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Morgan Lewis Reviews

Updated February 13, 2018
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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 11 reviews)

  • When you have a question, people are willing to help you out (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. "Best law firm I've worked for in 37 years in the business."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Legal Secretary in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Legal Secretary in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very people oriented. Family first attitude. Competitive salary and exceptional benefits package.

    Cons

    We don't get off on Good Friday, which I've always had off at every other firm I've worked for.


  2. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Morgan Lewis part-time

    Pros

    It provides great training and experience, particularly for new attorneys.

    Cons

    It involves long hours and high intensity work.

    Advice to Management

    Take time for mentorship.

  3. "Tech Spec"

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

    I worked at Morgan Lewis full-time

    Pros

    Team work environment, very nice colleagues, flexible schedule.

    Cons

    No much support on commuting cost.


  4. "Toxic work environment."

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

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

    Pros

    Big law salaries, if you are willing to work yourself into oblivion in pursuit of constantly moving hours and bonus targets.

    Cons

    Toxic and deeply dysfunctional place, even for big law. Bonuses are inconsistent with hours worked and heavily influenced by favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Increase honesty, transparency and accountability.


  5. "Meow"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal
    Former Employee - Paralegal

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

    Pros

    Very good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Backstabbers and sycophants abound, at least in department in which I worked.

    Advice to Management

    Management is too far removed to care.


  6. "Case Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Case Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Case Assistant in Houston, TX
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional environment, paid parking, high profile clients/cases

    Cons

    embarrassingly low year end bonus for staff


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Contract attorney"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Well... at least they don't poison your food.

    Cons

    Firm has a terrible reputation for dishonesty toward contract attorneys. They advertised for a project at $X pay rate, then made you take hours to fill out a huge conflicts check form. Then the recruiter contacted us to say we got the job... only thing is, now we can only pay you $4/hr less. Dozens of us said screw them and passed on the job.

    Other people I've worked with that have reported that they try to get away with paying different people on the same project different pay rates. Do they really think nobody would notice?

    There are lots of firms for which I'll do contract work, but Morgan Lewis won't be one of them. Utterly dishonest.

    Advice to Management

    Yeah, right, as if management cares.

  8. "Great firm but..."

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great firm to work for - people are very collegial and they believe in socializing and have monthly parties and breakfasts.

    Cons

    IT systems are antiquated and make it difficult to get one's work done. IT does not believe in getting anything new, they just patch things up all the time. There are patches to the patches... Support staff bonuses and salaries are very low.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people and in the IT systems.


  9. "Never seen so many dysfunctional silos in my life..."

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

    Pros

    The “lower level” employees are all so incredibly nice, always willing to help newer employees and seem to have no problems going out of their way for someone.

    Cons

    I unfortunately agree with many of the other reviews- there seems to be a huge discrepancy between how certain levels of employees are treated. And not in a good way.


  10. "Bill those hours, bill those hours"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits and really good coffee machines

    Cons

    Hostile management and intimidating supervisors

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro managing your talent and expecting your paralegals to work as if they want to make equity partner one day.


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