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Blank Rome Reviews

Updated February 1, 2018
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • 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. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blank Rome full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There is a family like atmosphere. Compensation and benefits are fair.

    Cons

    Training and professional development benefits are not distributed equally to all departments.

  3. "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.


  4. "Not What It Was"

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    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


  5. "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


  6. "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".


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Place of Business"

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

    Pros

    Autonomy to handle tasks at hand

    Cons

    Lack of consistent and knowledgeable management

  8. "Litigation Secretary"

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    Current Employee - Litigation Secretary in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Litigation Secretary in Los Angeles, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blank Rome (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice co workers, ice office, decent benefits, decent pay

    Cons

    Uneven workload, unreasonable partner, no bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the staff. Make the work load on the desks more even


  9. "Bucking the stereotype"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blank Rome full-time

    Pros

    The stereotype about working in a law firm environment, is that attorneys can be very challenging to work with. This is NOT the case with this firm

    Cons

    Some of management and staff other than the actual attorneys could definitely learn from those actually practicing law regarding a cohesive environment.

    Advice to Management

    The focus on making sure the attorneys play nice, is lost on some of the management and staff personnel.


  10. "good firm with opportunities to advance depending on practice group"

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    Former Employee - Attorney
    Former Employee - Attorney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blank Rome full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    challenging work, ability to work out of multiple offices and flexibility with completing work from home, billable expectations are comparable to other mid-large size firms

    Cons

    benefits are lacking (no matching 401k, expensive health insurance), no clear guidelines for bonuses or increased compensation, not much cooperation between practice groups (which is problematic during periods of slow work), depending on the practice group there is very little mentorship/senior-attorney oversight, which can result in sub-par work

    Advice to Management

    provide more transparency on compensation/bonus determinations and place more emphasis on training and work oversight


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