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Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin Reviews

Updated February 8, 2019
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Pros
  • "New office building, great location, decent benefits" (in 4 reviews)

  • "You will run into some nice people" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Quantity of billable hours more important than quality work ethic and product" (in 10 reviews)

  • "There is no flexibility and if you are one minute late they highlight you" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Lawyer"

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    Current Employee - Lawyer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Lawyer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent clients; clear expectations; state-of-the-art technology; countless resources; eager/bright young lawyers; experienced/respected older lawyers

    Cons

    There is no set bonus structure based on hours billed.

    Advice to Management

    Create an incentive bonus structure: bill x hours, get Y bonus, etc.


  2. "Great Place to Word"

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

    I have been working at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin full-time

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy, as long as you are getting your work done and responding to clients, no one is bothering you

    Cons

    All efforts are focused on headquarters in Philadelphia

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Keep looking,"

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

    I worked at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Affordable insurance was the only “pro.”

    Cons

    If like to be overworked and underpaid—then this place is for you! If you like to work in a “high school” type environment, including all of the cliques and gossiping—then you’ve hit the jackpot here! I worked out of one of the New York offices. Terrible. Undisciplined, rude and caustic environment. The managers including the regional managers, do not have the skill-set needed to run a productive and congenial office. Their way of managing the office is to go behind closed doors and talk about people. No leadership or coaching extended. (This is sad bc managers are in charge of people’s careers while they are there.)

    The attorneys are overworked and therefore put out “shoddy” work at times. The “rules” of the firm were strict and unforgiving. This company does not believe in giving ANY perks to their employees. Only shareholders get bonuses—so going above and beyond your designated role is not rewarded.

    Honestly, this was one of the worse run law firms I’ve ever worked at. Glad I moved on.

    Advice to Management

    Offer TRAINING courses to your managers and regional managers so that they know how to deal with employees! Just giving someone a title does not make them qualified. Because of that, turnover will continue to be high. Also, throw employees some perks now and then. Heck, even a dog likes a bone every so often!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Old boys' club"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Infrequently expected to work over the weekend.

    Cons

    There is a lot of associate turnover in the Philadelphia office. Hours are ridiculously high for little pay and no bonus. Some partners regularly harass associates without consequence, even when the conduct is reported. Management ignores these issues, especially when it involves partners, who bring in a lot of business. Women have very little chance of making partner, especially if they have a family. Immoral.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Bad for Associates"

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    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of nice people and talented attorneys.

    Cons

    Pay is low and billable hour requirements are very high. Management is indifferent to associates, and ignores issues within the firm unless they’re at partner level. There is a lot of turnover at the associate level because of this.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    New office building, great location, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Sweat shop for paralegals. Quantity of billable hours more important than quality work ethic and product. Micromanaged by a billing supervisor daily. Very ridgid and strict environment with no flexibility. Uncomfortable working atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate reliable, competent and hard working employees over unreasonable billing requirements.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Moral"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice coworkers for the most part

    Cons

    Pay attention to environment and how employees feel and how they are treated.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Legal Asst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    None that I can think of -disappointing experience. Do yourself a favor and keep looking. This job is not worth your sanity.

    Cons

    Large company with no respect for their employees. Mgmt does not support their staff and sell them out to save their own hides.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up.


  9. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin full-time

    Pros

    The people are friendly and the majority of the attorneys are helpful and willing to work together.

    Cons

    There seems to be a disconnect between the home office in Philadelphia and the other regional offices. There is little incentive or disincentive for associates to meet their hourly billable requirements. The vision benefits are almost non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Create a bonus structure for associates.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Go somewhere else"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin full-time

    Pros

    insurance is pretty reasonable and affordable

    Cons

    No room for advancement