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Littler Mendelson Reviews

Updated January 28, 2019
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Pros
  • "They are truly experts in the field of labor and employment law" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Law firm that promotes best practices across all business functions and runs like a fine oiled machine" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "It is a very corporate law firm" (in 14 reviews)

  • "And you can tell the last 2 Five star reviews of Kansas City were PLANTED by the firm" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful people"

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    Former Employee - Law Clerk
    Former Employee - Law Clerk

    I worked at Littler Mendelson part-time

    Pros

    Amazing location and wonderful people

    Cons

    I have no cons to share


  2. "Great firm but pay is not a top of market"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Associate in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Littler Mendelson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Workload is good, you will always hit your hours. Unlimited vacation and you dont have any issues taking it, just have to hit your hours.

    Cons

    Pay is below top of market and bonuses are extremly low.

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    "Sleight of hand"

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    Former Employee - Information in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Information in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Littler Mendelson (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    there are some decent co workers and good clients who don't realize there are better labor & employment firms.

    Cons

    Sharpest elbows in the legal profession. COO is a venal, immoral, horrible man. Firm takes on laterals chiefly to strip them of large clients and usher the laterals to the door if they complain.


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    "Terrible Management, Outdated Processes, Horrible Corporate Culture"

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

    I have been working at Littler Mendelson full-time

    Pros

    Nice location, decent employee benefits

    Cons

    Corporate culture of back stabbing, lies and using information as power


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    "It was a job"

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

    I worked at Littler Mendelson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great corporate staff and managers. Hourly employees could work for OT pay. Good holiday parties. Good health benefits.

    Cons

    Directors promoted a hostile workplace. Lots of backbiting and deception to attorney shareholders. The move to Kansas City broke up a good corporate office.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff. They are the ones on the ground and have some great ideas. Stop deceiving the shareholders.


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    "5 star Reviews are Fake"

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

    I have been working at Littler Mendelson full-time

    Pros

    Pay is not bad. But on the low side for a big firm. However - All the good people leave. Go see the Documentary "A Good American" - Big Companies like this "reward failure" and reward bad behavior. And it's typical in Big Companies that they Retaliate when you try to make things better. Like I said - the good workers leave and don't want to be a part of the Negativity. See the Documentary "A Good American" and you'll see the Same dynamic. Big companies are about shutting people up and Rewarding Incompetence. I know it sounds bizarre - and It is - but this is what Evil folks think is normal.

    Cons

    The "good" reviews on here are PLANTED by management and HR - They're Not Legitimate. And it's the same people PLANTING AND REPOSTING Bogus information in a sleazy attempt to make themselves look good.

    Advice to Management

    Be Real.

    They tried to improve their image and save money by moving their corporate office to Kansas City but that didn't work and other folks have described Littler as a "sweatshop" - and were Appalled at the Lack of Ethics and Integrity.


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    "It's a Joke! It's not even a "Job" - it's a joke. The Decent ppl leave."

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

    I have been working at Littler Mendelson full-time

    Pros

    Location. PTO. "DOMESTIC PARTNER" STATUS with Health Insurance which most companies may not offer.

    Strange that the supposed former employee who left and didn't even give the Firm 5 stars Assumes that "1 star reviews are fake" with No Evidence and that shouldn't be the basis Nor title for their review anyway. That's Obviously Not Professional and they shouldn't Assume - they obviously have No Evidence of that and the FACT is - Legal and Business Journals Mock the Firm for "frivolous and malicious" Filings so Evidently the attys have Ethics problems. And the Firm has been SANCTIONED. Simple Fact. Just sounds Immature anyway to be Automatically Assuming especially with No Evidence that what they are saying is Fact. That's Retaliation. I read a number of comments and Again the comments of 1 star reviewers are Fact. It's a matter of Record. Also - Anyone with an IQ over 50 knows a "good" lawyer doesn't mean an Ethical or Moral atty. And a "good" lawyer would use Reason and Logic and Not let their Bias cloud their clear thinking. And Assume things that have No Basis in Fact. Maybe that's why the Shareholder on here referred to the Firm as "childish".

    They Not only are Evident that the 5 star reviews are "planted" - which Other people have easily Observed as well - but Obviously Littler will Harass anyone who does the Right thing, and the firm will Retaliate against people who Expose their Abuses. That's Not Right for them to say that - And They Obviously have No Evidence of that - Nor is it a Factual statement. In Fact, it gives people information about THEM - not the situation.

