Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart P.C.

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Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart P.C. Reviews

Updated February 6, 2015
Updated February 6, 2015
19 Reviews
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19 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Costa Mesa, CA

    I have been working at Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart P.C.

    Pros

    Awesome place to work and people are fun

    Cons

    Health Insurance deductibles are too high and there are no other options

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better health insurance options

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart P.C.

    Pros

    Good compensation and good work environment

    Cons

    Pretty rigid and very high expectations

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

    Company; is slow to hire and then does not let you know the outcome

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart P.C.

    Pros

    Atmosphere is good for work life balance

    Cons

    Need to have more staff training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Interesting work for good clients.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart P.C. full-time

    Pros

    Ogletree is a good place to work. You'll get to work on a wide variety of interesting cases. If you want to develop a practice area or an industry specialty, you'll have the resources to do so. I have not met a shareholder at any of the offices that I have disliked. You get a lot of client contact, and will not be stuck simply doing lower-level tasks.

    Benefits are fairly decent for a law firm.

    Cons

    Like most firms, you can expect to work hard and put in a lot of time developing clients, writing papers, and giving speeches to advance to shareholder. It's a big commitment, but also the cost of doing business at a large L&E firm.

  6.  

    Great Firm and Company to work for in my opinion.

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart P.C. full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great balance of the small business feel while being part of something bigger.

    Cons

    I really can't think of any cons unless you don't like to be busy.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor Leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart P.C. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is Good, but consider it hazard pay

    Cons

    Total disregard for work-life balance. You are not considered a "team player" unless you work 10 hours a day, but then are told they don't want you to work overtime. Certain staff members are micromanaged while others are allowed to do whatever they please. Find it shocking that this is a Labor and Employment Law Firm as they are in violation of every employment labor law there is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great firm

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart P.C. full-time

    Pros

    Work hard.
    Very dedicated to our clients and serving them.

    Cons

    Opportunities for growth are difficult to find. Insurance is not very good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart P.C.

    Pros

    The firm has high standards for client service and employee performance - working with highly qualified and motivated attorneys and staff. Fair and equitable treatment with opportunities for everyone to contribute and be recognized. Communication is very open, including firm financials and planning.

    Cons

    As in any high achieving environment, it can occasionally be stressful but is offset by the "pros" above.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to protect firm culture and values.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Stressful but great experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Paralegal
    Current Employee - Paralegal

    I have been working at Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart P.C. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Attorneys are very knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Management lacks foresight and understanding of its staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some management courses. Pay your employees an appropriate wage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    staff

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart P.C. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    there are no pros to this company.

    Cons

    there are no promotions, or advancement opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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