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Blank Rome Reviews

Updated September 11, 2018
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  • "Work / Life balance is severely skewed to work" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Got old, got paid well and was let go" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blank Rome full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic work life balance, key focuses on industry and ability to grow professionally.

    Cons

    None really compared to peer firms.


  2. "Very positive experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    There are a lot of support services there.

    Cons

    Communication is lacking between departments.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Management and HR are terrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blank Rome full-time

    Pros

    some people are good to work with

    Cons

    unqualified employees are promoted to roles that they cannot handle, deserving long-term employees are let go at the drop of a dime, no room for growth on admin side, staff and attorneys are completely separate and they let you know it, NO Holiday bonus - they even got rid of the $50 gift card - while sending numerous firm-wide emails about all the success the firm is having, very very cheap and old fashioned - terrible work environment, especially since new HR brought in

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff and stop being cheap, give holiday bonuses, provide attainable goals, pay for professional development for staff, get rid of certain people in top HR positions


  4. Helpful (2)

    "New Management / HR have destroyed a wonderful firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Blank Rome full-time

    Pros

    Unfortunately, since the new management came in there isn't any! Prior to the new HR team coming in and destroying the culture of the firm it was more like a family. Staff and attorneys were happy to come to work everyday. Not the case since the new regime has taken over.

    Cons

    Prior to the new HR team coming in and destroying the culture of the firm BR was more like a family. Staff and attorneys were happy to come to work everyday. Not the case since the new regime has taken over. They could care less about staff. The staff are considered disposable machines. If you're looking for a place to grow with a wonderful atmosphere this definetly isn't the place to be. They treat those that go above and beyond like they are nothing. They show favortisim to staff members that are tied to rainmaking partners or counsel. There is no work/life balance. The wellness program was taken away, amongst many other perks. In essense, working at BR only casuses stress and heart ache because ultimately you are working for folks that could care less about your well-being. BEWARE

    Advice to Management

    Replace management!


  5. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blank Rome full-time

    Pros

    ice cream socials and co workers

    Cons

    management sucked, lack of concern for employees. greedy company only looking to pad their pockets

    Advice to Management

    take advice from employees, have a heart and promote those who have worked hard and not just your friends


  6. "It was a great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blank Rome full-time

    Pros

    Lawyers great to work with

    Cons

    Management is harder to work with than the attorneys.


  7. "HR not so great - IT had a better community"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blank Rome full-time

    Pros

    ability to work with different departments

    Cons

    No ability for advancement, HR wanted you to stay in your spot and raises were not good

    Advice to Management

    Review hr team and review salaries.

  8. "Not What It Was"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blank Rome full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits and decent pay.

    Cons

    No longer treat employees like they used to. Values have shifted. Work / Life balance is severely skewed to work


  9. "Fair place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Blank Rome full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, laid back culture, not much more than that

    Cons

    40 hour week, no holiday bonus, employees do not get any extra kind of bonus from the firm, holiday party in the lobby.....

    Advice to Management

    Give more to your employees and not go cheap


  10. "Wonderful staff, decent environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blank Rome full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The staff and personnel are wonderful. There are many long term employees, myself included. Multiple offices and overall it was a good experience for me.

    Cons

    The last 5 years have had some lay offs and down-sizing. It's unfortunate because for many years management was able to avoid this with steady growth.

    Advice to Management

    Far too many 'chiefs" and not enough "Indians".


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