Reed Smith Reviews

Updated June 9, 2015
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  1. Great work environments

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reed Smith

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting matters; very bright coworkers

    Cons

    High rates; heavy focus on high rates and international matters

    Advice to Management

    Focus on regional work


  2. I had a great experience working here.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Falls Church, VA

    I worked at Reed Smith full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Office culture, management, benefits, personal growth

    Cons

    Compensation was a little on the lower side

    Advice to Management

    Management was really helpful. The only advice I would have is to maybe be a little flexible on salary negotiations.


  3. Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Reed Smith

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

    Pros

    Great work, sophisticated transactions, good culture and people

    Cons

    did not promote any of the fairfax real estate associates to partner for 10+ years; so no upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    promote some of your fairfax real estate associates to partner!


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Grateful for this job!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reed Smith

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, ample PTO, 401k generous, you can wear jeans at the GCC, tuition reimbursement. Most people, including attorneys, are friendly.

    Cons

    Salary not great, but benefits make up for it in my opinion.


  6. very good company to work for has good people in small place i would recemend .good benefits 5 days a week work day.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reed Smith

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

    Pros

    company values all personal of all ages.

    Cons

    time off is far and inbetween


  7. Business development

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

    I have been working at Reed Smith full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great PTO, great partnership experience

    Cons

    Bad firm morale that's filtered down from the top, lack of teaming/collaboration, etc.


  8. It is a good ethical Firm to work for with real experience in cutting edge technologies.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Reed Smith full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great People, Diversity and access to upper management.

    Cons

    In service training could be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the folks on the front lines.


  9. Great opportunity to learn different aspects of being an administrative assistant.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Reed Smith full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    They provide internal classes to brush up on skills. They have group events to meet staff from other departments.

    Cons

    You are likely to be moved from the job you were hired for and work producers can change without notice.

    Advice to Management

    They need better communications skills between staff and work producers. They need to better maintain confidentiality throughout the workplace.


  10. The people are uptight, but the bonuses are good...just make sure you're ready to work for it.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reed Smith

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

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty good

    Cons

    Be prepared to work pretty long hours


  11. Helpful (1)

    Excellent training for young attorneys

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reed Smith

    Pros

    great mentor program and ownership of cases. full benefits. flexible vacation time.

    Cons

    Big law often means less interaction with all the employees.



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