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Hughes Hubbard Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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  1. "Excellent work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hughes Hubbard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong team work, collegial atmosphere

    Cons

    Management could be more forthcoming


  2. "Great firm to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Hughes Hubbard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and amazing learning experience.

    Cons

    In order to be promoted you need to move to the New York office.

  3. "Worked to the bone"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hughes Hubbard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There's usually OT available if you're looking for it

    Cons

    Culture is cutthroat, replaced in an instant if you're not willing to put in a ton of hours. Always concerned about how much of your work is billable

    Advice to Management

    Create a culture of friendliness, and maybe you will see less turnover


  4. "Paralegal- Stay Away!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Litigation Paralegal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Litigation Paralegal in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hughes Hubbard full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing, place has a horrible work culture. Wish I never stepped foot inside this place.

    Work at another corporate law firm.

    Cons

    Attorneys will throw you under the bus when it suits them.

    Crazy overtime with little compensation or sympathy.

    The Managing Attorney is the worst employer I've ever met in my professional career.

    Advice to Management

    Fire your Managing Attorney for the Paralegal Department


  5. "Used to be a great firm, now it's horrible...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Staff in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Support Staff in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Hughes Hubbard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    the attorneys are friendly and down to earth.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care who you are or how many years you've dedicated to this place. You're just a number and a body. Doesn't matter if you're an attorney (every level), support staff (secretary or a department). All they care about is the money. They have taken away any extra perk of working here. Support staff salaries are also capped. Once you reach the cap...there is NO incentive to work here. Please note that Chuck Scherer hasn't been the CEO in years. And everyone misses him. The new CEO...he could care less who you are or in getting to know you as a person.

    Advice to Management

    You brought this place down. Hope you're proud of yourself.


  6. "Great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Litigation Paralegal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Litigation Paralegal in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hughes Hubbard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Associates and partners very supportive

    Cons

    Work life balance can be lacking at times.


  7. "Litigation Counsel"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Attorney in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Attorney in New York, NY

    I worked at Hughes Hubbard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    i loved what I did. Led product liability teams furnishing trial teams with deposition and medical and scientifi defenses.

    Cons

    more inclusion in status of orojects and firm business

    Advice to Management

    Transparency and inclusion. Growth requires opportunities.

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    "Days Gone By"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hughes Hubbard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    HHR was a very nice place to work, as far as law firms in NYC go. They are certainly different from many other firms, as most employees (lawyers included!) were genuinely nice and easy to get along with. The environment, though corporate was also very comfortable. Staff especially supported one another in a variety of ways, from transcription to copy to proofreading, etc.

    Cons

    Not everyone works especially hard at HHR and maybe that's true for a lot of places. In our present day, however, I'd like to think that there's greater oversight as to who is performing and who is not. HHR would do well to take a realistic look across the board.

    Advice to Management

    Trim some of the fat and pay attention. I am all for loyalty, but there are under performers at HHR that are only draining the coffers because they enjoy certain level of complacency due to their many years of service.


  9. "Paralegal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Litigation Paralegal in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Litigation Paralegal in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hughes Hubbard full-time

    Pros

    Some of the attorneys are nice, and paralegals become good friends with one another.

    Cons

    The manager is horrible, hours are very long. If you ever leave on time, it's seen as a grounds for a punishment later. Teams are very disorganized and the work culture can be very grueling. There are few happy people.


  10. "Don't Do It!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Staff in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Support Staff in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hughes Hubbard (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good health and wellness benefits for all

    Cons

    Administrative Staff unimportant, no employee incentives what-so-ever, if you are not working under a partner in the administrative role, then you're screwed, there is real support for the administrative staff, not up-to-date on technology, do not have job descriptions so you are at their mercy when it comes to your position and does not post current job openings.

    Advice to Management

    Get better management in field offices and people who care about support staff. Support staff carries the load of the offices.


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