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Morgan Lewis Reviews

Updated August 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work environment, strong portfolio of clients, good pay and benefits (in 10 reviews)

  • They have a great work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance did not exist (in 7 reviews)

  • As with any major law firm, there is room for improvement in some of the leadership areas within IT (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Phenomenal"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have worked at several law firms and the culture here is mixed as far as employee satisfaction. It's a strong and great working environment. I can definitively say that the firm has gone to extraordinary lengths to merge the local staff since the acquisition. It deserves credit.

    Cons

    Disgruntled poor performing employees holding on to the past. When it was blankham.... You make the decision to stay or go. Its a great firm where people are treated more than fairly. The negative nellys bring it down.

    Advice to Management

    Negative, Unsatisfied employees........ there's the door. Should be a morale booster to those that value the opportunity and their work environment.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Local DC administrative management continues to decline for support staff."

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in DC Ranch, AZ
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in DC Ranch, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Lewis full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The current office location is great. Very conveniently located. Beautiful rooftop dining. Decent benefits, although it would be nice to offer a transportation subsidy.

    Cons

    In the most recent months, secretaries are being treated disrepectfully and being micromanaged by administrative supervisors. Lack of trust.

    Advice to Management

    Hire appropriately trained, educated, and qualified administrative managers. The current manner in which secretaries are being treated by admin managers is distressing. The morale is not good.

  3. "accounts payable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Medical benefits are better than industry average. Lots of possibilities to move around and different jobs. The company is always expanding.

    Cons

    Salaries lower than industry average but because of the benefits and culture it evens out. This isn't really a con because of the benefits

    Advice to Management

    Higher salary


  4. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Associate in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Well worth the blood, sweat and tears. Working here launched my career.

    Cons

    Very hard work for demanding partners and clients.


  5. "Great, lots of room for movement"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medical benefits are better than industry average. Lots of possibilities to move around and different jobs. The company is always expanding.

    Cons

    Salaries lower than industry average but because of the benefits and culture it evens out. This isn't really a con because of the benefits

    Advice to Management

    Salary


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Difficult for non-billable staff"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great benefits - health insurance coverage, subsidized cafeteria, beautiful facilities

    Cons

    If you are not billable, you are not vital to the success of the firm


  7. "Manager, Infrastructure & Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Lewis full-time

    Pros

    Morgan Lewis has one of the strongest and most diversified IT Architecture & Engineering departments that I've ever had the pleasure of managing.

    Cons

    As with any major law firm, there is room for improvement in some of the leadership areas within IT

  8. "Marketing specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morgan Lewis full-time

    Pros

    Great team, good money, you will learn a lot

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility, serious atmosphere


  9. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, prestigious firm, looks good on resume.

    Cons

    Chaotic management, no room for growth, management doesn't trust staff.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your staff members like children and they would care more about the position.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocre at best"

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They do have socials every Thursday if you like that sort of thing. They are usually attended by the same handful of people week in and week out.

    Cons

    Very low pay compared to the competition, staff works 37.5 hour work week (competition is only 35 and therefore lower hourly rate), benefits are not competitive with other law firms in the city, very low morale in Boston.

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus on directors who do not respond to emails or don't show up for work. Management is very much unaware of what is occurring at the director level in Boston.


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