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Hogan Lovells Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Good people, a company that really looks well after it's workers (in 10 reviews)

  • Varied and interesting work provides an opportunity to develop different skills (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours and often not enough employees on a given team to complete the work (in 13 reviews)

  • It also offers below market rates compared to other law firms (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Good Employer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Director in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hogan Lovells overall is a good place to work. The managers seem to genuinely care about the firm's success and employees' development and well being. They opened the Louisville Center this past year and are developing the office quickly. The people in Louisville are all new but are all exceptional in academics and potential. It is nice to work in a growing company where they are investing in their people.

    Cons

    None to discuss at this time.


  2. "Project Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MBD Project Coordinator, Americas in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - MBD Project Coordinator, Americas in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global work, office environment, co-workers

    Cons

    Raise percentage, doesn't seem to value business services as much as they should.


  3. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Market-based salary and compensation
    Loyal client base

    Cons

    Poor leadership
    Offices are poorly designed and dated


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "(Support Staff) Incredibly stressful but a decent opportunity to build your resume"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Information Technology in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -There are plenty of good folks at HL that work together to beat the daily grind
    -Company does seem truly committed to community service and giving back
    -Good atmosphere in the office including happy hours, holiday parties, and free beer on Fridays
    -This is a good place to establish yourself in your field, whether it's Legal, Paralegal, IT, Accounting, etc. - They have decent pay and great benefits with plenty of opportunity for overtime and seem to focus on the individual and potential more than the degree/resume etc.

    Cons

    -The partners at this firm are working almost nonstop and that burden is shared by their support staff and associates. Would regularly hear lawyers talking about how they worked remotely through an entire family vacation.
    -Because this company is owned by the same people who make operational decisions (the Partners), they have very little respect for the bottom line. They cut costs wherever they can and are often unwilling to embrace changes in business culture, especially when it comes to IT
    -Company very much has a "no questions asked" attitude about their operations. Input from support staff and lower level associates is scoffed at and most IT solutions are band-aid type efforts. No focus on how to prepare for the future in terms of technology.
    -Company is way too old school

    Advice to Management

    -Listen to your support staff. Just because they aren't attorneys doesn't mean they don't have valuable input. They are just as critical to the success of the company as the legal staff.
    -Invest in your IT department!!! Most of the biggest companies in the world are only there because they provide their product in an innovative way and use Technology to their advantage.
    -Partners need to hold their peers (the other Partners) accountable when they mistreat support staff and act like lunatics. It's hard to work for a company where the superiors who do respect you don't do anything to stop the superiors who don't.
    -Require that your attorneys maintain some basic level of understanding of modern technology. It makes the whole company look terrible when a Partner is working with Google and has no ability to use or understand modern technology. Your attorneys may be excellent at what they do, but at a certain level, an unwillingness to adapt to modern business culture is just stupidity masked by pretentiousness.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "If you aren't a lawyer, this isn't a place you will be happy at long-term"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hogan Lovells full-time

    Pros

    Nice office, subsidized cafeteria, benefits

    Cons

    Boring - if you aren't a lawyer then no one cares about you, feels like a caste system


  7. "Team work doesn't exist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hogan Lovells full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, ok vacation and great volunteer opportunity which are mandentor.

    Cons

    Plenty of work however the firm doesn't allow staff to work overtime and yet at the same time the firms to work to get done. No support from upper management, due to they are doing what needs to be done on there to keep there jobs/position. The is firm promotes teamwork, career advancement but it's not true at all!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and provide them with the right tools to be successful. A job is nice however rewarding the employees with career advancement would help boots employee moral. I was with Hogan Lovells for almost 6 years have had solved many issues, implement procedures and created a teamwork environment within my department with no help what so ever from the NY office administrator or the directors. This firm has an extremely high turn around. Most staff leave within a year. If you are not liked, you can bet you will not last at this firm.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Marketing Department Not a Cohesive Team"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Subsidized cafeteria
    Central location
    Some friendly attorneys and staff

    Cons

    No team atmosphere in the marketing department; everyone out for themselves and not a healthy environment. This was a time of transition of leadership, so perhaps better now. For practice area support, one person doing the work of at least two people and expected to work long hours with no real assistance. People were leaving constantly and for good reason.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, get them the support they need or distribute the work among more staff. Create a team atmosphere where people help one another out. Reward hard work.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Prepare for Biglaw"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    For being a biglaw firm, there are good areas. In some practices, associates work reasonable hours; in others, not so much.

    Cons

    Becoming a very up-or-out firm.


  10. "Poor Employee Treatment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Architect in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Architect in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hogan Lovells (More than a year)

    Pros

    The culture of this firm is simply politics and lacks management abilities. Abusive managers.

    Cons

    Not a healthy environment for employees to work at. Ignorant of various types of "abuse cases".


  11. "Great Network, High Standards"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hogan Lovells full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hogan Lovells has some of the best, most interesting work. Attracts really smart lawyers, and you will have access to a great network.

    Cons

    Depending on the group, there can be very long hours. As it has grown in size, so has the emphasis grown on hitting high hours. It has also become more difficult to make partner.


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