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Holland & Knight Reviews

Updated January 28, 2019
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Pros
  • "And, while my department is responsible for work that many times can only be done afterhours, we also enjoy a good work / life balance" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Is the best law firm I ever worked with, they recruit the best legal teams and compensate accordingly" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance is good but could be improved" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Horribly understaffed, poor communication from management, many C-level managers are unqualified, high turnover in key positions" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Holland & Knight full-time

    Pros

    Highly respected firm without the pretentious attitudes that often come with "Big Law" law firms.

    Cons

    Not as known as similarly sized firms in certain legal markets


  2. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Holland & Knight full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Orlando office - best place I ever worked.

    Cons

    I don’t have any cons to the Orlando office.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "IT Department is a great place to work at."

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

    I have been working at Holland & Knight full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I recently saw a negative comment on Glassdoor’s website about our CIO. I found the remarks to be so far from the truth that I felt compelled to write this post.

    I’ve been in IT for over 25 years, the last 6 of which have been with Holland & Knight. I can honestly say that our current CIO is the best I have ever worked for.

    In my professional opinion, he has his priorities and attitude correctly aligned: Security #1, Disaster Recovery, Data Protection, User Experience, and System Stability are just a few. He follows proven IT methods and selects the very best solutions / products to achieve and maintain a competitive edge without being on the bleeding edge.

    He genuinely cares about employees and treats everyone with respect, which has resulted in a very positive morale in IT. While there will always be stress associated with maintaining a highly effective and efficient IT environment, the stress we currently experience is productive and rewarding. And, while my department is responsible for work that many times can only be done afterhours, we also enjoy a good work / life balance.

    The last comment I’d like to make, and probably the most important, is that he is a very honest person with a high degree of integrity. He always says, “Do what is best for the firm and you are doing the right thing.”

    If you have any doubts about working in the IT department at Holland & Knight, I suggest that you ask to meet with the CIO in person. I’m sure you will find him to be the kind of leader you would be proud to work for.

    Cons

    No Cons at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Outstanding CIO"

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    Current Employee - IT Training Director in Brandon, FL
    Current Employee - IT Training Director in Brandon, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Holland & Knight full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    In response to a recent review by a former employee, I would like to state that Matt McKinley, our current CIO, is an outstanding Thought Leader with both a current and future vision for IT at H&K, who possesses the knowledge and skills to bring that vision to fruition. Matt is honest and his integrity is above reproach. He genuinely cares about people and promotes transparency, which has culminated in exceptional cross-team collaboration. I am honored to have the opportunity to work with Matt.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "IT Department is a mess"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Holland & Knight full-time

    Pros

    The IT department had its act together when Conlon was there. It has been downhill ever since he left.

    Cons

    Things have fallen apart. NO ONE respects the CIO. He is a puppet without an original thought.

    Advice to Management

    The attorneys and staff in the law offices are great. Brandon needs to be restaffed from the top down.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to be"

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

    I have been working at Holland & Knight full-time

    Pros

    Efficient work place with tons of friendly people.

    Cons

    Group sizes are very large and at times intimidating.


  7. "Understaffed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Holland & Knight full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and PTO package

    Cons

    Horribly understaffed, poor communication from management, many C-level managers are unqualified, high turnover in key positions.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people and pay current (not 1990s) market rates to keep good employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "secretary"

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Holland & Knight full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    nice people, Monday through Friday job.

    Cons

    not enough raises, don't appreciate employees


  9. "Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Holland & Knight full-time

    Pros

    Very forward thinking and up on current technologies.

    Cons

    None. Big firm so hard to stand out.


  10. "Senior Legal Secretary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Holland & Knight full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly coworkers and colleagues from multiple offices

    Cons

    Nothing negative while working here

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!