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Dow Lohnes Reviews

Updated Feb 10, 2016

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  1. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Dow Lohnes

    Pros

    Nice group of people with interesting clients. They are a leader in the telecom and IP fields. The salaries and benefits are average.

    Cons

    The firm was too focused on a few clients

    Dow Lohnes2016-02-10
  2. "Sports PR Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Dow Lohnes

    Pros

    Decent exposure, the projects made sense and the team was flexible.Great resume builder and opportunity to learn. Appreciated the openness of the managers.

    Cons

    The office was very quiet and almost uncomfortable. A little stuffy for my taste. But in the end this is a law firm with a sports division so it makes sense.

    Dow Lohnes2015-08-19
  3. "Vice President"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
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      I worked at Dow Lohnes

      Pros

      The firm has an open field and a level of autonomy, entrepreneurial Spirit and encourages individual lawyers to bring in business early in their careers.

      Cons

      Partners need to be thoroughly trained to deal with subordinate lawyers. Billing hours were not always readily available to a small percentage of associates.

      Dow Lohnes2014-03-13
    • "Legend"

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      Former Employee - Partner in Atlanta, GA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Dow Lohnes full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Quality people, high-end work, collegial family atmosphere

      Cons

      After 95 years, the firm failed to weather the storm.

      Advice to Management

      You will be missed.

      Dow Lohnes2013-12-05
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great substantive legal work; lacking everything else"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Dow Lohnes full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Associates have significant responsibility and client interaction early in their careers. Partners and senior attorneys are all incredibly intelligent and good at what they do.

      Cons

      An old-fashioned face time firm; definitely not flex time or family friendly. Associates and paralegals are asked to cancel vacations, doctor appointments, etc. for minor projects. Minimal opportunities for business development.

      Dow Lohnes2013-07-08
    • Helpful (1)

      "Atlanta office is not a happy place"

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      Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Atlanta, GA
      Doesn't Recommend
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Dow Lohnes

      Pros

      Interesting work; excellent computer training programs; flexible hours; most of the attorneys are extremely intelligent and well organized; good paid time off plan.

      Cons

      Lack of communication among management and staff; human resources management plays favorites, lacks compassion and always takes the side of the attorneys without listening to staff side of story.

      Advice to Management

      The human resources managers in Atlanta need to be replaced. Their sole mission is to keep the attorneys happy even at the cost of losing valuable and experienced staff members. They do not want to hear your side of the story. They share confidential information with other staff members who have no need to know. The main HR department is D.C. is in the dark about how things are handled in Atlanta.

      Dow Lohnes2010-09-23
    • Helpful (1)

      "Associate"

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      Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Dow Lohnes

      Pros

      Interesting work and partners are smart and friendly.

      Cons

      Compensation, lack of transparency in decision making, and seeming lack of long range plan.

      Advice to Management

      Think outside the box.

      Dow Lohnes2010-05-19
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great Pay, Low Morale"

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      Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Dow Lohnes

      Pros

      interesting and challenging legal work--especially for DC

      Cons

      Partners are not sensitive to associate needs. Firm is focused mainly on compensation--particularly for partners. Associate salaries are high, but I would prefer better work-life balance over more salary. Firm only looks to promote associates who work crazy hours. Too many partners, so few prospects for advancement. No flexibility towards careers for women. Little interest in attracting diversity, so remains an...

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      Advice to Management

      It's not all about the money. If you're not going to keep the majority of the associates that you bring in, make that clear from the top. Instead, train them well, make it a pleasant environment for them, and win their loyalty when they go on to do better things. Think hard about what you are doing to attract and reatin women, particularly those who want to have children.

      Dow Lohnes2008-09-30
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