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Donovan & Watkins Reviews

Updated April 17, 2017
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  1. "donwat"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Donovan & Watkins (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good jobs and high paying

    Cons

    no cons that I can think of


  2. "Garbage"

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    Former Employee - Contract Attorney in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Contract Attorney in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Donovan & Watkins (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The paychecks cleared every 2 weeks.

    Cons

    Disrespectful managers treat employees like children, bordering on verbal abuse. Lack of communication.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your professional, adult employees, like professional, adult employees

  3. "Contract Attorney"

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    Former Contractor - Attorney in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Attorney in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Donovan & Watkins as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The is quick easy money. It is not a lot of money, but there is nothing to worry about when you go home and requires minimum brain power when you are there.

    Cons

    Contract work that starts/stops. It is mind-numbing after a while. Any attorney with 2-3 years of litigation experience will quickly become bored and there is no realistic upward mobility. An attorney with less experience can do the job, but it gives them a warped sense of how litigation really works.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to use the skills of your employees to create a more efficient use of the technology. Make sure supervisors and managers have real litigation experience so that they have a realistic perspective to how the review team fits into the larger picture.


  4. "An Amazing Team of Professionals"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager/Senior Recruiter in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager/Senior Recruiter in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I have been working at Donovan & Watkins full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This is a tenured group of Business Development Managers and Recruiters that give 100% each day. The Leadership team is attentive and open to ideas. The team works with each candidate and client on an individual basis and gives priority to everything they work on. They are team spirited and their success is reflective in their professionalism and knowledge.

    Cons

    Hard to keep up with every changing technology which helps with reporting


  5. "Staff Attorney"

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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Pearland, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Pearland, TX

    I worked at Donovan & Watkins (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They paid us. I like the flexible work hours.

    Cons

    It was a temporary job assignment.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  6. "Worked as Contract Attorney in Houston."

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    Former Contractor - Contract Attorney in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Contract Attorney in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Donovan & Watkins as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you need quasi legal work, this is the place to do it. I was paid 25 bucks an hour regardless of how many hours worked, and i was required to work 40 hours a week and maintain 'core hours' to be there every day during a set amount of time.

    Cons

    You work in a massive computer room basically sitting next to people and going through documents online and sorting them out. It's not pleasant work but it paid well and you could put in as many hours as you wanted.

    Advice to Management

    There's little communication as to how you're doing or ways to improve, etc. You're literally treating people like animals and putting them in little computer terminals and asking them to produce and produce.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience, enjoyed working there for a couple years. The recruiters responded to emails and kept me updated."

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    Former Employee - Contract Attorney in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Contract Attorney in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Colligial environment, flexible work schedule, limited supervision, helpful feedback, pay was typically at or slightly above market rate.

    Cons

    Larger projects were not managed efficiently, there was favoritism with respect to promotions. Review center was in an economically struggling area.

    Advice to Management

    Management did a great job, with more experience they will become better, they were professional and had good interpersonal skills when giving feedback and instructions.

  8. "Excellent and Stress- Free"

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Donovan & Watkins full-time

    Pros

    Immediate response to.my inquiries... top pay and great costumer service.

    Cons

    There are none, they're great.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up and don't change.


  9. "Easy money, but keep your head down"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Donovan & Watkins as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paid the bills. Good pay for literally the easiest work you will do in your entire life. If you work your hours, and keep your head down, a job here can help you make ends meet while you look for something better.

    Cons

    Very political environment - lots of favoritism and drama. The work schedule was very unpredictable, but that's the nature of contract legal work, and DW did try to communicate as best they could.

    Advice to Management

    Monitor professionalism of reviewers better.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Entreprenerial, Challenging and Fast-Paced Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Donovan & Watkins full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, Strong financial opportunity, Customer appreciation, Client events, Strong sales and recruiting team, Experienced staffing industry professionals, Fun culture, Entrepreneurial spirit, Fast-paced environment

    Cons

    Organizational structure changes, Management changes, Lack of 401K match, Medical/ Health benefits could be more cost-effective