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Dickinson Wright Reviews

Updated November 28, 2017
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  1. "Just OK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Lack of upper management support. Low employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee input more.


  2. "Great culture and great opportunities for motivated people"

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

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

    Pros

    Best culture of the big law firms in Michigan. If you put in the work and show interest in the firm and growing your career, you will succeed. The partners are accessible and willing to provide tutelage. The internal HR structure is efficient and takes care of its employees.

    Cons

    None. Billable hours are stressful but you will find that at any prestigious law firm in a metro area.

    Advice to Management

    Keep attracting talent at the associate level and work to retain that talent in the long term.

  3. "Secretary"

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

    I worked at Dickinson Wright full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay and Benefit package available.

    Cons

    big divide among culture - attorneys-staff


  4. "Legal Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dickinson Wright full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None. The company is a horrible place to work. Management allows other employees to bully and harass others. They will force you to work for several people who you are not assigned to because they are not willing to pay enough workers to do the job satisfactorily. So they work one employee to death and if you complain and request assistance, they ignore your requests.

    Cons

    The exact same as above.

    Advice to Management

    Need new management across the board.


  5. "My take"

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

    Pros

    Good internal support system; all of the essential departments are in house which makes things move quicker.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency and a lot of turnover.


  6. "Fianance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Accounting department is nice and everyone is very friendly. The department celebrates monthly birthdays and has a few potlucks/pizza parties.

    Cons

    No room for growth within the department. The organization keeps growing but the accounting department size stays the same. can be a bit stressful at times.

    Advice to Management

    Improve culture


  7. "LegalSecretary"

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

    Pros

    They provide Great learning opportunities

    Cons

    They are not very organized

    Advice to Management

    ******

  8. "Wouldn't recommend as a long-term career option"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary is good as are benefits

    Cons

    Emphasis on billable hours; poor work environment; lack of teamwork/team atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    Restructure the billing attorney system


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great pay, but don't expect much else"

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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dickinson Wright (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was excellent, the benefits were great, and I really appreciated the expectation that each associate would take their laptop home at the end of the day and continue to work from home or on the weekends, I felt less pressure to just be in the office even if I could accomplish the same task at home.

    Cons

    The culture was cut-throat bordering on toxic, there was very little support, and there was a lot of blaming others to cover for yourself.

    Advice to Management

    The computer training at the beginning of employment was largely review, and information never utilized or appreciated by supervising attorneys. An introduction to the company culture and expectations would have been more helpful.


  10. "worker"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Analyst in Harrison Township, MI
    Former Employee - Accounting Analyst in Harrison Township, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dickinson Wright (More than a year)

    Pros

    FAST paced, rewarding jobs, large workflow, job security

    Cons

    mgmt. needs training, poor decision making skills and leadership


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