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Updated August 24, 2017
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  1. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lathrop Gage full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great culture.

    Cons

    Recent layoffs did not seem fair.


  2. "Absolutely awful management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lathrop Gage full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty competitive - compensation too

    Cons

    Good 'ole boy firm - favoritism rampant

    Advice to Management

    Fire them and get competent managers/directors/chiefs

  3. "Good team"

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    Current Employee - Patent Agent in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Patent Agent in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The partners are quite supportive of our learning a variety of skills, and the firm generally sponsor us to law school after working for 1-2 years.

    Cons

    There are some very good staff members (e.g., paralegals, docketing, foreign filing), but we lack a systematic staff training system, and some the supporting staff needs to be better trained.

    Advice to Management

    The management team, i.e., the partners in the Boston office, are really getting along with each other, and have no substantial conflict that could affect the attorneys, patent agents, and tech specs' work.


  4. "Litigation Paralegal"

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    Current Employee - Litigation Paralegal in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Litigation Paralegal in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lathrop Gage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great firm to work for!

    Cons

    I can't think of any.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "needs to improve"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lathrop Gage full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great office environment and team work.

    Cons

    Management is ineffective and communication is poor


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Some good people and some really awful management"

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    Former Employee - Attorney
    Former Employee - Attorney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lathrop Gage full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are some great people at this firm, people who care about mentoring those beneath them on the food chain, and who will actually get to know you. Unfortunately, most those people have no role in management. Management is terribly out of touch with the average employee and care more about firm profits than the long term for their employees.

    Cons

    Terrible management, treatment of some employees borders upon cruelty. Very few advancement opportunities for female attorneys. High turnover rate for all of these reasons.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees than your bottom line and perceived liabilities.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Good People, Terrible Benefits/HR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lathrop Gage full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Actual colleagues are impressively amicable, respectful, and good to work with. Good job advancement opportunities, even when you're starting out in an administrative/support role.

    Cons

    Absolutely terrible benefits, especially in terms of PTO. President's Day and Columbus Day not offered. No sick time, just a total for vacation and sick which is enough for either sick or vacation but not both. No floating holidays. And no working from home for hourly employees, even when most of the work is being done electronically and you're spending literally 7 out of 7.5 hours working completely alone and in silence. Won't even compensate for the full amount of a monthly public transportation pass.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being cheap and give people President's Day off and offer sick days as well as vacation days (if they're all going to fall under the same heading, then add more days). And floating holidays, since we're not all cookie-cutter Christians who just need Christmas Day off. People aren't robots and if an employee doesn't have enough time to take care of his/her life, then they won't have the energy or, frankly, the desire to work for you. And when a serious complaint is mentioned in response to an HR survey, make sure HR follows up.

  8. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lathrop Gage full-time

    Pros

    People are great and environment is collegial.

    Cons

    Benefits and PTO are sub par


  9. Helpful (4)

    "IP Division - will soon dissolve"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lathrop Gage full-time

    Pros

    They are located in downtown Denver.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Lack of leadership and communication. Old school in the entire IP division. They work Harder not smarter. They lost +10 attys in 2016.
    All offices process and work differently. Each office has their own policy and procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Don't have attys in charge of attys.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Ok place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Lathrop Gage full-time

    Pros

    nice people, interesting work, fantastic location in Boston, lots of interesting cases, easy commute, beautiful office, nice coffee place in building

    Cons

    benefits are awful, low salaries, don't even bother with negotiating a salary increase, administrative staff are treated poorly

    Advice to Management

    be nice people! Lots of people making a ton of money and there is no trickle down effect...assistants work really hard for rainmakers without even a thank you


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