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Manatt Phelps & Phillips Reviews

Updated Mar 18, 2019

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Manatt Phelps & Phillips CEO WILLIAM T. QUICKSILVER (no image)
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16 Ratings
Pros
  • "Friendly atmosphere, on/site IT support, good benefits and family friendly(in 6 reviews)

  • "Great people, interesting work, and great benefits(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "It's ridiculous to think you can pile 7 attorneys on one secretary and the attorneys will get the quality of work they need from a(in 7 reviews)

  • "Turnover is high and benefits are not competitive for support staff(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Your Home Away From Home"

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Manatt Phelps & Phillips full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, on/site IT support, good benefits and family friendly

    Cons

    Employees complaining about free bagels arriving late.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up your great work!

    Manatt Phelps & Phillips2019-03-16
  2. "Good Firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA

    I have been working at Manatt Phelps & Phillips full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good working environment. Nice people. Enjoy coming to work.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

    Manatt Phelps & Phillips2019-03-18
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Ok place to work, not much room to grow"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manatt Phelps & Phillips full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Laid back firm compared to others in NYC -Assistants work well as a team -Consultants and higher level managers, partners are kind/approachable

    Cons

    -Little vacation time offered and often discouraged to take -Benefits package went up significantly swallowing any "raise" earned -Raise is difficult to come by, often times met with great push back -Overall staff is paid under value

    Advice to Management

    See the value in staff and understand the scope of work assistants perform daily. There is distance between management and staff, which causes ongoing issues

    Manatt Phelps & Phillips2019-03-07
  4. "OK firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Manatt Phelps & Phillips full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Benefits - Friendly Staff - Parking - Wellness Program

    Cons

    - No room for growth - Micromanagement - Poor Communication

    Manatt Phelps & Phillips2019-02-07
  5. "Conflict Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Conflicts Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Manatt Phelps & Phillips full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good training. Management was professional and accommodating

    Cons

    Advancement limited due to the nature of the position.

    Manatt Phelps & Phillips2019-01-15
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Legal Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Manatt Phelps & Phillips full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Health Insurance is pretty good

    Cons

    Depressing work environment. Most departments everyone sunk ship in NY Office

    Manatt Phelps & Phillips2019-01-02
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Liberal Racists"

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

    I have been working at Manatt Phelps & Phillips full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    No pro in working here

    Cons

    No work/life balance Mistreatment of staff Liberal racism exists

    Manatt Phelps & Phillips2018-11-19
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Legal Secretary"

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

    I worked at Manatt Phelps & Phillips full-time

    Pros

    Most of the staff and attorneys were pleasant, with the exception of a select few. Walking distance to good restaurants and excellent shopping.

    Cons

    Office administration played favorites. If you were on their good side, you’re golden. If not, prepare to be overworked, passed up for advancement opportunities, or given very small raises/bonuses.

    Manatt Phelps & Phillips2018-09-24
  9. Helpful (10)

    "Not worth your time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Manatt Phelps & Phillips full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay, small firm so you get to know most people in the office, good amenities

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Most of the staff are Ivy League graduates who have no social skills. Everyone is in it for themselves- no small talk, no corgial relationships. Firm culture is terrible- individualistic, cut-throat environment with no diversity. Most managers and mid-level staff are miserable and unhappy

    Advice to Management

    Learn to respect secretaries and junior staff. Hire people of color and minorities. Establish work/life balance for your employees. Have social events that all staff are encouraged to attend- yes, even secretaries and legal assistants.

    Manatt Phelps & Phillips2018-09-16
  10. Helpful (7)

    "Soul sucking firm"

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Manatt Phelps & Phillips full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Decent company events.

    Cons

    If you really care about the quality of your work, this isn't the place for you. It's evident that I wasn't the only one that felt this way because so many good people have left this firm in the past several years because management just doesn't care. Some secretaries worked their butts off while others couldn't care less about supporting everyone on their share. The secretarial coordinator almost never comes... around to see what's really happening on each desk and really doesn't understand the nature of the work. It's ridiculous to think you can pile 7 attorneys on one secretary and the attorneys will get the quality of work they need from a secretary. Maybe management believes the attorneys are self-sufficient but, if they'd take the time to review some of what goes out from the attorneys, they'd be horrified at the errors. Also, if there's a technology issue that's causing a delay in getting work done for a client, make sure it's immediately fixed. Things must also be be bad on an associate level as many have left in the last year or so.

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    Advice to Management

    Be kind to your employees and actually work with them to solve any issues. Long-term dedicated employees helped the firm grow and deserve better.

    Manatt Phelps & Phillips2018-09-09
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