Finnegan Henderson Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2020

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Finnegan Henderson Managing Partner Douglas B. Henderson (no image)
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12 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great place to learn and grow, lots of interesting work, stimulating(in 5 reviews)

  • "Many long-time attorneys and staff that foster positive environment(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low base pay for support staff and very hard to be promoted(in 6 reviews)

  • "Long hours, and a long commute as the office is located in the core of downtown Washington DC(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "I love working at Finnegan"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Billing Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Finnegan Henderson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good place to work. Great benefits, especially for working moms.

    Cons

    Should be more opportunities to promote within the firm

  2. "Review"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney 

    I have been working at Finnegan Henderson full-time

    Pros

    You work with genuinely nice and smart individuals.

    Cons

    Billable requirement can present some challenges.


  3. "On a downward path"

    2.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant/Paralegal in Washington, DC

    I worked at Finnegan Henderson full-time

    Pros

    Matching 401 K and gym in building

    Cons

    Staff treated like wage workers needing to account for every minute of time.

  4. Helpful (2)

    "What goes around comes around"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Finnegan Henderson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nice offices and interesting cases to work on.

    Cons

    You do not really matter unless you are an attorney.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Use to be a great place to work, New COO has changed that."

    2.0
    Former Employee - Support Staff 

    I worked at Finnegan Henderson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good growth potential, if you are under the right departmental umbrella.

    Cons

    Slow salary growth, unless you have a manager that truly fights for you. Promotion path not clearly defined. COO is not about the people or the integrity of the firm, only the bottom line. Managers are not held accountable for wrongful treatment of staff.

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "I thrived at Finnegan until it’s recent changes in culture."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Patent Prosecution Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Finnegan Henderson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. The staff work well together.

    Cons

    Company going backwards in approach to managing staff

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "All about $$$ and not the people. My 10 years meant nothing"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Records Specialist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Finnegan Henderson full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay and Benefits. In house cafe.

    Cons

    A shift from the firm being about its people to being just about more money. I DIDN'T/DON'T want to leave but OUTSOURCING forced my hand.

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  8. "Great Place to Work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Finnegan Henderson full-time

    Pros

    High pay, great benefits, support staff are excellent

    Cons

    work life balance can be better

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company atmosphere"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Finnegan Henderson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary was generous. Friendly workplace. Most of the older partners and management (now retired or moved on) were approachable and regularly had great events for all of the attorneys and staff to attend

    Cons

    Some management members are not helpful and there is a taboo (fear of firing or retaliation) about going over anyone's head to resolve, get additional training, etc.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Specialist"

    4.0
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Finnegan Henderson full-time

    Pros

    Camaraderie, challenging work, new software that is underway to streamline and standardize

    Cons

    Workload, but to be expected

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