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Locke Lord Reviews

Updated November 5, 2018
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Pros
  • "Hard work-life balance if you are a woman, especially; friendly people; fun activities; good pay" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Hard work and loyalty is rewarded" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "No one at this firm has a concept of what time management is" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Upper management has a bad rep, but my experience has been a very positive one" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Towers of Watson in Ballston, VA
    Current Employee - Towers of Watson in Ballston, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Locke Lord (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work, long-term assignments

    Cons

    Not many assignments, Haven't been on assignment since rehired

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Litigation Support Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Locke Lord full-time

    Pros

    My former employer merged with Locke Lord and I was able to keep my pay/position until I was downsized.

    Cons

    Co workers/Managers not that friendly.

  3. "Unprofessional Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Locke Lord full-time

    Pros

    You can stay even if you are not eligible

    Cons

    Back office is full of some under qualified employees - even managers and directors. So much politics! Qualied people are pushed to the corner!

    Advice to Management

    Please be neutral and keep an eye on your so called directors who reached here through a short-cut! Value the real professionals!


  4. "How to get on the right track"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Locke Lord full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management is offsite and lacking

    Cons

    Once a month meeting not productive and leaves at lot to be desired

    Advice to Management

    Your structure us not wrong. Listen to your staff.


  5. "A well-managed, growth-oriented firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Locke Lord full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation and 401k plan. Training.

    Cons

    Firm was in a growth for the sake of growth mode when I left. There were a lot of defections for that reason.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "This place makes me extremely depressed ...."

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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 Locke Lord full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I've met some of the coolest coworkers ever.

    Cons

    If you give someone unqualified authority over someone else's work, people will leave the firm. People don't leave the company, they leave the managers.

    My manager is a vulgar unskilled woman who is well known for her bullying. I would have been willing to pick up where she lacked but after the endless abuse and harassment, I may just wave the white flag.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Dictatorship at it's finest"

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

    I worked at Locke Lord full-time

    Pros

    None, really. I would say one lunch hour but that's pretty standard with most companies these days.

    Cons

    Poor Management, huge communication problem across the firm, no transparency. No one at this firm has a concept of what time management is. Employees are fed BS all of the time. Do yourself a favor and keep looking. If you want to be valued and respected for the good worker that you are, this is not the place for you. Extremely unethical environment, not worth it.

    Advice to Management

    This place sucks.

  8. "Purchasing Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Locke Lord full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues
    Laid-back environment for staff
    Excellent PTO
    Catered lunch 1-2x a week

    Cons

    Spread out departments so can be difficult to communicate on projects


  9. Helpful (1)

    "LargeFirm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Locke Lord full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Locke Lord is a great place to work. The employees are caring of each other. Almost like working with family.

    Cons

    The top management (EC members) are not as caring. If an office is not producing profit the way they think that's it office closed.

    Advice to Management

    Help offices grow or combine offices including staff instead of letting them go.


  10. "A great place to grow your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Locke Lord full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supportive upper management- COO is very loyal and supportive to his best performers. Does not waste time on non- performers and those who do not adapt to change. Very strategic and smart COO. You’ll not succeed here if you enjoy working in a specialised role and can’t wear multiple hats.
    The PTO is very generous. Hard work and loyalty is rewarded.

    Cons

    Work life balance is lacking. Communication from upper management is not as good as it should be.

    Advice to Management

    Should consider allowing their good employees some flexibility. As long as goals and deadlines are being met, focus should not be on how many hours you are glued to the desk. Some of us do our best work outside the 9 to 5 setting. Allow that autonomous to your A team.