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Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Perks to working for successful law firm (in 4 reviews)

  • You do get all the benefits of a large firm though (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Working at a law firm is stressful (in 5 reviews)

  • attorneys like second-class citizens (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Nice big firm to work for, NJ office respects life/work balance."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Attorney in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Attorney in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    High salary, nice people compared to other big firms, location (Cherry Hill), good work/life balance, NJ office management doesn't play favorites.

    Cons

    The amount of work in the litigation department is not overwhelming, so to stay and/or advance there is a definite need to be a rainmaker or cultivate relationships with other offices for referrals.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Records Coordinator/ Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Records Coordinator/Supervisor in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Records Coordinator/Supervisor in Philadelphia, PA
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits and Salary. Friendly Staff and pleasant working environment

    Cons

    Understaffed; No cross training or advancement


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Disgraceful"

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    Former Employee - Office Services in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Office Services in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll full-time

    Pros

    Some of the best legal minds in the city. At one time this was the firm to beat, still to this day, the name Ballard Spahr stands for "pay to play" and a politically connected law firm.

    Cons

    With its days of glory long past, the current management has taken a Darwinian turn. Betraying long time employees that had worked there for over 20 years, repaying their service by stealthily laying them off and forcing them to work for a disgusting business provider and never telling the employees that they are now temporary workers, goodbye salary, vacations, and 401K and benefits, wage slaves and "Johnny Timeclocks" are the new normal.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees well, you should be ashamed of yourselves, you will never see the heights of the early 2000's again. Why are you doing this? Ballard was once a great place to work and they cared about their employees, filthy lucre is not a thing to build a practice on.


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  5. "One of the best you will get in big law"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associated in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Associated in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are friendly; pay was great; offices were centrally located and beautiful

    Cons

    same as any other big law firm -- hours are long; there is pressure for senior associates to get a book of business

    Advice to Management

    create a path to of-counsel positions for those associates who are not interested in biz dev and communicate this policy


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not a place to advance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with my colleagues

    Cons

    Good management is lacking; major problems are swept under the rug


  7. "Wonderful firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is a well-run, very well respected firm based out of Philadelphia, PA.

    Cons

    As a smaller office, we don't share all the perks of one of the larger offices.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Primitive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good coffee. Lunch breaks don't seem to be monitored?

    Cons

    Primitive work culture. Lack of direction. Ambiguous. Silo-ed decision making.

    Advice to Management

    Internal audit.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Billing Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Billing Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Billing Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll (More than a year)

    Pros

    They gave a $1,000.00 holiday bonus which was nice.

    Cons

    Work environment was awful and resistant to change to make it better. Staff was demanded to work excessive overtime under harsh and hostile conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure the department


  10. "Paralegal Review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ballard was a great company to work for with ample benefits and competitive salaries. The Philly office is extremely efficient, and I enjoyed working with the attorneys and support staff. Great work environment with a focus on self improvement.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons about the company.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Pick another firm."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some coworkers were great. Many of my peers were catty though. Quick to throw you under the bus if ever needed. You do get all the benefits of a large firm though.

    Cons

    The management can't seem to make up it's mind. There isn't a fluidity between the offices so it's a bit chaotic.


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