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Nixon Peabody Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Friendly, great work life balance, great eprks (in 4 reviews)

  • Good benefits, convenient location near south station in boston (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Not a lot of room for advancement at the Director level (in 5 reviews)

  • Once ranked one of the best places to work, not just as a law firm (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Law Firm"

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

    I worked at Nixon Peabody full-time

    Pros

    Great Salary and Benefits. Great IT Department.

    Cons

    Hard to get ahead because of long time employees.


  2. "Great Firm and Perks"

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    Current Employee - Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nixon Peabody full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Surrounded by a team of friendly and hardworking attorneys and co-workers along with exceptional perks and PTO, Nixon Peabody is one of the best law firms I have experienced to date. Nice to have healthy snacks, monthly lunches, transportation allowance and continued educational training.

    Cons

    Frankly, I can’t think of any cons that would deter me from working at NP. It’s a growing law firm and I see a great future.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nixon Peabody full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    28 days of PTO annually.

    Cons

    PTO can be a double-edged sword as I was subjected to working in close proximity to an ill coworker who was coughing and hacking intensely every 5 minutes and could care less if she contaminated coworkers because she did not want to burn the leave time to stay home to recover and instead wanted to save those PTO days for personal leave / vacation time! Dedicated sick time would have solved this.
    Disorganized / incomplete orientation / training program with significant room for improvement.
    Poor communications between leadership and staff.
    Inadequate salary / compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Give your new employees a chance to learn the ropes and get up to speed before cutting them off at the knees!


  4. "I would recommend"

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    Current Employee - Senior Client Finance Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Client Finance Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nixon Peabody full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is good and Benefits are great plus affordable, most people are friendly and helpful,

    Cons

    little room for advancement, the line for advancement isn't clear because there really isn't a finance depth chart. Culture is starting to decline as they become more corporate and reduce expenses

    Advice to Management

    Keep on your path but find ways to promote your staff


  5. "Law Clerk"

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

    I worked at Nixon Peabody full-time

    Pros

    Great team of people to work with

    Cons

    There were no future career opportunities


  6. "Legal Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nixon Peabody part-time

    Pros

    Top global firm; great training team and co-workers.

    Cons

    Can't think of many.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good hard working people and don't reduce staff after merger to relay
    no more part time when in fact there are several who are keeping part time status.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "No opportunity for growth."

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    Current Employee - Billing Coordinator III in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Billing Coordinator III in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nixon Peabody full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    27 days a year PTO!

    Cons

    I was a top performer who was noted for "Modeling Excellence" in reviews but was a victim of biases and therefore was presented with no growth opportunites. Being in the legal realm, my hands were tied and a mutual decision was made for me to leave the firm.

    Advice to Management

    They need to find a way to counter bias in the workplace. HR needs to be monitored and management as well as Human Resources should be made accountable for their decision making. My Attorneys (direct reports) loved me and was sorry to see me leave the firm, but they do not get involved in the decisions that Management or Human Resources make. The Attorneys and Partners need keep an eye on this and make other accountable.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Great Reputation, Grim Reality"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nixon Peabody full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Generous paid time off. Good insurance/benefits. Friendly people.

    Cons

    Favoritism so extreme that some employees have a completely different set of rules than others. Very bad morale to the point that people walk around talking about how bad they hate being there. Some attorneys and management incredibly disrespectful to staff; complaints about verbal abuse fall on deaf ears, attorney mistakes blamed on staff.

    Advice to Management

    Your favoritism is showing. Also, flex-time (for everyone) would make work-life balance better. Don’t boast how huge the year’s earning are and then give staff teeny tiny raises -- it’s a slap in the face.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nixon Peabody full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, work-life balance, friendly people and a nice culture. Upper management, especially CEO, is approachable and open to new ideas.

    Cons

    Like with most large organizations, communication between and among departments is at times a challenge. But this is a very minor "con". Overall this is a great company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  10. "Office Administration Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nixon Peabody (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits
    Flexibility
    Great co-workers
    Commitment to future growth

    Cons

    Lack of transparency
    Difficulty being nimble due to number of layers


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