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Morgan Lewis Reviews

Updated March 19, 2019
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Morgan Lewis Chair of the Firm Jami Wintz McKeon
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Pros
  • "Team work environment, very nice colleagues, flexible schedule" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Good people and opportunities to learn" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Some departments have more privileges, and better work/life balance than others, which seems a bit unfair considering that it's entirely arbitrary" (in 10 reviews)

  • "As with any major law firm, there is room for improvement in some of the leadership areas within IT" (in 13 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Very generous. Great maternity/paternity leave. Excellent Vacation Leave."

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    Current Employee - Immigration Paralegal in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Immigration Paralegal in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Lewis full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Excellent environment. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.


  2. "Great staff, lacking good leadership"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Lewis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people in the IT department

    Cons

    Leadership is too concerned with short term goal and not long term vision

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Morgan Lewis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment with nice co workers and benefits

    Cons

    can be stressful with workload and rush requests


  4. "NICE PLACE TO WORK. pleasant atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Lewis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    NICE PEOPLE to work with

    Cons

    Rigid culture within management. no flexibility


  5. "Recommend"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Lewis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Majority of partners, associates and staff easy to work with.

    Cons

    None that come to mind


  6. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Morgan Lewis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great and Management is great.

    Cons

    I don't have any complaints


  7. "Great firm culture"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Morgan Lewis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    excellent colleagues and respectful culture

    Cons

    many hours of work and the better you are the more work you receive

  8. "Buyer Beware"

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Morgan Lewis full-time

    Pros

    Salary

    Experiences will vary wildly by office/group. Do your diligence before accepting an offer.

    Cons

    Some groups are fine, others are downright toxic. Harassment is rampant. Powerful partners/rainmakers get a pass on behavior; the rest just look the other way. Firm is top-heavy so little room for advancement. Turnover rate is extremely high and lateral hires come from regional firms or the government. Poor training and resources. Partners/senior associates give little information and even withhold information necessary to do your job. Poor transparency. Hours requirements for advancement/ bonus aren't set until the billable year ends, leaving associates working towards an unclear target. Any firm policy on work/life balance, mental health, etc. is just lip-service. Facetime is huge. You are only as good as the number of hours you bill (not the quality of your work).

    Advice to Management

    If you can't figure out why you're having retention problems, look in a mirror. Associates are not trees; they will move.


  9. "Typical law firm"

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

    I have been working at Morgan Lewis full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Stable income. Great location in SF.

    Cons

    No training. No mentorship.


  10. "Good law firm"

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

    I have been working at Morgan Lewis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a good place to work with plenty of mentors and friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    The hours can be hard but that is the same at every firm.