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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Reviews

Updated January 3, 2017
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  1. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Big firm with competitive pay and fantastic clients. Despite the firm's size, management pays a lot of attention to individual associates, and truly cares about their career development.

    Cons

    Typical big firm stuff. Long hours, demanding clients and partners. In some rare cases, an associate can be over exposed to a particular partner, who may sour that associate's relationship with the firm as a whole

    Advice to Management

    Continue helping young lawyers find their place in the firm, and the profession --- and intervene in cases where the associate-partner relationship is a bad fit.


  2. "Great office/work environment, tough to advance career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly attorneys and staff people, all easy to work with. Good amount of vacation/sick time, and other benefits.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance your career. Not a lot of training given.


  3. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    friendly attorneys
    friendly atmosphere
    open-door policy
    good amount of PTO

    Cons

    Atlanta office has final say in decisions for all offices
    lots of favoritism amongst staff/HR in the DC office
    zero room for advancement (staff)
    pay is mediocre compared to pay at other DC law firms
    bonuses are a joke
    senior attorneys opinions in DC office do not matter if Atlanta disagrees
    staff does not have a "voice" - at least those who actually work - nor do the staff members feel they are supported

    Advice to Management

    when you have excellent employees who are honest about improvements for the greater good of the DC office, don't shoot them down and expect them to stay! Great workers want to continue to be great and grow but it is very difficult to do so when you are surrounded by a staff where 80% don't do much of anything at all and it's accepted. Personal relationships between HR and staff are not a secret - giving those staff members special treatment is completely unacceptable.


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  5. "Fun place to work/ no money/ long hours"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A great place to learn the law- particularly IP.

    Cons

    They're more than a little hady in some of their dealings. I was made to feel that to get along, I had to go along.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more money and have less ammenities.


  6. "Good firm but no room for growth or maybe badluck with manager"

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    Former Employee - Case Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Case Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits! lots of parties and they take staff appreciation serious. lots of charity help and contributions.

    Cons

    maybe i was stuck with a bad manager. i kept trying to move up but was always given the "you don't have enough experience yet" speech. so i ALWAYS asked to be given more work and responsibilities that way i can gain the experiences i needed but no work came. always had to beg for work just so i can make my annual billable quota. workflow was terrible. no one should have to stress over getting work - specially if you're the one who will be penalized if you dont meet your quota, even if it really depends on the manager that should be allocating the work. it was like setting you up to fail, needless to say, i had to get out of there because my career was stagnant!

    Advice to Management

    individual growth is important to everyone, so keep that in mind if you want to keep your employees happy.


  7. "Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Paralegal in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, support staff only

    Cons

    Reorganization, merger, poor management, no work life balance


  8. "Depends on what kind of job you have"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to practice IP law as an attorney,

    Cons

    Bad place to be in any administrative role, unless you are in HQ in Atlanta

    Advice to Management

    Diversify and have more leadership opportunities in satellite offices.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Staff Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Laid back environment (very "Silicon Valley"), friendly attorneys, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Outdated technology, firm lacks cohesive culture (my group is great, but have had negative interactions outside my group)


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton full-time

    Pros

    Great products and good people. I enjoy spending time with co workers and good health benefits. Company meetings and outings are fun as well.

    Cons

    Micromanaged and extremely underpaid. Way below the industry standards. Would like more autonomy and leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention the moral of teams. Non existent and lacks communication between groups. No one is perfect, but changes need to be made.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Watch your back"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    wide variety of practice areas
    nice office space
    good set of clients

    Cons

    client poaching is encouraged and aided by management
    management rewards Partners based on who they like, not who contributes to the firm
    management attempts to manipulate employees on a regular basis

    Advice to Management

    be honest
    be fair
    stop helping some Partners to succeed at the expense of others
    stop lying to people



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