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Hogan Lovells Reviews

Updated May 18, 2018
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Hogan Lovells CEO Stephen J. Immelt
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Pros
  • Friendly, great clients, interesting work (in 13 reviews)

  • Mostly friendly culture, decent work life balance compared to other big firms, decent benefits and salary, some flexibility to working (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • No life outside the office, excruciatingly long hours also due to understaffing (in 20 reviews)

  • Can't think of any down sides of this great law firm (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "one of the best firms"

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

    I worked at Hogan Lovells full-time

    Pros

    excellent training, approachable partners, work life balance

    Cons

    nothing compared to other big law firms


  2. "Stressful but all worth it"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hogan Lovells full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Will help you out as long as you ask many questions but will have your back.

    Cons

    Stressful but all worth it. You get to know those in other departments who you will work with on a daily basis.

  3. "Positive Experience"

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    Current Employee - Paralegal in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Boston, MA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hogan Lovells full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work, talented people, possibilities for advancement, decent benefits, good corporate citizenship, international presence with potential for cross border projects, potential to telecommute

    Cons

    Very large organization with a lot of people to manage, it is possible to get lost in many layers of the firm, work is not always available

    Advice to Management

    Generally all is well! I would suggest offering more advanced training to employees who are interested, and making those resources more publicly available for all employees


  4. "Great Denver Office"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Associate in Denver, CO

    I worked at Hogan Lovells full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic colleagues and top pay.

    Cons

    Antiquated big firm business model.


  5. "Great Internship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    relaxed, but proactivity will get you far

    Cons

    cubicle office, long hours at times


  6. "M&bd coordinator"

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

    I have been working at Hogan Lovells full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, challenging work, good opportunity to learn good skills

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, not much room for growth, no one knows each other, work like slave


  7. "Current associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hogan Lovells full-time

    Pros

    High level of autonomy, generally nice people

    Cons

    Very aloof management, no real opportunity for advancement, field of dreams business plan in NY

    Advice to Management

    Talk to (and listen to) associates

  8. "Encouraging mediocrity, every day"

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    Former Employee - M&BD
    Former Employee - M&BD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hogan Lovells full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are good (until you decide to leave, and then they terminate health coverage on your departure date instead of continuing it until the end of the the month like any other employer)
    Reasonable hours (occasionally)
    Relatively frequent team activities
    Pays market rate (at least your first year. Raises are small, barely cost of living)

    Cons

    Does not reward high performance, only adhering to strict processes that come straight out of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"
    Even small teams have four layers of management. The hierarchy doesn't allow anything to get done.
    Business services are second class to lawyers.
    No support for continuing education.

    Advice to Management

    Stop paying lip service to innovation. Be willing to compensate people for exceptional performance and to hire amazing people (even though it's more expensive). Cut the fat. Support your employees' pursuit of continuing education (and maybe even provide funding!). It's an investment in your future.


  9. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Hogan Lovells full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic work place. Friendly people. Excellent benefits

    Cons

    The job ended at no fault of the firm.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Be forewarned"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hogan Lovells full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Other than collecting a paycheck, I cannot think of any in my opinion.

    Cons

    Management style is right out of the 80‘s. Unwilling to invest in resources you can do your job properly. Office administrator spends her time and energy on partners only. Horrible support services that are non responsive and not accountable. Do not pay market rate salaries but have top dollar expectations. Awful benefits. Terrible morale.


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