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"To date, the best job I've ever had"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Century City, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Century City, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

-Very competitive salary and benefits, especially for a 24-year-old who was incredibly wet behind the ears starting out;
-Started with 4 weeks PTO, increased after 5 years to 5 weeks PTO [although I doubt they still do that since the economic downturn];
-Extremely nice attorneys and staff overall, from the biggest rainmakers to the youngest associates cutting their teeth. Most of the "yellers" slowly left during my time there;
-GREAT holiday parties;
-I got a 6-week severance when they laid me off in '09. They usually didn't do severances at all so it was appreciated until I could find another job (which only took me 10 days... I was lucky).

Cons

My beef was not getting laid off. I've since been promoted and everything's gravy. My beef was getting laid off BEFORE a handful of extremely incompetent people. It came down to a numbers game, I know, but it stuck in my craw for awhile.

That said, I really wish I could be a huge internet troll and flame them. But I have no regrets whatsoever about working here. Even the dreaded lay-off meeting was amicable (the office administrator was in tears when she told me).

Advice to Management

When a loyal long-time employee with nothing but great performance evaluations is fully aware the axe is coming down in a few months, and that same employee offers a cut in salary, a cut in bonus, even a cut in hours to stay, I would negotiate. You can't beat that deal.

Other Employee Reviews for Allen Matkins

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good People, Bad Management, Poor Compensation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Allen Matkins full-time

    Pros

    The associates you work with are awesome, partners are pretty good (only a few unreasonable partners). Associates and senior counsel are very willing to help or answer questions.

    Cons

    Zero structured training, unreasonable lay-off decisions, management often times will force attorneys to take their previous year's compensation the next year, very uncompetitive salaries--way below market.

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking at your attorneys like they're just numbers. Doing so is why you are losing good ones.


  2. "Greatest Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Receptionist in Fairfield, CA
    Current Employee - Legal Receptionist in Fairfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allen Matkins (More than a year)

    Pros

    I currently work for Allen Matkins, they are by far the best Law Firm I have worked for. The partners are real people and treat everyone with genuine kindness. They pay vert well and have great benefits too.

    Cons

    I know of no cons with this Allen Matkins. The are honest and diligently make sure that their employees are healthy and well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work Steve Morris

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