    No wonder even shareholders on here can't wait to leave and the kindest thing they have to say is that the firm is "childish". Sad. Instead of Attacking Innocent people - the Firm should Focus on creating a Normal Healthy environment for Legitimate Professionals to work in. Not making things up about people who Expose the Dysfunctions and Lack of Integrity and Professionalism. They Obviously have No Concept of what They speak, and should put their time and energy into simply being who They say they are. Instead of Attacking Innocent people and Assuming it's Not possible for employees to rate the workplace at Littler a 1 star.

    I doubt the employees who offered a 1 star review even wanted to offer 1 star. Lol. The site Doesn't give you an Option for 0 or a negative number - number below Zero. Littler doesn't even deserve the 1 star. And the Bully who posted that didn't even comment on the workplace environment - it was more an after thought and Not even the Focus or Title - which is what this site is for. They're just trying to "plant" rumors and Slander / Retaliate against employees. They're just Blindly Attacking anyone who Exposes the Abuse & Unprofessionalism of this supposed law firm - And sad that they don't even offer a 5 star review themselves! Ridiculous. Obviously Their comments speak about THEM (THEY'RE Not Legitimate). And Not the situation. And it's More Evidence how Abusive & Unethical they choose to be ....

    It's a silly thing to say and Another reason why Littler is Not professional.

    Cons

    Racism. Sexism. Attys "favored" staff Impose blonde jokes and Other comments Not fit for a workplace. The good attys leave due to the Fact they get tired of the Bizarre work environment. In Fact I've had lawyers who left there ask to use me as a reference.

    LM Assumes anyone who wants to improve the firm either a. Doesn't work hard, b. Never worked there. See Bogus planted review Titled "1 star reviews are fake" and others - whom make Accusations with No Basis in Fact. Purely their whim and fancy. Why Not use the information to Improve the firm. Instead of Blindly Attacking people. That makes No Sense. Now you see why this Firm is Not who They say they are - And There's No Meaningful way to speak up.
     FURTHER Proves this Firm Harasses employees who Expose their Dishonest and Unethical business practices. They Not only are EVIDENT that the "good" reviews are "planted" by MANAGEMENT - which Other people have easily Observed as well - but Evidently Littler Assumes anyone who says Littler Violates Labor Laws are either not good workers or never worked there.
    If you have Evidence of that that's fine but don't Blindly Attack people And use this site for that which it's Obviously NOT for. That's Not Right for them to say that - And They Obviously have No Evidence of that - Nor is it a Factual statement. That's Their Opinion. And That's Not the Point of this Web Site. In Fact, it gives people nformation about THEM - not the situation.

    Advice to Management

    Be Professional.

    Stop "planting" bogus reviews on here in an Attempt to Attack people and Retaliate with No Basis in Reality or Fact. The FACT is - if you were the "good" lawyers you arrogantly claim - why would the Court SANTION you - and you try to settle cases out of court - As you know - you Don't "win" cases - you are minimizing Damage for Other Abusive employers who have done something Over the top. You Don't "win" cases - As you know, you try to settle things out of court to save your clients Further Damages in court. Turnover at Littler is RIDICULOUS! And speaking of employees who Don't work - Actually Ironically the "favored" employees DON'T - They're too busy taking a "Smoke Break" Every Hour. And the Attys they work for are always looking for them. The ppl who Actually have Integrity and care about Human Rights and try to get work done and come in early and leave late - are the ones that get Harassed in the workplace. Weird. Very Strange environment. If I had known it was such a Nightmare! I never would have accepted the offer to work there. Definitely NOT what one would Expect from a supposed Premier Labor / Employment Law Firm.

  8. "1 star reviews are fake"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Littler Mendelson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of 1 star reviews are fake. This firm makes a lot of enemies because the attorneys are good at their job. The 1 star reviews are from losing litigation opponents.

    Was a great place to work.

    Cons

    Raises were a little small.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Littler Mendelson full-time

    Pros

    good coffee, nice people, modern office

    Cons

    terrible management and no upward mobility


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Nation's Top Labor and Employment Firm"

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

    I have been working at Littler Mendelson full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work, great people, great resources, great clients.

    Cons

    I have not experienced any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.