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Lowenstein Sandler Reviews

Updated Jun 12, 2019

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4.2
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81%
Recommend to a Friend
97%
Approve of CEO
Gary M. Wingens
19 Ratings
Pros
  • "Strategic management, collegial environment with training and development opportunities, interesting work, and people care about each other(in 5 reviews)

  • "In my opinion, this firm really cares about support staff and they do their best to accommodate you in any way that they can(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Salary below average for large law firm(in 4 reviews)

  • "Leadership problems, low salary, low growth in the job(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Overall Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Legal Secretary in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lowenstein Sandler full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I've been working here for a little over 2 years in the New York office as a Senior Legal Secretary. I love this firm. Everyone has been really friendly, including management & attorneys. My supervisor, Sharon is the best! Sharon is really insightful and always willing to listen and give positive feedback and advice. In my opinion, this firm really cares about support staff and they do their best to accommodate...

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    Cons

    I have do not have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Having poor management can have a negative affect on the overall morale of the work place. So far, Lowenstein has nailed it when it comes to hiring good management!

    Lowenstein Sandler2019-01-24

    Lowenstein Sandler Response

    January 28, 2019

    Wow! What an amazing review. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feelings with us and are happy that you are having such a positive experience. There are many things that can impact an employee's experience and management is definitely one of them! Thanks again.

  2. "Has potential for improvement."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseland, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lowenstein Sandler full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Gym onsite, cafeteria, free parking in large parking lot, close to home, positive working relationships with top notch Associates, interesting work assignments from Associates (mostly administrative and document processing), monthly skills training opportunities; opportunities to attend seminars to promote a better workplace

    Cons

    Mismanagement of secretarial and word processing departments.

    Advice to Management

    More outside talent could bring tremendous positive changes to LS. It would help the Firm to more effectively compete with other BigLaw Firms on a Worldwide scale.

    Lowenstein Sandler2019-06-12

    Lowenstein Sandler Response

    June 13, 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to speak candidly about your experience and we are glad that you have been able to identify pros that meet both your personal and professional expectations. Unfortunately, without more detail about the "mismanagement of secretarial and word processing ...

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  3. "Fair place to work"

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lowenstein Sandler full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good health benefits, vacation, environment.

    Cons

    Laid off with out fair warning-downsizing

    Lowenstein Sandler2019-05-30

    Lowenstein Sandler Response

    June 4, 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding the benefits that we offer and the environment we strive to maintain. These are two areas of focus for us and we are glad to see that our efforts are appreciated. We are uncertain about your reference to being downsized, ...

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  4. "Ok Place"

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      Former Employee - Counsel 

      I worked at Lowenstein Sandler full-time

      Pros

      Nice office and great location

      Cons

      Low salary and low bonus

      Lowenstein Sandler2019-05-02

      Lowenstein Sandler Response

      May 10, 2019

      Thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback ad appreciate your honesty. As I am sure you are aware, we believe that a modified lockstep system coupled with a performance-based compensation system, and not a complete lockstep compensation model, helps attorneys to ...

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    • "Good Firm"

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      Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Roseland, NJ
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Lowenstein Sandler full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Good firm, flexible work arrangement, takes care of its employees

      Cons

      No strong management to enforce firm policies

      Advice to Management

      none

      Lowenstein Sandler2019-03-05

      Lowenstein Sandler Response

      March 10, 2019

      Thanks very much for taking the time to enter a review and are happy to know that you feel that the firm takes care of our employees. We appreciate your commitment and loyalty to the firm and are glad for your continued tenure! With regard to your thoughts regarding management ...

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    • "Best Place to Work"

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      Current Employee - Assistant in Roseland, NJ
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Lowenstein Sandler full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Lowenstein offers a flexible work schedule, a friendly inclusive environment and provides countless learning opportunities and they truly care about their employees

      Cons

      I wish there was an alternative to salary caps, though I understand the need for them

      Lowenstein Sandler2019-01-17

      Lowenstein Sandler Response

      January 20, 2019

      Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review and are grateful to have had your dedication and service for more than 10 years! As a result of the long tenure and dedication of our employees, we, at times, recognize that performance cannot be factored into base compensation ...

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    • "NJ Associate"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Lowenstein Sandler full-time

      Pros

      Opportunity for substantive work early in career

      Cons

      Somewhat inconsistent expectations across departments

      Lowenstein Sandler2018-11-07

      Lowenstein Sandler Response

      November 11, 2018

      Thanks for your input and for your positive rating of the firm. We are glad that you had the opportunities you were seeking early in your career and hope that they serve you well! We appreciate your candor in sharing your feedback and will try to evaluate where that might be the ...

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    • Helpful (1)

      "Administrative"

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

      I worked at Lowenstein Sandler full-time

      Pros

      Great coworkers Beautiful facility Flexible workplace (depending on your position)

      Cons

      Poor leadership-lots of favoritism Unethical practices-manages people out instead of solving issues Lack of advancement

      Advice to Management

      Offer 360 reviews to your employees and include more diversity in leadership to assist in making fair judgment calls.

      Lowenstein Sandler2018-07-27

      Lowenstein Sandler Response

      July 30, 2018

      We are glad that during your time with us, you were able to enjoy those you worked with, as well as some flexibility in your role. It is unfortunate that you felt that there was poor leadership and lack of advancement. We pride ourselves on an open door culture and would have appreciated ...

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    • "Excellent Interviewing Experience"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
        Recommends

        I have been working at Lowenstein Sandler full-time

        Pros

        I recently started a temporary (6-month) position here at Lowenstein Sandler, and can't say enough about how accommodating and friendly the interviewers were. Law firm interviews can sometimes take on the feel of an interrogation, but here it was just the opposite -- most interviews (and I had six here) were more like informal chats that focused on firm culture as much as the work. I really got the feeling that...

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        Cons

        I've encountered no negative experiences so far.

        Lowenstein Sandler2018-07-13

        Lowenstein Sandler Response

        July 16, 2018

        Thank you so much for your comments and for the time you spent on this. We are glad to see that the positive experience you had while interviewing has carried through to your day-to-day experience thus far and hope it continues! We welcome any constructive feedback you may have.

      • "Best firm in New Jersey"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at Lowenstein Sandler full-time

          Pros

          LS is full of smart, kind people and I couldn't recommend it more highly. The pay is better than any other New Jersey firm, and the environment is better than any comps in New York.

          Cons

          You're still at a law firm. The hours can be long and unpredictable. Partners won't usually make things worse than they need to be, but you and they still answer to clients at the end of the day.

          Lowenstein Sandler2018-07-12

          Lowenstein Sandler Response

          July 16, 2018

          Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback and for your insight into the challenges of law firms and client demands. We are very happy that you had such a wonderful experience and wish you the best of luck!

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