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Jones Day Reviews

Updated March 14, 2019
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Jones Day Managing Partner Stephen J. Brogan
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Pros
  • "Great People Great Location Hours are goods compared other biglaw" (in 8 reviews)

  • "lively work environment, diverse set of people" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can get out of hand at times" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Long hours and unreasonable timing demands" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Good Choice"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Summer Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Summer Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jones Day full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good quality of work, generous pay

    Cons

    Too much isolation sometimes is hard.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keepin' on


  2. "Hard work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jones Day full-time

    Pros

    The pay is competitive for big law.

    Cons

    The hours are the same as big law.

  3. "Good firm to work for"

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    Current Employee - Staff in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Staff in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jones Day full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    PTO great cafeteria. Friendly staff

    Cons

    No bonuses. Very little perks for staff

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the bonuses


  4. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lawyer Support Assistant
    Current Employee - Lawyer Support Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jones Day full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are opportunities to move up within the company on the administration side

    Cons

    Some employees act very unprofessional


  5. "“Financially Conservative” but love coming to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Litigation Project Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Litigation Project Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jones Day full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers with great attitude, team environment, opportunities to learn and expand skill set and reaponsibilities

    Cons

    Less competitive salary and benefits, unclear path for advancement within the firm , not generous with raises - amount to cost-of-living increases


  6. "Not too bad"

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

    I worked at Jones Day full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good job environment, great coworkers

    Cons

    Some management is lazy and don't know the job.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of dead weight employees.


  7. "Global culture"

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

    I have been working at Jones Day full-time

    Pros

    Attorneys and staff have made a commitment to the Firm and believe in its mission.

    Cons

    Slow to embrace flexible working arrangements; could spend more time considering management strategies to take it to the next level.

  8. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jones Day full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Not much cons that I can think of


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Women Beware"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jones Day full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Looks good on a resume, people there will generally be nice to your face , it is possible to gain some good and transferable experience if you get in with the right group/partner

    Cons

    Miserable people, salaries are highly uncompetitive compared to other large firms of same standing, no bonuses (and no, the salaries do not make it for that, for the vast majority of associates), rampant pay discrimination against women, inability and no desire to retain and promote female attorneys, old boys club, absolutely terrible review and evaluation process (how is it even legal?), widespread culture that rewards and promotes those who throw junior associates under the bus for their own personal gain. The culture at this firm is psychologically abusive, and for women, it can be highly damaging to your career, as you are given menial work, lower hours, and lower pay compared to your male counterparts (and compared to your female friends at other big name law firms).

    Advice to Management

    Your prior female associates who go on to succeed in in-house roles will not be hiring your firm for their future legal needs. Your firm's self-perpetuating culture of misogyny is dangerous, and we don't expect management to take any steps to change that - so instead, we will spread the word and take active steps to ensure that our companies do not hire you.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work, bad at feedback"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jones Day full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent caliber of lawyers and support staff, high profile cases and clients (albeit heavy on "old school" industries - manufacturing, etc.).

    Cons

    Feedback given to associates each year is cryptic and reduced to a paragraph at best. The black box compensation system blurs accountability and incentives across associates.