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Updated Jul 19, 2021

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4.1
86%
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DLA Piper Global Co-Chief Executive Officers  Simon Levine and Cameron Jay Rains
Simon Levine and Cameron Jay Rains
173 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good team and good work environment(in 20 reviews)

  • "Big law firm and many initiatives(in 14 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours difficult path to partnership(in 44 reviews)

  • "cog in machine feel to it; hard work life balance(in 32 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Awesome

      Jun 23, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work and wonderful people

      Cons

      I have no Cons to share.

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good people, but little opportunity for advancement and antiquated thinking in some departments’ leadership.

      Mar 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Prestige of company size/reputation. Nice offices. Decent benefits.

      Cons

      Red tape in abundance. Good luck trying to exercise any independent thought or judgment - you’ll be reprimanded for it. Every move must go through chief level approvals, after ascending a very long chain to get there. Constant turnover. I mean constant. Some is due to layoffs and terminations, but the bulk is due to attrition. Some departments have lost and replaced up to 20 positions in the past 1-2 years. Little to no room for advancement. People end up leaving to get better offers because they find themselves in a dead-end holding pattern at DLA. Corporate “faceless” vibes. You’re not going to find much of a personal touch there, unless you luck out and get a caring supervisor.

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee

      could be good

      Jul 19, 2021 - Marketing Specialist in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good money; some good lawyers; can learn about the law

      Cons

      siloed management; back stabbing; none of the data software is connected in a meaningful way.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Review

      Jul 15, 2021 - Senior Ebiller in Tampa, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent benefits and pay. Fun coworkers.

      Cons

      Change in management wasn't a good thing.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Largest international business law firm.

      Jun 28, 2021 - Paralegal Specialist in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of autonomy with workload; Being at a large international law firm means lots of resources and robust infrastructure; Collegial work environment; remote work flexibility.

      Cons

      Billable hours and significant demand to be always available; Work/Life balance is a struggle.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Secrets

      Jun 24, 2021 - Human Resources Administrator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits, office building and location were great

      Cons

      HR was closed off, no training and super secretive. Hard to know what was right or wrong

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Global powerhouse law firm

      May 22, 2021 - Partner in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Entrepreneurial, innovative, collegial, forward-thinking, inclusive

      Cons

      Market perception lags reality in terms of strengths and capabilities

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      This megafirm is a relative newcomer

      Jun 14, 2021 - Counsel in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Although it is an extremely large firm, there is an effort to be entrepreneurial and flexible

      Cons

      Extremely high pressure and stress

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great company

      May 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits, people. growth, money, attorneys

      Cons

      Beauracracy, management, legal support, admin

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      great place

      Jun 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      DLA was a great place to work

      Cons

      none that i can remember

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