Jones Day Reviews

Updated Aug 3, 2020

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4.1
71%
Recommend to a Friend
88%
Approve of CEO
Jones Day Managing Partner Stephen J. Brogan
Stephen J. Brogan
80 Ratings
Pros
  • "Many of the partners and associates are good people(in 10 reviews)

  • "There are great people to work with and there is a great firm culture(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Salaries, long hours, I do not, find any, other inconvenient(in 14 reviews)

  • "Thus, in comparison with a small law firm, the intern will not have the opportunity to draft written submissions(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Jones Day full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The work environment is very collegial

    Cons

    it's typically a high stress job

  2. "Jones Day Associate"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jones Day full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are great people to work with and there is a great firm culture.

    Cons

    The billable hours system and long hours in big law.

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  3. "Interesting legal work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Jones Day full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Reputable law firm with interesting legal work

    Cons

    Lack of transparency in certain areas

  4. "Brilliant, personable co-workers and shorter (but still ungodly) hours than typical in BigLaw."

    4.0
    Former Employee - Associate in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jones Day full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Work with the best lawyers in Ohio -Good pay for the market -Decent support services -Exit options are great

    Cons

    -Ungodly hours (I had several months where I was forced to commute an hour each way to a different location and then bill ~260 hours on top of that). -Black box compensation

  5. "Great Law Firm"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Attorney in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Jones Day full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great lawfirm, very nice collegues.

    Cons

    None for the moment that I can think of

  6. "Buttoned up firm, culture can vary by office"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jones Day full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lack of yellers and blatant disrespect People tend to keep to themselves, minimal face time pressure

    Cons

    Firm culture doesn't feel cohesive Very political Staff are treated like second class citizens

  7. "WORK HERE"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jones Day full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone here has been here for years, has incredible experience, and is always willing to help learn

    Cons

    None at the moment, though sometimes it can be a little "cliquey"

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Truly awful experience"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jones Day full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Helpful administrative staff, some interesting co-workers.

    Cons

    I felt lied to - I was recruited being told that I could spend my summer working in a specific practice and turned down other (much higher ranked) law firms for that opportunity. When the summer started, I was basically told that while I could take a project or two in the practice area that I wanted to work in that if I wanted to receive an offer that I would need to focus on other areas. I felt that the main partners were rude and dismissive (both of my concerns and in general), felt the culture was not friendly or welcoming, and I was very happy to secure post-graduate employment outside of the firm.

  9. "Legal assistant"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jones Day full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Salary Intellectually stimulating people Great benefits

    Cons

    Staff are definitely second class citizens

  10. "Great for some people"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jones Day full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people, the parties, the cafeteria

    Cons

    Some lawyers are rude to staff, clients (they represented Trump during the 2016 election), some fears about pay discrimination have come out recently

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