Sheppard Mullin

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Sheppard Mullin Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
20 Reviews
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20 Reviews
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  1.  

    Solid Firm

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sheppard Mullin

    Pros

    Well managed firm. Good financials. Nice people. Good Clients

    Cons

    Same cons as all big law firms. Also Sheppard seems to pull in a lot of "groups" of lawyers from elsewhere so it can feel like a lot of small law firms working in the same office.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Works at Sheppard

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sheppard Mullin

    Pros

    Benefits package is decent. Professional attorneys and partners. It's a great firm or company to work for but management and some staff members are a whole different story.

    Cons

    A prestigious law firm but management and some immediate managers plays favorites towards certain employees. I didn't know slackers and gossipers are not being monitored. People are getting
    paid and have too much time using company time for slacking off. Wasting money on these type of employees when they should put value on the other type of employee who actually deserves their paycheck. Nepotism exists hiring outside people rather than promote within. No growth potential unless you brown nose. A person who actually spent years in college should at least get a shot at a promotion not the brown noser which is unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should be trained on how to manage people under them and be more aware of each employee's performance not how they brown nose.
    Once a clique is created whether it would be between managers and subordinates, morale goes down for the other employees who actually does their jobs.

  3.  

    Great place to work and learn.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sheppard Mullin

    Pros

    Comp package and work hours are excellent.

    Cons

    There is not much wrong with this place !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff professional development can be improved.

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  5.  

    IT Management needs a Mentor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Sheppard Mullin full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company has constant events that appreciate all employees. The view from the upper floors is great.

    Cons

    Network Manager is working to better himself, he just needs a good mentor. Donna, can be happy with you one day and mad at you the next. Her inconsistency makes the environment hard to understand. The medical benefits are paid for, except for many medication and that is where they get you. If a medication is costly (but Dr. says you need it), you will have to pay for the full amount as with many diabetic perceptions.
    You are very, very over worked , yet when you do put in the work you are accused of not valid overtime. Overtime became a big problem but they are growing faster then the IT and work/life balance is horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your management and send them to leadership training. They are not inline with the team. People are constantly leaving the company because of management. The company is great at helping and building a happy environment, it is overshadowed by bad management actions and demeanor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    great place to work

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

    I worked at Sheppard Mullin full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great culture for employees at all levels

    Cons

    no cons from the time I worked here.

  7.  

    Mixed Feelings; but overall good company.

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

    I worked at Sheppard Mullin full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great bonuses.
    Extremely lawful on payroll.
    Beautiful offices.
    Great events.
    State of the Firm Address was always appreciated.

    Cons

    Little potential for growth.
    Poor office managers and office politics in some locations.
    Very little incentive to work hard each year when review was incredible (nearly perfect) and any salary increase either did not occur or was always a fight for a very bare minimum, like 1-3%.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff regarding issues with office managers and office politics and discuss issues with other staff members.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great for attorneys/partners

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - N/A in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - N/A in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Sheppard Mullin full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good holiday party. Occasional diversity/minority programs with snacks. Attorneys have nice office with city views. Recently remodeled office with free sodas and starbucks coffee.

    Cons

    Senior staff and attorneys have a lot more flexibility than non-exempt employees as far as working from home and picking up children. Little chance for career advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not let pre-judgement and perceptions cloud your viewing of an employee. Encourage career development and continued education so that the employee feels valued. I would like to see more team building or cross- department meetings, interactions to improve camaraderie.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Small firm mentality struggles to fit BigLaw standing

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Support in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Legal Support in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Sheppard Mullin full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Firm administration loves cheap sweets, colas and carbs and they are generous with them. Close to commuter public transportation. Free jeans days. Business casual dress. Mostly paperfree.

    Cons

    Firm standards are low and questionable. Lack of diversity w/in high level legal support staff. Definite conflict of interest with C-level personal relationships and nepotistic outside hiring than internally promote. No management oversight. Support office is sub street level, dirty and poorly kept.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This once family friendly firm is now a high ranking, high earning AM 100 contender but it has lost a lot of heart and common sense along the way. Take a good look at the "poor man's version" of C-level management currently in place. If losing quality employees due to overwork, under support, no mentorship/growth program and reliance on automated systems is part of the master plan, you may as well ensure business processes are documented when you have few people around to help the left hand guide the right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    nothing but insanely intellectual people who also have hobbies outside the office

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

    I have been working at Sheppard Mullin

    Pros

    environment is friendly and progressive

    Cons

    none, its overall a great place!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Attorneys and administration staff nice to work with.

    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY

    I worked at Sheppard Mullin as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed and friendly atmosphere between staff and admin.

    Cons

    No formal training on office practices and procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have new secretaries trained by managers of specific departments (i.e. accounting, office services, filing, billing, etc. instead of a secretary who may not be impartial.

    Doesn't Recommend

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