Nixon Peabody

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Nixon Peabody Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
26 Reviews
3.6
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    Non Legal professional

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    Former Employee - Professional Specialist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Professional Specialist in Washington, DC

    I worked at Nixon Peabody full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Very good benefits

    Cons

    Xxxxyyyy listen to complaints and do not ignore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respond to complaints

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good when its good, and BAD when its bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nixon Peabody full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great secretaries there for the most part, helpful, team effort type environment. Raises and bonuses were ok.

    Cons

    Secretive management, no sense of loyalty to staff at all unless you've been with them for 15 years and are in with your partner. Otherwise you're on the chopping block list. Favoritism there towards certain people. Some people get away with murder while the others pick up the slack.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some sense of loyalty to your employees. Especially the ones that showed up every day and worked hard for you. Some sense of what's coming down the pike before it hits you in the head would be great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Perks-Bad politics

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    Former Employee - Legal Support Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Legal Support Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Nixon Peabody full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Perks- food, gym memberships, babysitting

    Cons

    Bad politics, a lot of favoritism, fair share of work/play atmosphere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to apply too much. You cant get work done and cover reception for a Global Firm.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Technically challenging but wonderful people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nixon Peabody

    Pros

    Technically challenging, wide range of experience, professional atmosphere, nice people, good raises and bonuses if you work hard and meet the billable hour requirements

    Cons

    Long hours, must be available to go anywhere at anytime with very little notice, pressure to meet billable hour requirement, high stress job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great colleagues and sophisticated work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nixon Peabody full-time

    Pros

    Highest level work in the market; great learning environment.

    Cons

    Difficult to meet both billable hour and business development expectations. Used to be paid top of the local market but have dropped in line with local (less sophisticated) firms.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A positive experience.

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

    I worked at Nixon Peabody full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Compensation and perks are very good.

    Cons

    Management changes and decrease in communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Humane "Big Law" Firm

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

    I have been working at Nixon Peabody full-time

    Pros

    The people and atmosphere generally are very friendly. People respect each other and each other's time outside of work. Associates get a lot of great experience early on in their careers. Mentorship is strong. And, the SF office itself is a beautiful place to work.

    Cons

    Like many big law firms, the company is struggling to adapt to a changing legal market. Transitions to lower-cost programs could be handled much better. Many associates complain about sub-market pay starting at the 4th year. And, the hours can be grueling, although this is due more to the nature of corporate legal work generally than the company's own practices.

  9.  

    Professional atmosphere, nice people to work with

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nixon Peabody full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, does not seem like a "typical" cut-throat law firm. Most people are very friendly and easy to get along with. It is fast-paced, but not TOO fast . . .

    Cons

    Getting a bit more of a corporate feel, but that is to be expected given its size and the state of the economy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's important to cut costs, but keep employee benefits at a level higher than the rest of the market in order to keep the best and brightest!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Everyone has been very helpful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nixon Peabody

    Pros

    everyone has been very helpful

    Cons

    sometimes the secretaries can e a little much

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    I worked at Nixon Peabody full-time (more than an year)

    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
    No opinion of CEO

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