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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Miss it"

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    Former Employee - Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was an employee there

    Cons

    Miss professional relationships I developed

    Advice to Management

    Should never have merged


  2. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McKenna Long & Aldridge full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People, challenging work, professional development

    Cons

    Uncertain future, slower demand for legal services

  3. "Sr. Systems Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKenna Long & Aldridge full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    National organization. Well focused IT group with emphasis on business continuity and back up strategies. Very professional and organized.

    Cons

    Merger activities consumed much of the time and resources.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  4. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McKenna Long & Aldridge full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good experience, some very talented partners who try to mentor you

    Cons

    Horrible hours and grind. It all depends on who you works for. The partner who I did the majority of the work for was toxic and made me work through family weddings (my twin brother!) and holidays. Upper management knew it was happening, but my billables were great, so they did not care.

    Advice to Management

    Work/life balance.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "No longer the firm it was...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKenna Long & Aldridge full-time

    Pros

    Open to change, cared about staff, invested in staff development

    Cons

    Became too large with mergers, lost identity, stopped communicating, merged with Dentons


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Moving on"

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

    I worked at McKenna Long & Aldridge full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Quality individuals in many practice areas and offices. Support staff had many strong performers.

    Cons

    The discussions with Dentons were so divisive in terms of culture clash and business interruption that there was no recovering from the failed first merger effort. Too many strong practice groups and lawyers were voting with their feet.

    Advice to Management

    The positive culture that existed at McKenna for many years was lost in a very short time frame. Dentons merger, when it finally occurred, did not do anything to recapture the good aspects of a very nice law firm.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Legal Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Executive Legal Assistant in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Executive Legal Assistant in Marietta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McKenna Long & Aldridge full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding administrative personnel before the merger with Denton's.

    Cons

    Managing partnership focused exclusively on merger opportunities and profit potential as opposed to long-term goal of culture and growth of personnel and firm legacy.

    Advice to Management

    Cultivating a work environment conducive to long-term career growth combined with life balance and personal happiness/fulfillment would go a long way in growing your success and international reputation.

  8. "Review of former law firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at McKenna Long & Aldridge (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, very large law firm with good reputation.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for promotion.


  9. "Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Very collaborative environment; colleagues that genuinely care about each other; opportunities for growth; competitive benefits and pay

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Review Based on the Former McKenna Long & Aldridge"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA

    I worked at McKenna Long & Aldridge full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, great place to work, interesting work for primarily middle-market clients. Work hard, play hard culture, and colleagues with whom I formed lasting, genuine friendships.

    Cons

    Relentless M&A activity by the firm (including the massive Dentons transaction) killed morale and caused a rift within the firm.