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Harness Dickey & Pierce Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  1. "Patent Prosecution Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Patent Prosecution Specialist in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Patent Prosecution Specialist in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Harness Dickey & Pierce full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work
    Good work/life balance
    Good PTO
    Business casual

    Cons

    No room for growth
    Low pay scale


  2. "Great Place and Interesting Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harness Dickey & Pierce full-time

    Pros

    Good firm. Care about the staff and associates. Great place for someone wanting a career focused on Intellectual Property. That's all they do.

    Cons

    Firm provides good benefits for the employee. However, family health insurance is expensive.


  3. "Could've been better"

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    Former Employee - Records Administrator in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Records Administrator in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Harness Dickey & Pierce full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really liked the people that I worked with. The docketing manager was great. The attorneys seem pretty nice there.

    Cons

    Looking for perfection despite having people double checking your work.


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  5. "Sr IP Legal Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Harness Dickey & Pierce full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours and quiet enviornment

    Cons

    Horrible moral, bonuses and HR


  6. "Not a happy place to work;"

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    Former Employee - Patent Agent in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Patent Agent in Reston, VA

    I worked at Harness Dickey & Pierce full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The firm provided mentor-ship training system, which was very good. As a result, you would receive very good professional training.

    medical insurance was very good.

    Cons

    Office politics, gossip, and bad tempered people. Not many business development opportunities. Introducing potential clients are not appreciated as you would expect.

    Salary not as high as peer firms in DC area.

    Advice to Management

    NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA. I no longer work for the firm and I have no advice to management.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Worst professional experience. Ever."

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Harness Dickey & Pierce full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros to working at this firm. There are no pros to working at this firm. There are no pros to working at this firm.

    Cons

    The pay is lousy and the benefits are terrible. Management is the worst I've ever seen, completely incompetent. Staff is equally bad, very childish and high school like. Partners are very untrustworthy.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management? If you're management at this firm then you're part of the problem!!


  8. "In retrospect, my time there felt like a stressfully-bad dream."

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    Current Employee - Records Administrator in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Records Administrator in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Harness Dickey & Pierce full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This employer provides good health, dental, and vision insurance. There is also a year-end bonus, amount of which is dependent upon length of employment and whether one works for an attorney or not. The vacation/sick time is industry norm.

    Cons

    HDP has a very cliquish atmosphere and nepotism abounds! It flies under the radar, but morale is low and there is unnecessary management-caused stress.

    Advice to Management

    Morale is low - start caring about who is actually doing the work. Stop playing obvious favorites. Get serious about managing effectively.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Worst place ever--The HR manager in Detroit holds vendettas against employees"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harness Dickey & Pierce full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Really none-this used to be a great place to work--then they hired an awful HR lady we all nicknamed the Beast--she holds vendettas, fires older workers for no reason except to increase her bonus and basically knows nothing about running an office and gets paid six figures to do it--cant believe they havent wisened up

    Cons

    See above it speaks for itself

    Advice to Management

    Fire the Management


  10. "Best job ever!"

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

    I have been working at Harness Dickey & Pierce full-time

    Pros

    Good pay. Nice work environment. Great co-workers. If you do a good job, you will be recognized and paid accordingly.

    Cons

    More casual days would be nice.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Do not trust the partners!"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Associate in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Harness Dickey & Pierce full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good location outside DC. Plenty of covered parking. Decent office.

    Cons

    The partners will stab you in the back - they will smile to your face and talk trash behind your back*. I had to leave once this became apparent. Their lack of respect for any associate who makes a mistake WHILE LEARNING the patent practice is disgusting. Contrary to what they tell you, they have zero tolerance.

    *It's the quiet one you should watch out for (you know who you are).

    Advice to Management

    Have a little more respect for your employees - after all, they are the ones making you rich.



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