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Ford & Harrison Reviews

Updated January 4, 2017
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  1. "Inconsistent Office Practices"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ford & Harrison full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities, chances to assume responsibility, and interesting bonus structure.

    Cons

    Some of the partners have negotiated truly terrible rates with insurance companies and the flat fee arrangement is often to the detriment of clients. Not a great firm for contract attorneys.

    Advice to Management

    Stronger focus on keeping partners accountable for work product and more transparency into firm finances.


  2. "Amateur attorneys & over charging clients."

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    Former Employee - Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ford & Harrison full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Typical workday is 7.5 hours, but you'll wish it was shorter than that. Nice restaurants in nearby area, oh wait.

    Cons

    Micromanagement, inconsistent leadership & stagnant practice. This practice routinely quotes fees for clients than increases them when invoices are sent out.

    Horrible vacation time/PTO for employees.


  3. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    The firm needs new ideas for growth.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Accounting
    Current Employee - Accounting
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    All around good company to work for


  6. "fair experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Ford & Harrison full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The lawyers are good and experienced, many nice people. Good work-life balance. Don't see a lot of weekend e-mail traffic.

    Cons

    Old school re associates and business development; losing good people. Older partners do not share business generation even if associate active in helping bring the business in.


  7. "good place to wofrk"

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

    Pros

    lots of money, lots of free time

    Cons

    no cons, awesome place to work. boss is a little bit of a tough guy at times

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  8. Helpful (1)

    "I felt I had to look out for myself."

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

    Pros

    There are some great people at Ford & Harrison who truly believe in you and want nothing but the best for you but unfortunately they are not in the right position to or "tier" to do anything about it.

    Cons

    Extreme lack of communication in the firm as a whole. Who's on first? What's on second? I don't know's on third kind of thing going on.

    Advice to Management

    Was very concerned about /the future of the leadership of the firm. Other firms within the same practice areas have had significant increase in profits for the last couple years, unlike F&H. Bad luck? or Bad management? My current firm runs the show totally different and takes care of their attorneys and staff, alike. Last, but not least, you need a REAL MARKETING DEPARTMENT.


  9. "Two thumbs up"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great place to work considering it's biglaw.

    Cons

    Not much I can think of. Long hours, but that is expected.