Locke Lord Reviews

Updated May 4, 2020

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2.8
29%
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26%
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Locke Lord Executive Director Miles Holsworth  (no image)
Miles Holsworth
38 Ratings
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  • "No one at this firm has a concept of what time management is(in 5 reviews)

  • "Arrogant and detached management team(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary 

    I worked at Locke Lord full-time

    Pros

    Everyone there is very friendly

    Cons

    I do not have any cons.

    Locke Lord2020-05-04
  2. "COO is tantamount to a bond villain."

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Locke Lord full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent attorneys, great clients, good compensation

    Cons

    If you are in administration, this is not a company you want to work for. Have seen at a minimum 30 staff members either quit or get fired without cause. Very capable staff.

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    Locke Lord2020-04-16
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Bad Management Doesn't Care About Employees"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Locke Lord full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    PTO and other benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Miles Holsworth and the management team run the firm like a dictatorship; A lot of credit is given to Marketing Dept., but is rarely deserved; minuscule raises during review time even with excellent rating; absolutely no opportunities for career advancement.

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    Locke Lord2020-03-01
  4. "Culture changes made post-merger"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Locke Lord full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good location, growth with respect to different locations

    Cons

    Post merger - culture changes; C-level suite in Chicago office had problems with retention

    Locke Lord2020-02-19
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Established"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Locke Lord full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Always busy, friendly atmosphere, great location

    Cons

    Frequent turn around with staff, limited communication

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    Locke Lord2020-01-07
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Be Advised - Toxic Workplace on the Operational side!"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Locke Lord full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Office are upscale, compensation is fair, benefits are slightly above average

    Cons

    The best way to describe the workplace is to watch the first 10 minutes of the movie "The Devil Wears Prada" (with Meryl Streep. The operational side of the firm is a very toxic workplace due to the management style of the person at the top. While there are plenty of nice, friendly and supporting people at the firm - leadership's management style permeates down thru the entire organization. Sad, because it does not have to be that way.

    Locke Lord2019-12-20
  7. "Great environment, great people"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Locke Lord full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I love the people I work for which makes it seem like I’m not really “working”. Super family oriented!

    Cons

    Clock in clock out system while on salary

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    Locke Lord2019-10-24
  8. Helpful (3)

    "A step back in time"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Locke Lord full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This is a prestigious law firm with many large and impressive clients. Many of the attorneys have made important contributions to the field of law. The pay and benefits are decent.

    Cons

    The corporate culture of the Dallas office is very cold and sterile. While there is an attempt to portray diversity and inclusion externally, this is not the case internally. There's a Jim Crow atmosphere and a very narrow margin for non-conformity. A co-worker became pregnant and gossip started spreading about whether or not she was married because apparently being a single mom will earn you a scarlet letter. There is a taxing workload and very little advancement opportunity.

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    Locke Lord2019-08-30
  9. "Top Heavy Firm Abandons Branch Offices"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Legal Secretary in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Locke Lord full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some brilliant attorneys and staff

    Cons

    Top heavy management funnels windfall profits to a *very* few top partners, while starving other partners, associates and staff

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    Locke Lord2019-08-04
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Partners"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Locke Lord full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The partners were really great people. They want each new associate to eventually become a partner, and they will mentor you to assist you at each step. And they have actual lives outside of the office!

    Cons

    Billing hours is just no fun.

    Locke Lord2019-04-06
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