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Morgan Lewis Reviews

Updated January 8, 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)

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  1. "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.


  2. "It's typical life at a big law firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Lewis full-time

    Pros

    money, prestige, interesting cases and work with top notch lawyers

    Cons

    typical firm life - long hours, very little work life balance, over competitiveness

  3. "Great Place to Work"

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

    I worked at Morgan Lewis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great People, Great Benefits, Great Office

    Cons

    Lowish Pay, Can Be demanding at times

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Former HR Professional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Morgan Lewis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great firm, reputation and law firm "brand."

    Cons

    A little too big - has lost a lot of the culture that employees used to love about the firm. Benefits are too expensive for employees and it's not the great place it used to be to spend your career.

    Advice to Management

    New is not always better. It seems that the firm is losing a lot of long-term employees because they are treated like dinosaurs. It's a loss of experience and institutional knowledge.


  5. "Conflicts Attorney"

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

    Pros

    Great firm, great department (Client Matter Admin/New Business) with a great director, great people within the department who are exceptionally supportive.

    Cons

    No cons to report, despite prompt to enter at least five words.


  6. "IT Manager"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Lewis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Top-notch global IT team to work with

    Cons

    No cons for me here


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Lewis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great mentors and work environment

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say. Loved it

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

  8. "USED to be cool"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the people are really great, you can find small pockets of them still. Benefits are decent, free snacks, room for advancement.

    Cons

    New management has just made things that were tough to handle even worse. Everything that is told publicly (collaboration, work/life balance, etc.) is truly lip service. People are unlikely to share information, even within their own group, and the politics and passive agressive behavior of many is tolerated, which basically just breeds more of it. There is no professional development, no real mentoring. Compensation and promotion decisions are made based on politics, not merit.

    The firm used to be a wonderful, supportive culture and a great place to work. The acquisitions and the new Chair have really eroded that culture.

    Advice to Management

    Step down.


  9. "Good Place to Be"

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, Benefits
    Great co-workers
    Smart attorneys
    Great resources to assist with heavy workload
    Work location is great, accessible to everything in the City

    Cons

    Some departments are overwhelmed even with the extra resources
    Better bonuses and merit raises
    No room to grow if you are staff

    Advice to Management

    Flex schedule for secretaries, opportunity to work remotely 1 or 2 days a week
    Better merit raises
    Programs for staff to advance


  10. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Lewis full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and early responsibility

    Cons

    Typical big law firm. Long hours; limited control over schedule