Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold

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Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
12 Reviews
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12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Nice people

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    Former Employee - Not Available in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Not Available in New York, NY

    I worked at Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Not good Benefits. Not challenging

    Cons

    not organize. Not good place to work for.

  2.  

    More Turnovers than in a Bakery

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very difficult to identify any positive experience. Health benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Full of disgruntled and dissatisfied employees including staff, attorneys and partners. A very unfriendly work environment. Enormous turnover on attorney and staff levels. Double digit departures on both levels in the past year. Supervisors are not respected. It is just a stopping point in one's career to get experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The "family atmosphere" that used to exist has disappeared over the past several years. Offices have been marginalized. Loyalty from staff and attorney to the Firm and from the Firm to the staff and attorney doesn't exist. Has become a sweat shop.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Avoid the NY office (attorneys and staff)!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY

    I worked at Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most of the attorneys are pleasant to work with and staff are very nice. Benefits are basic.

    Cons

    Bad management. Pay not up to par. Raises are not are standard, as they claim to be. Favoritism at play!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The office needs a good office manager who knows how to run a law firm. Treat attorneys and staff in a professional and fair manner. Value your good employees before you lose them all! Sad to leave after so many years but there are better firms out there who will appreciate and value good workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional, Delusional Firm in need of a Reality Check

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Firm is strong advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender causes and issues.

    Cons

    Most Practice Group leaders have few, if any, leadership skills and fewer social skills. Very poor communication from upper management to the lower ranks. Very high turnover amongst staff, attorneys and partners.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to recognize that the legal community regards them as an insurance defense firm and they should stop trying to convince others that they are something else.. After all, close to two-thirds of the work is generated from insurance defense or coverage or representing companies defending asbestos wrongful death claims. Managers tend to be petty and vindictive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible Management

    Former Employee - Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Staff in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The management here is awful

    Cons

    Some of the attorneys are cool.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of office admin who favors certain employees.

  7.  

    Good company, but there are better places to sharpen your software dev skills

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    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Former Employee - Software Developer

    I worked at Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold full-time

    Pros

    Had a lot of autonomy over the software design process. The company has solid benefits and very reasonable work hours.

    Cons

    There was little buy-in from management in terms of taking software development seriously and implementing standard practices. Not a group dev environment so lacking in opportunities to learn from peers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would suggest moves to formalize project work, requirements gathering, business analysis and dev standards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fair work experience at law firm

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Firm is located in downtown Houston

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive with other firms

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Low pay and horrible management

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Can't think of any to be honest

    Cons

    Upper managers can be cold, salary is below the market value, and office politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be more engaged with your employee and don't expect everything to be perfect when the time length giving for projects is unreasonable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Avoid the Texas offices, especially Houston

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    Former Employee - Staff in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Staff in Houston, TX

    I worked at Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are not too bad and diverse

    Cons

    Not a nice place, vindictive partners who will target people and a lot of turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let HR come in and run things for a while

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poorly run, cheap firm

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    Former Employee - Practice Support Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Practice Support Specialist in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Firm is apt to hire entry level personnel with little experience

    Cons

    Firm is poorly managed, cheap, does not respond to employee complaints or internal misconduct

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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