Patton Boggs
3.6 of 5 27 reviews
www.pattonboggs.com Washington, DC 1000 to 5000 Employees

Patton Boggs Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014
Patton Boggs – New York – “Patton Boggs Event - My friends from Chatwal Hotel”

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3.6 27 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

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Thomas Hale Boggs Jr.

(17 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Loved the people.

    Senior Paralegal (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsNice offices, nice people, great parking garage.

    ConsPoor leadership, no structured paralegal program.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider offering better training opportunities.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hopefully things are getting better

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood vacation time, and most benefits, flexible work schedules

    ConsManagement change in 2010 didn't make anything better, no training, no mentoring, no transparency

    Advice to Senior Managementput money in better places

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was okay to be there to learn new skills and develop contacts

    Paralegal (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsGood opportunity to work on a variety of subjects

    ConsNo transparency and lack of communications

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter training and benefits

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Changing times

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat "team" feeling in some departments

    ConsThe firm has changed with the times, and not for the better

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Substaintial Work

    Public Policy Intern (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsAs a member of the public policy department, i recieved substantial work to do. No administrative work. Job consisted of watchign hearings and writing memos for clients, doing congressional research, etc. Given a lot of power to pick own assignments.

    ConsWish the culture was a little more open. Most public policy specialists and partners stay in their offices and even though they are friendly, a slightly closed door is very uninviting.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore social events

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPatton Boggs pays well and has pretty good benefits. I enjoyed working with my co-workers and have made many lasting friendships at the firm

    ConsThere was no open communication from management about the firm's status. Best advice is to set up Google Alerts so you can find out what is going on with the firm.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBest of luck to everyone! Hope the merger goes through

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    Patton Boggs has always been a great place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork life balance and flexibility.

    ConsNot letting employees know what is going on at the firm.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't let employees find out what is going on at the firm from the media. Have more town hall meetings to allow employees to ask questions and find the answers they seek.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Never a Dull Moment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosbusy environment, mostly friendly people, decent technology, great NYC location

    Conschanges, training opportunitites, there is always a lot of gossip and the management is not always as transparent

    Advice to Senior Managementprovide employees with more opportunities to advance themselves

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great public policy practice

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsLots of exposure to partners and clients, top lobbying firm by almost all metrics, substantive work, build workflow around what interests you most

    ConsDifficult to get to know everyone, sometimes pigeon-holed once you have niche policy area, work in policy is slow and not many short-term "wins"

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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    I liked the people, but management gets a facepalm.

    (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsI noticed very little dysfunctional office politics, which is great. The environment is collegial, though with the reorganization currently underway, that may be changing.

    ConsThe partnership restructuring has created a very unpredictable environment for even partners. After the layoffs that took place in March and again in November, I would be actively seeking other employment if I were still there. The building is currently undergoing major renovations, but the good news is that PB provides aspirin.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFace the fact that PB is a partnership and not a corporation. The bottom line should not be the primary motivating factor in decisions. Once management starts to chase dollars for the sake of the bottom line, that is when things fall apart. Good luck.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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