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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2019

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2.8
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34%
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Henry Walker
15 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits compared to other firms(in 4 reviews)

  • "A great place to apply and hone your craft, but you need to bring your skills with you(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Reorganization, merger, poor management, no work life balance(in 4 reviews)

  • "long hours, slow advancement to partner(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

    Pros

    I worked in the Menlo Park office. The attorneys and professional staff were nice. There were nice social events and free snacks at work. Menlo Park is mostly IP.

    Cons

    Hard to advance, but that is true of most law firms

    Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton2018-09-03
  2. "Mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A great team of individuals in my department

    Cons

    Management really doesn't manage well CEO is obsessed with money

    Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton2019-05-29
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Management Needs to Wake Up"

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    Former Employee - Staff in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits; PTO; coworkers and location

    Cons

    Management; no loyalty; pay; staff treatment

    Advice to Management

    Quit cutting corners and start paying attention. When individuals who have been at the firm for nearly a decade start dropping like flies it’s time to address the problem. While cutting corners and the budget may make the firm appear more profitable it also makes the firm look cheap. Start rewarding the individuals who have been at the firm for years and work hard with the pay they deserve. And, trim the fat by getting...

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    Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton2019-05-19
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Management/HR Needs to Wake Up"

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    Current Employee - Staff in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fellow employees (mostly) Good firm reputation regarding its work product Nice view of city.

    Cons

    HR apparently checked out about 5 years ago at least. No management or accountability of staff. Blatant favoritism regarding staff.

    Advice to Management

    Please wake up! There are those of us who care about work product and have conscientious work ethics. Many staff do not and literally watch movies at their desk, tell their attorneys no they can’t help or don’t even respond. They abuse their work hours. They have zero pride in work product or teamwork, which makes a select few work very hard trying to hold things together. Look at firms rating on Glassdoor! Partners...

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    Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton2019-04-27
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Bad pay poor morale"

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    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Some good mentoring and nice people

    Cons

    The pay is bad and corners are cut *everywhere* to cut costs. It's hard to feel like one can do his/ her job well. VERY little opportunity to advance to partnership.

    Advice to Management

    Pay better or give bonuses

    Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton2019-04-10
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Its a Job"

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

    I worked at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Stable for the most part, there are many long-time colleagues. Great benefits compared to other firms. A great place to apply and hone your craft, but you need to bring your skills with you. Not much training or professional development here.

    Cons

    No real appreciation for staff in non-Atlanta offices. If you are a person who needs kudos and attaboys, this place is not for you. No real advancement or training opportunities here. It makes this firm either a starting point in your career or a stopping point. Unless you want to coast and atrophy. The firm is not competitive with its compensation or "merit" raises. Bonuses for staff are not impressive except that...

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    Advice to Management

    Certain offices are run like feudal Kingdoms. There is a lot of "do as I say and not as I do". Morale is not what you think it is and productivity is suffering. Some of your middle managers and administrators are incompetent and poor fits for their roles. Who watches and evaluates them?

    Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton2019-03-20
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Biglaw Firm, Good to cut your teeth if you're an IP Prosecutor"

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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney 

    I worked at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Allow you to work independently, not a lot of micromanagement (depending on the partner). Decent pay, especially for lower level associates. Intelligent and knowledgeable coworkers. Good support systems in place. Generally transparent expectations.

    Cons

    The firm generally does not allow variety of practice, you are quickly siloed. The pay scale is compressed and runs out of steam as you progress (compared to competitors). Annual hour requirement and billing rates are increasing over time. It is becoming more difficult to become partner.

    Advice to Management

    Adapt to the changing market quicker. IP Prosecution is becoming more commoditized as time goes on. It is becoming difficult to justify the billable hour requirements and hourly pay rates compared to competing careers. Trying to "Moneyball" prosecution and silo your associates might attract a certain type of associate, but they are becoming increasingly difficult to attract and maintain especially in competitive markets.

    Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton2019-03-20
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Ok place to work in."

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      Former Employee - Administrative 

      I worked at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Very nice people to work with.

      Cons

      People that shouldn’t have managerial positions hold high positions.

      Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton2019-04-02
    • "KTS"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      It was a nice place to work

      Cons

      Some internal disagreements with head office and local office

      Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton2019-03-17
    • Helpful (3)

      "African Americans need not apply."

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      Current Employee - Legal in Atlanta, GA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Great PTO and nice personnel, outsude of management.

      Cons

      Nepotism is big. Nonqualified management in major areas. Have African Americans as Chief of Diversity and HR who doesn't listen to racist complaints from African Americans, are there for looks outside the firm. Too many employees unqualified promoted. No room for growth for any minority on all levels. Out of hundreds of attorneys, maybe 1% minoritues.

      Advice to Management

      Use your talent from within. Great people keep leaving. I've watched this place loose great people that other firms embraced and promoted due to their talent. Like other reviewers. I'm shocked we haven't gone under.

      Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton2019-03-16
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