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Updated February 8, 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)

  • Still a corporate law firm- a lot of emphasis on the bottom line (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great so far"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hogan Lovells full-time

    Pros

    Pro bono work is excellent, drawing on lots of different teams at the firm to bring lots of different experiences to any particular problem

    Cons

    The technology the firm uses is really bad. The laptop computers are slow and the connections through virtual private networks and other remote log-on are glitchy. The options for a firm cell phone are limited

    Advice to Management

    Try and do less of the Fortune 500-esque branding and corporate speak. It is really off putting and does not come across as professional and lawyerly


  2. "Enjoy my team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Team really helps each other out.

    Cons

    Sometimes intense pressure and deadlines.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "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.


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  5. "Good Employer"

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    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.


  6. 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.


  7. "Marketing Manager"

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

    I have been working at Hogan Lovells full-time

    Pros

    Good people. Flexible work arrangements. Varied and interesting work provides an opportunity to develop different skills.

    Cons

    Little to no opportunity for advancement, based on the management structure (i.e. there's nowhere to go from here). "Too many cooks" can make projects drag on.


  8. "Poor Employee Treatment"

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    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".


  9. "Great Network, High Standards"

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    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.


  10. "Highly misogynistic senior management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hogan Lovells (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Complex, challenging cases from the world's largest companies; good pro bono program

    Cons

    Managing partner sees women as lawyers or mothers but somehow can't comprehend them doing both well. Whether you succeed in the firm depends entirely on whether you work for a powerful partner who will sponsor you for partnership and share client origination credit with you until you build your own book of business. Management makes promises and then moves the goalposts.


  11. "Good place to work!"

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

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

    Pros

    They have really good benefits, generous vacation time, great diversity, and good people. They also had lots of fun work events.

    Cons

    The downside is that they don't provide bonuses or tuition reimbursement. Corporate gym discounts were minimal. And most distressing...salary caps for assistants.



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