Oliff Berridge - Tough place to work | Glassdoor
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"Tough place to work"

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Current Employee - Attorney
Current Employee - Attorney
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Steady work and plenty of it. Lots of training at doing basic prosecution work, the hours are hard but reasonable. If you're doing well, then you progress very quickly within the firm.

Cons

Seems as if more consideration is given to support staff than the attorneys. Very difficult work/life balance. As you mature within the firm, it appears that things get harder and harder. Very few attorneys survive more than two years.

Other Employee Reviews for Oliff Berridge

  1. "Great Starting Point"

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    Former Employee - IP Specialist in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - IP Specialist in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oliff Berridge full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a great place to work for the most part. If they see potential in you, they'll push you to go hire and will definitely promote you. Most of the people working there were great, too, although I noticed that the longer they had worked there, the more disgruntled they were.

    Cons

    Everything is in the hands of a small panel of members (partners) and they seem to make decisions arbitrarily, giving far too much thought to the reputation of the firm (which actually isn't that good) and not nearly enough attention to the needs and reasonable requests of their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Take Jim Oliff off the EC and give the running of the firm to the younger Members.


  2. "Good Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - New Applications Specialist in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - New Applications Specialist in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oliff Berridge full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Parking, Friendly Atmosphere, Paycheck, Weekly Luncheons, Holiday Party, Summer In House Picnics, and Training. I generally liked my experience at Oliff.

    Cons

    The hours can be long in New Apps and staff morale is often down when it comes to work. Also, they do pay less than a lot of other IP firms from what I've seen.

    Advice to Management

    They can do more to show appreciation towards the staff.

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