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Arnold & Porter Reviews

Updated May 9, 2019

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Found 80 reviews

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Arnold & Porter CEO Richard M. Alexander
Richard M. Alexander
31 Ratings
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  • "Same as all law firms, squeezing more out of less people(in 10 reviews)

  • "Like most big-law, long hours and only ok pay(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Help Desk Analyst"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Arnold & Porter

      Pros

      An awesome place to work. Very friendly and respectful staff. Great IT leadership and management. Growth potential Nice perks.

      Cons

      Great location but the street noise and fire engines make it hard to concentrate.

      Arnold & Porter2019-05-10
    • "A work in progress, with a good plan for the future"

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        Current Employee - Senior Associate 

        I have been working at Arnold & Porter full-time

        Pros

        Good structural rules in place for growth

        Cons

        Growing pains from merger and trying to merge two wildly different legacy systems

        Arnold & Porter2019-05-06
      • "Great company, great leave policy"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Arnold & Porter full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Great leave policy for both attorneys and professional staff, flexible depending on department, great incentives for employees looking to be more active

        Cons

        Still some growing pains with merger

        Advice to Management

        Salary should be more competitive

        Arnold & Porter2019-03-29
      • "A good place to work"

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        Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

        I have been working at Arnold & Porter full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        nice people and relatively interesting work

        Cons

        people and hours can be demanding at times

        Arnold & Porter2019-01-30
      • "Good firm"

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        Former Employee - Senior Legal Secretary in New York, NY
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Arnold & Porter full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Salary, friendly workers, benefits, good location

        Cons

        Trying to save money, they have replaced seasoned secretaries with kids out of school and expect secretaries to turn them into skilled secretaries

        Arnold & Porter2019-01-26
      • "Great place to work"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Arnold & Porter full-time

        Pros

        Good location, People very nice, good benefits

        Cons

        Catch all position so you end up doing more than you get paid to do

        Arnold & Porter2018-12-04
      • "Summer Associate"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at Arnold & Porter full-time

          Pros

          It was fine. People were nice.

          Cons

          Long hours, but people were nice

          Arnold & Porter2018-11-20
        • "Good position if you're applying for law school"

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          Current Employee - Legal Resource Assistant in Washington, DC
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          Positive Outlook
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          I have been working at Arnold & Porter full-time for less than a year

          Pros

          Plenty of time to study for LSAT Good benefits Decent entry-level pay

          Cons

          Sometimes there isn't enough work to go around Not much room for growth and expansion

          Advice to Management

          Ask the attorneys to rotate the work more

          Arnold & Porter2018-11-07
        • Helpful (1)

          "Senior Associate"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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          Positive Outlook
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          I have been working at Arnold & Porter full-time

          Pros

          Great Brand and good benefits.

          Cons

          Same as any large firm.

          Arnold & Porter2018-09-18
        • Helpful (1)

          "Friendly People Who Appreciate Smarts and Hustle"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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          Positive Outlook

          I have been working at Arnold & Porter full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          High Salary for Area Friendly Coworkers Prominent Firm/Prestige Location is near multiple metro stops Onsite daycare and parking

          Cons

          Complaints that management is not always transparent Slow to change at times

          Arnold & Porter2018-08-17
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