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Epstein Becker & Green Reviews

Updated August 29, 2018
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  1. "Traditional Labor Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Epstein Becker & Green full-time

    Pros

    If you want great mentoring, lots of traditional labor work (bye bye litigation) and a growing dynamic group of coworkers, this is the place. Plenty of upward movement opportunity if you put the work in and you’re good at your job.

    Cons

    Hard to get a good assistant. Perhaps it’s the times?


  2. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Clear expectations
    Sound management

    Cons

    It is what it is

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Immigration Paralegal"

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

    I have been working at Epstein Becker & Green full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    steady income? benefits are OK

    Cons

    STAY AWAY from their immigration department. PLEASE. what you're not told during the interview: support staff is severely exploited (highest turnover i have ever seen--multiple fires and resignations every week). paralegals do a lot of work on behalf of attorneys (who always leave on time) and frequently work 80+ hour work weeks (which, given the severity of NY's taxation structure, amounts to zilch in overtime). Firm is great at presenting itself as something it's not during the interview: efficient, structured, and fair. It's far from all of those things. This is not coming from someone who is jaded, but rather an employee who cares deeply about the sanity of any prospective support staff members seeking employment at such an awful place. How they've managed to receive good reviews is beyond me.

    Advice to Management

    put your support staff. they're kind of all you've got.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Legal Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Epstein Becker & Green full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits, some of the work is interesting

    Cons

    Bad morale among support staff

    Advice to Management

    Reassess office policy toward support staff


  5. Helpful (2)

    "A 20+ Year Perspective"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Epstein Becker & Green full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you are an attorney who wants to practice Health law or Labor and Employment law this is the Firm you want to be at. The Firm has an entrepreneurial culture and attorneys are given interesting projects and a significant amount of client interaction very early in their career. Everybody (attorneys and staff) are genuinely nice people and that is one of many reasons why I have stayed at the Firm for 20 years.

    Cons

    The Washington, DC office is located in a quiet, more residential area, and I know that some would prefer a location that is closer to more restaurants and activities in the heart of the city. However, the DC office did just under go a beautiful office renovation and employees now have access to a gym on the premises.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be open to the ideas and suggestions of the employees at the Firm.


  6. "Great Opportunities for Growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Epstein Becker & Green full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture that provides work/life balance. Tremendous growth opportunities. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Nothing particular that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the positive trajectory the firm is on.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Efficiency is Not Their Strong Point"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Epstein Becker & Green full-time

    Pros

    PTO Benefits were much better than other firms.

    Cons

    Lack of management capabilities on all levels. Favoritism and Nepotism ran rampant. The firm mostly cares for attorneys, support staff are undervalued in most departments.

    Advice to Management

    Work on efficiency

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Epstein Becker & Green full-time

    Pros

    Great resources for developing attorneys. Strong concentration in Health and Labor/Employment Law.

    Cons

    Long hours and billing expectations are challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  9. Helpful (6)

    "One person can poison the entire well"

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    Former Employee - Associate Lawyer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Lawyer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Epstein Becker & Green full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Longer-term managing shareholders in L.A. are great lawyers and nice people. Staff is dedicated. I felt there to be a real team effort within the LA office, where if one person had a deadline, everyone stepped up to volunteer to stay late to meet the deadline. That was a very heartening experience for me and in contrast to the prior firm where I worked. Current Century City offices were built from scratch in 2007 and are up to date.

    Cons

    In 2006 NYC honchos brought on one of the most toxic shareholders one could ever work for--Satan incarnate. L.A. office became unbearable, lawyers (both associates and shareholders) left in droves--17 lawyers left over the course of 18 months, as I recall. EBG-LA has been unable to hire and retain anyone because no one wants to work for or with this person. And it's not like this shareholder has THAT large a book that the reputation of the entire office should suffer like it has. VERY difficult to avoid working for/with this one really bad person. This shareholder permeates the entire office.

    Advice to Management

    Toss the one bad apple overboard and rebuild the L.A. office.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Partner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The firm prides itself on being one of the best firms in its areas of core competency--labor and employment law and health regulatory

    Cons

    The departure of firm partners in offices outside of NY and "DC after the Great Recession several years ago was disruptive, but the firm recovered nicely.


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