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Jenner & Block Reviews

Updated September 6, 2017
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  1. "Attorney"

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    Former Employee - Attorney in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Attorney in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jenner & Block full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, bonus, and benefits.

    Cons

    Not enough PTO and sometimes people are very cliquey.


  2. "Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Jenner & Block full-time

    Pros

    I currently work for a law firm. I am just looking for company reviews and comparing salaries. As I am keeping my options open to opportunities.

    Cons

    Not taking any less than what I already make. I already make barely enough to keep me afloat. I need to learn to live within my means,

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. I understand managing so many people can be very hard work so kudos to you for doing the hard work.

  3. "Jenner Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jenner & Block full-time

    Pros

    Worked with some really nice people

    Cons

    They don't really care about staff members

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff better


  4. "Former Full-Time Employee"

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    Former Employee - Attorney in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Attorney in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Jenner & Block full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay. Great benefits. Great opportunity to work with very smart, capable, driven, but collegial attorneys.

    Cons

    Occasionally associates struggle to find sufficient work and there is not always a clear path to finding new assignments.


  5. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jenner & Block full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good healthcare and PTO is very generous.

    Cons

    No upward mobility or clear career paths.


  6. "Litigation Project Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jenner & Block full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities for overtime

    Cons

    Depends on which team and cases you work on

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent


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    "Current Full-Time Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jenner & Block full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits here are outstanding; all of those that are expected (medical, dental, vision, etc.) as well as extras like backup daycare, profit sharing, and a generous PTO policy. Compensation is fair and bonuses are generous.

    Cons

    No casual Fridays, but that's not a big deal.

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    "Project Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jenner & Block full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment, competitive PTO, overtime benefits, full health coverage, dedication to LGBTQ and pro-bono, work-life balance, easy to ask for help from peers and mid-level paralegal staff.

    Cons

    Senior management can be difficult to communicate with, limited career-mobility. Clear hierarchy between all levels of employees that makes it difficult to organize and complete tasks efficiently.

    Advice to Management

    More delegation of tasks and responsibilities and less micro-management would be beneficial; overall commitment to clients and community is a plus.


  9. "Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work! I was proud to work for one of the best law firms in the nation. Amazing benefit package. Fun co-workers.

    Cons

    Some of the lawyers were difficult to work with.


  10. "Project Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Project Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Assistant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jenner & Block (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The biggest pro is the opportunity to work with some of the best corporate lawyers in the country (the caliber of attorney is particularly high in the DC office).

    Cons

    The work is very tedious and boring. Don't really feel like I contributed valuable work, as most of the Project Assistant work is assembling binders and doing purely administrative tasks. There is also no promotion ladder (except to paralegal, which is very rare and I don't think a lot of PAs want to be a career para). Additionally, the bonuses for PAs I think are very disorganized, as PAs are not on a structured timeline of yearly reviews and bonus dates. The base pay definitely leaves something to be desired as well.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to make the PA position a little more structured, and to try and let PAs do valuable, substantive work. I think a lot of people enter this role to decide if they want to go to law school or to pad their resume before going to law school, so it would be great to get to do real work.


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