Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt

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  1.  

    Excellent Company and No.1in USA.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trademark Processing Assistant in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Trademark Processing Assistant in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It 's a multicultural company, I know a many people from different countries, very professionals.

    Cons

    I worked here long time and I got a lot experience and I changed my life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The compensation is fine. I have a great experience to work there, I would like to back the company again.

    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good work is valued here but is very busy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt full-time

    Pros

    People are amazing and are always really helpful - seem pretty dedicated. Benefits are good; and best if all, no screaming attorneys.

    Cons

    Company going through some changes which has been ok so far, but seems to be causing some uncertainty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask employees for their ideas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Be willing to accept the fact that staff are not treated well.

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    Current Employee - Support Staff in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Support Staff in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's a fine enough place to get experience and build a resume.

    Cons

    OSMMN made a lot of changes in the last year or so. Benefits have been cut back and long time employees have been let go. Staff are tightly regulated, forced to abide by a handbook more appropriate for a high school. There is a general feeling that if you are not part of the "in crowd" your job is on the line. This firm is out of touch with the DC firms they strive to be like.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating staff fairer and enforce basic rules across the board. Show real appreciation for them. Real market salaries. Instead of being so concerned about internet usage, put a little trust in the staff to act like the adults they are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Run

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    Current Employee - Patent Specialist in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Patent Specialist in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    This job was a true learning experience.

    Cons

    For support staff, this is a sweatshop environment with absurd levels of oversight and supervision. Rude attorneys throwing tantrums. An inefficient assembly line with multi-layer review process before a simple letter gets out the door. Often returned to revise as the client sends another letter wanting to know why the hell they haven't received a response yet. It's laughable. Lost files. Support staff supervisors are under-trained and running around like rats in a maze. Into job-protection big time. Below market salary. Indifferent HR Department with the primary job of filling constant vacancies and breaking the rules for management. Support staff has no voice in this environment. I've worked in different arenas and this one is a true nut house.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They already know it all or don't care. It's all about the money.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    OK place to work but they almost always under pay but 10-15k

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits package and longevity program

    Cons

    No real HR department, the firm Executive Director seems to be incapable of finding an HR director she can get along with and the last 3 have been fired. The ED goes on power trips and makes any decision she want regarding staff without any input from the supervisors or attorneys involved.

    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    High reputation, but numerous senior staff who continue to work at Oblon because no one has the courage to fire them.

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Assistant in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt

    Pros

    Great benefit packages, staff appreciation week, professional work environment.

    Cons

    Jealousy international guest coordinator who is not professional in her work at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to cut your budget, spend less on taking clients' out to golfing, shooting, fancy dining.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Working as a patent associate at Oblon.

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    Former Employee - Associate in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Associate in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt

    Pros

    Oblon provides a ready, steady and consistent stream of work for the associates. Oblon has had a long enough history and a large enough client base so that when other firms in the Washington area may be having gaps in what amount of work available, this is not the case with Oblon. An associate that is even average in ambition should be able to meet the hour billing expectations.

    Cons

    To emphasize efficiency, the assigned cases for patent prosecution may be very repetitive. While such practice helps get the work out the door, this repetitive assignment can may one feel, locked in without much chance of readily broadening into other technical areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more receptive to what the junior associates are recommending as methods and practices to improve the quality of life and production in the office.

  9.  

    excellent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt

    Pros

    opportunities for a variety of work
    growing firm

    Cons

    current starting salary for attorneys a little low

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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