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Updated January 27, 2018
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Pros
  • International law firm with great network throughout the world (in 7 reviews)

  • Brilliant secretarial set up with floats, evening staff and a 24/7 word processing team so work-life balance is possible (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • impossible to have a good work life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • long hours, lack of transparency, (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "A great place to work"

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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 Dechert full-time

    Pros

    Great culture- people are genuinely warm, collaborative, down to earth, and approachable
    Top clients and work
    Entrepreneurial spirit
    Respect for work/life balance
    Committed to being a diverse and inclusive work place
    Best in class training and mentoring

    Cons

    Big law at any firm is a challenging career choice. Long hours, deep commitment and engagement are required to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being innovative and implementing great changes.


  2. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for internal promotions.
    Supports employees professional development through training, and mentorship.
    Competitive pay

    Cons

    I don't have any cons at the moment

  3. "Litigation Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dechert part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Dechert is a good place to begin a career in litigation. The quality of the partners and associates (especially in Philadelphia) is unrivaled. The Philadelphia office very much rewards good work with more opportunities and more sophisticated assignments. If you are smart and good at what you do, class year means little. The money doesn’t hurt either. Don’t be fooled — despite what other Philadelphia firms claim — Dechert is the only Philly firm that actually has adopted the New York “money law” salary and bonus scale.

    Cons

    Some of the partners are not interested in mentoring and so will not go out of their way to advance your career. There is also very little chance of making partner and the firm does not make “counsel.”

    Advice to Management

    Encourage and incentivize more active firm citizenship by partners. Invest in making Phil’s Associates partners, they are the smartest across all the offices.

    Dechert Response

    Jan 30, 2018

    Thank you for your review. We are very proud of our accomplishments and the outstanding quality of the work that our partners and associates provide to our clients and are happy to know you are too... More


  4. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dechert full-time

    Pros

    Challenging assignments, friendly co-workers, and flexible, supportive and encouraging management.

    Cons

    Small teams can make for heavy workloads.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support, encourage and develop your team. A flexible workplace is so important.


  5. "Great Place to Work!"

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

    I have been working at Dechert full-time

    Pros

    The attorneys and staff are all approachable and great to work with. Very supportive environment. Management is respectful and appreciative of hard work. A lot of opportunities for training.

    Cons

    No cons to make note of.


  6. "Respected Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dechert full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I am lucky to work with colleagues that respect me and the skills I bring to the table.

    Cons

    If there were negatives, I wouldn't have stayed here more than 10 years.


  7. "Great place to work!"

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

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

    Pros

    Top pros - sophisticated work, early responsibility, smart colleagues, and strong support. People enjoy working here and it's a great place for a big law firm.

    Cons

    The office temperature is too cold

  8. "Many friends in the office"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dechert full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Everyone in the DC office is very friendly. There is no class system I've heard about at other firms - weekly happy hours will find the receptionists chatting with a Partner and a legal secretary laughing with a marketing manager. The office is bright and the decor is lovely.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  9. "Great Collaboration"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I feel respected and trusted in the work that I do. There is a lot of collaboration across offices. If you work hard it will show and you will be rewarded. Nice people.

    Cons

    There is a clear line between attorney and staff. Big law environment (expected).


  10. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Dechert full-time

    Pros

    Mostly friendly staff and attorneys.

    Cons

    Long hours - like any firm.


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