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Akerman Reviews

Updated Aug 9, 2019

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Found 81 reviews

3.6
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71%
Recommend to a Friend
84%
Approve of CEO
David I. Spector
8 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, great benefits, great pay(in 6 reviews)

  • "Class act, tier 1 law firm with highly competent attorneys and staff(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Desperately needs more support staff(in 5 reviews)

  • "All non-billable work is given to the Paralegals so next to impossible to actually make your hours(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Akerman full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Welcoming environment. Nice people. Management is excellent.

    Cons

    When we get busy we work very long hours which is standard for the field.

    Akerman2019-08-09
  2. "Above average"

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    Current Employee - LAA 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Akerman full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits. Coworkers are very helpful to one another.

    Cons

    Needs more transparency between management and staff.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to think of staff as people and not numbers.

    Akerman2019-07-07
  3. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Akerman full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    management, office environment is very friendly and laid back

    Cons

    health insurance plans aren't terrible but could be better

    Akerman2019-06-26
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company Overall"

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    Current Employee - Office Services Clerk 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akerman full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, great pay

    Cons

    Limited advancement and or growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Promote employees from within the firm

    Akerman2019-06-18
  5. "Lacking direction and stability."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akerman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Location, small local office with large corporate resources.

    Cons

    Inconsistent or nonexistent protocols, understaffed, stagnant to little growth. A bad culture where lack of leadership shows.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to explore other firms see copy what is working. Make an honest evaluation of successes and failures.

    Akerman2019-06-17
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Incredible Place to build a career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Akerman full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great opportunity for motivated lawyers to have the support and opportunity to develop great skills and client/colleague relationships and a rewarding and meanj gful career

    Cons

    None at all at this firm

    Advice to Management

    None

    Akerman2019-05-04
  7. "Office Services clerk"

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    Current Employee - Office Services Clerk in Tallahassee, FL
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akerman full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A lot of downtime in this specific office. There are 24 in total but the Tallahassee is one of the smallest. Very close knit of people, it helped a lot because everyone was mostly on the same page. HR is off-site in Orlando.

    Cons

    Not enough REAL responsibilities so no leverage to ask for more money.

    Advice to Management

    Reinvent the responsibilities of office services depending on the office, not every office has the capability to be the same.

    Akerman2019-05-11
  8. "Great Law Firm"

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    Current Employee - Attorney in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akerman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Law Firm. Great People.

    Cons

    No cons here at Akerman

    Akerman2019-04-09
  9. "Great firm"

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    Former Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akerman full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits and great staff

    Cons

    Three month waiting period

    Advice to Management

    None

    Akerman2019-03-18
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Could be better but is not"

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    Former Employee - Support Staff in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Akerman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people you work with are mostly professional and pleasant.

    Cons

    Desperately needs more support staff. Constantly adding attorneys without support staff to increase revenue. Upper management will post message saying we had record revenue, then proceed to make 20+ associates partners. After that, support staff are eliminated. According to Glassdoors, each attorney receives a $10k annual bonus. Support staff is lucky if they receive $500. Support staff are treated less than attorneys....

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    Advice to Management

    A large firm does not mean you are a good firm. Work at providing the best service and growth will come naturally. You can't force growth. Eventually, money and personnel issues will arise if you do force growth.

    Akerman2019-03-26
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