Nixon Peabody
3.5 of 5 17 reviews
www.nixonpeabody.com Rochester, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 8, 2014

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Andrew I. Glincher

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Legal Secretary/Assistant (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsGreat 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Discouraging

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosfair pay, very good benefits

    ConsTerrible management. Dishonest, constant contradictions regarding responsibilities and expectations. They don't know how to manage or appreciate introverts.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou wouldn't listen anyway.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent people who seem frustrated with their lives.

    Attorney, 5th-Year (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

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

    ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementIncrease transparency, opportunity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work!

    Staffer (Current Employee)

    ProsNice atmosphere and great benefits. People are very friendly.

    ConsThere are no complaints so far.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsVery 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.

    ConsWork / 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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Albany, NY

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

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

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    ProsGood benefits and good people

    ConsCan be long hours at times

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Legal Secretary (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

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

    ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementCorporate 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.

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    With new management brought in 3 years ago, the firm turned down a very negative avenue in its treatment of employees.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe firm has decent benefits and allows employees to use paid time off when necessary. The firm usually works with people to create a work schedule to accomodate life issues outside of the workplace.

    ConsPoor treatment of employees by upper level management and HR at all levels. The firm has the people to be great but it has allowed a select few to make all decisions at all levels, even when they have no background, knowledge or experience in this area. Salaries have been scaled back to a level that will eventually become a hindrance to hiring once the economy picks up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe firm would benefit by returning as a "best place to work" which will slow down attrition and may even bring back some of its best employees. Under prior management (more than 4 years ago), the firm valued its strongest employees at all levels and rewarded people accordingly. Bonuses have essentially disappeared unless you are protected by someone in upper management. HR needs to be overhauled to have it become the refuge that it should be for employees rather than the gestapo.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I thought it was a pretty good place to work.

    Graphic Designer (Former Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    ProsWork 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.

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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