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Holland & Knight Reviews

Updated October 5, 2018
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Pros
  • "Prestigious law firm that will look good on resume" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and pay was competitive at the time, casual environment, great people to work with" (in 8 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. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. 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


  4. "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!


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Unskilled Managers Using Bravado in Place of Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brandon, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brandon, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Holland & Knight full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Snacks in cafeteria are always available and reasonably priced. Campus is a nice place to walk. A handful of decent, dedicated employees work in the building. The attorneys probably know their practices, but you can't be sure since you won't be communicating with them directly.

    Cons

    Lower to mid-level management needs to realize that experience, intelligence and work ethic count. Unfortunately, managers are promoted with little experience and even less intelligence. Bullying and bravado in place of actual skill is common, to a laughable degree. Training is non-existent. Poor communication (or lack thereof) is consistent. Bad vibes abound, and bad-mouthing is rampant. Organizational structure is counter-intuitive, bordering on nonsensical. If you're an honest, intelligent, hard-working employee, don't expect to enjoy your tenure. If you know your craft and have a track record of success, you'd be much better served in another place of employment. Senior management and directors stay hidden in the shadows.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to stop promoting lower management due to idle threats and bullying. Behaving like managers, or even professional adults, should be a primary goal.


  6. "AP"

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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

    Liked working here. Good company culture

    Cons

    Lacked professional growth in career growth

    Advice to Management

    doing a good job with what you are doing.


  7. "Litigation Paralegal"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Holland & Knight full-time

    Pros

    Engaged community of professionals. Great work/life balance. Heightened sense of camaraderie.

    Cons

    There can be times when the schedule is rigorous.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "AP Specialist"

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

    I worked at Holland & Knight full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good entry level position.

    Cons

    Low Pay. No room for advancement. Poor management.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Money Speaks not Promises"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice offices, some nice people, good salary

    Cons

    Organization protects bad managers- if you have a book of business, you can be a jerk with little accountability from the firm.
    Firm management lures employees in with a sales pitch but backs it up with little support.

    Advice to Management

    Don't protect attorneys who are bad managers from accountability and look beyond the numbers to do a real evaluation of employee performance.


  10. "Great people and great culture."

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Holland & Knight full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great firm culture and supportive human resources team. Easily one of the best firms in Miami.

    Cons

    Expectations can vary greatly by attorney.


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