Nixon Peabody Reviews

Updated March 12, 2015
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  1. An Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nixon Peabody

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good Benefits ok company to work for

    Cons

    Management......does not want to hear your voice

    Advice to Management

    None

  2. It was a such rewarding experience working with the individuals in this form.

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    Former Employee - Patent Support Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Patent Support Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Nixon Peabody

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone, including the attorneys were nice, the other employees were nice also. The office was clean and comfortable.

    Cons

    To ensure that the work was done.

  3. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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  5. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Very good benefits

    Cons

    Xxxxyyyy listen to complaints and do not ignore.

    Advice to Management

    Respond to complaints

  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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  7. Technically challenging but wonderful people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nixon Peabody

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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

  8. Helpful (1)

    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good Perks- food, gym memberships, babysitting

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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

  9. A positive experience.

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation and perks are very good.

    Cons

    Management changes and decrease in communication.

  10. 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.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Don't believe a word

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    Former Employee - Support Staff
    Former Employee - Support Staff

    I worked at Nixon Peabody full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    pretty good pay, very good time off policy

    Cons

    Initially I was happy about getting a job there, but that happiness was very short-lived. I soon found out it has a dark side and is a miserable place to work.

    I’ve heard some assignments are okay – maybe even good – to work for, while others are horrid. Mine were the latter. Dishonest backstabbers – Near constant attacks on my character, accused of things that weren’t true. Micromanagers – even after I had proven I could perform my tasks correctly, they insisted on telling me every step from A to Z, even when time was short. Hypocrites – you go to them but they don’t communicate their deadlines and frequently blindside you, then accuse you of not communicating. Hypercritical – they were on a mission to criticize everything I did and belittle everything I did well. Even when they couldn’t find anything negative to say about me, that was no problem! They just made something up.

    Management was lousy too. Constant contradictions regarding responsibilities and expectations. My job description changed on a daily basis. As if that wasn’t confusing enough, instead of simply asking me to do something different, they reprimanded me for doing what I was supposed to do a day or two before.

    If you’re considering taking a job there I can’t stress enough how important it is to ask why their previous secretary left, and don’t take something vague like “It wasn’t what she expected” for an answer. Dig deeper. But don’t stop there! Ask how long she lasted. Then ask the same questions about the one before that, and the one before that, and the one before that. 10 minutes later, after you’ve come to realize that no one could stand to work for them for more than a couple months, you might want to reconsider. To top it off, they sit around all day whining about how they can’t keep a secretary. Duh!

    The interview isn’t indicative of what it will be like to work there. Once hired, they reprimanded me for doing everything they said they wanted me to do in the interview. Also, the people who seemed incredibly nice in the interview turned out to be evil people to work for.

    There’s more where that came from – the despicable behavior permeates every level – but I think you get the idea. Bottom line: If you’re devoid of integrity you’ll do fine there.

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