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Kenyon Reviews

Updated April 9, 2017
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  1. "Good firm"

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    Current Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Current Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Franklin Lakes, NJ

    I have been working at Kenyon (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    limited growth opportunities within firm.


  2. "Patent Paralegal"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PATENT PARALEGAL/LEGAL SECRETARY in New York, NY
    Former Employee - PATENT PARALEGAL/LEGAL SECRETARY in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Was able to work independently. Attorneys, when not swamped, would explain the rules and what it was they needed. Most of the staff would be great team workers.

    Cons

    Not good guidance from supervisors - possibly too stressed but when asked a question either wrong info was given or spoken to in not so nice a manner. Difficult and unapproachable, so had to do a lot of research on one's own. Toward the end, no one would give any instruction.

    Advice to Management

    Get proper guidance, instructions and updates to each and every staff member under their watch, without having to beg for info. In other words - SHARE THE KNOWLEDGE!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "The end?"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Staff in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lawyers and staff are generally friendly

    Cons

    Kenyon has lost many partners to other firms. Currently in merger talks. Will the firm cease to exist soon?


  4. Helpful (1)

    "kenyon"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Kenyon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Was a good company to work for

    Cons

    Laid people off that worked. Kept people that don't work.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Attorney"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Some partners are smart, good people to work with etc. The opportunities vary drastically between busy and slow times.

    Cons

    There are some partners to avoid. Getting good quality work is random.


  6. "I would work there again."

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    Former Employee - Patent Paralegal in Livingston, NJ
    Former Employee - Patent Paralegal in Livingston, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Everyone is really nice, at all levels. The offices are large and there is enough space. The work is interesting and the building is conveniently located on Broadway street, NYC. They were very understanding when I needed to take vacation or sick days, and they always made me feel welcome.

    Cons

    This is a big firm and you don't get to meet everyone. I cannot find anything else bad to say.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. It shows that you appreciate your employees.


  7. "Administrative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kenyon (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great!

    Managing partner is a realist. People are friendly, very family environment.

    Cons

    don't have anything bad to say about Kenyon. Love working her with my work family!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!!!

  8. "Facilities Manager"

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    Current Employee - Office Services Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Office Services Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Kenyon has given me the opportunity to grow with the firm.

    Cons

    Long and irregular work hours with the firm


  9. "Disillusioned"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot from partners who clearly know a lot about IP. Plenty of work for junior associates. Interesting cases. Compensation is ok for the amount of work.

    Cons

    Crazy staffing cuts. Stealth layoffs. Lots of whispers of general discontent. Hard to get staffed on interesting cases unless you receive favorable treatment from a partner. More and more associates are quietly leaving. Taking vacations is frowned upon.

    Advice to Management

    Distribute the workload more fairly to associates.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Paralegal"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good entry-level job to gain experience

    Cons

    low salary, need more interactive events/activties

    Advice to Management

    Need more central management of the paralegals


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