Phelps Dunbar - No Partnership | Glassdoor
  1. "No Partnership"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Phelps Dunbar full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits for staff. Smart lawyers and high quality work.

    Cons

    Almost no partnership offered to associates in past 10 years. No 401k contribution for associates. Morale has declined in past 10 years.

    Advice to Management

    Adjust firm strategy to compete with other firms.

    Phelps Dunbar2016-09-16

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Phelps Dunbar full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great management, secure, good working environment. Good benefits

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    None!

    Phelps Dunbar2019-03-18
  2. "Great place to start"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Associate in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Phelps Dunbar for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Big name firm with a great reputation, a good place to gain varied experience right out of law school, competitive starting salary

    Cons

    Very cut-throat with little incentive to go "above and beyond" because you are constantly reminded that making partner is almost impossible, salary plateaus as soon as you start, unknown and arbitrary bonus structure.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more transparent, show more appreciation to the associates, and try to incentivize productivity

    Phelps Dunbar2019-01-17

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