leadership roles and taking on additional responsibilities. Excellent salaries and benefits. Fairly sincere open-door policy.

    Cons

    I joined with a team from a bankrupt law firm and the established office took a while to warm to us incomers. Our West Coast approach butted heads with the East Coast establishment. We warmed up to one another shortly, though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find the strengths of your best employees and really give them stuff they can sink their teeth into.

    Recommends
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  3.  

    Decent people who seem frustrated with their lives.

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    Former Employee - Attorney, 5th-Year  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Attorney, 5th-Year in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    The people are decent and hardworking, and there is a generally collegial atmosphere. There is an outward emphasis on promoting diversity.

    Cons

    There is a lack of transparency and information being passed from back East is often filtered before people know what's happening. People work too hard for sub-market pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase transparency, opportunity.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Staffer
    Current Employee - Staffer

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere and great benefits. People are very friendly.

    Cons

    There are no complaints so far.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Associate

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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    Pros

    Very high quality work. You usually get more responsibility than peer firms earlier in your career. Decent work / life balance compared to some firms. No tolerance for jerks. Generally, there is a good atmosphere that is collegial. Partnership prospects are pretty good.

    Cons

    Work / life balance is better for some than others. Compensation could be better. There is some bitterness among associates regarding compensation, especially mid-level and senior associates. While the experience and mentoring is good, I think it's not enough to keep associates from going to greener pastures because compensation is below market.

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    Poor Management in Albany Office

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY

    Pros

    decent benefits/perks, nice downtown location, and most attorneys are nice

    Cons

    pay and bonus could be better for attorneys and non attorneys. 5 yrs ago change in Office Administrator, office politics is at an extreme high. Trust no one and document who you spoke to and what you said to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees with a good work history should get the benefit of the doubt over office gossip and favoritism.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    Pros

    Good benefits and good people

    Cons

    Can be long hours at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Co-workers were great, office was great, NO professional growth or advancement. Once a secretary, always secretary...

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Great people in the Chicago office. Firm-wide support services are friendly and fun to work with. Good work life balance and great green initiative.

    Cons

    No room for advancement or department changes. Regardless how many times you speak with human resources, are a competent and good employee, and not to mention graduate level education...they would not provide me an opportunity to move forward with my career there. Also, no real over arching dedicaiton to philanthropy. Somehow this always made the budget cut for the Chicago office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate Social Responsibility means Green (environment) initiative, AS WELL as Philanthropy (social) initiative. Better communication between senior managment and staff. Chicago office feels more like a travel hub than part of the Nixon Peabody family.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I thought it was a pretty good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer  in  Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Rochester, NY

    Pros

    Work surroundings. People. Benefits. Praise. Respect. The Marketing people are great. There are some great people there, which is rare in a city full of miserable people.

    Cons

    Law firm. Lawyers. They do live up to the stereotype. Demanding. The Marketing people are great though. They all work to much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should value employees life away from work more. People work too much there. But they respected my need not to.

    Recommends
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  11.  

    Better than most

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Good work environment overall, management is open to initiatives and new ideas and will give some latitude as long as there is a realistic upside.

    Cons

    It's a big firm. It has chased the latest trends and overpayed lateral partners. Serious turnover around the margins (i.e. in the San Francisco office), although this has stabilized recently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a that's all.

    Recommends
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