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Nixon Peabody Reviews

Updated July 12, 2017
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  • Some attorneys and management incredibly disrespectful to staff; complaints about verbal abuse fall on deaf ears, attorney mistakes blamed on staff (in 5 reviews)

  • Although the firm emphasizes that success is not determined by billable hours alone, (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "A great firm to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great to work with. Most of them are polite and respectful, even when under pressure.

    Cons

    It's a law firm, so there is not much room for advancement, but they do try to promote from within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key, but keep it succinct and to the point. We need time to do our jobs.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nixon Peabody full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and good people

    Cons

    Can be long hours at times

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very high quality work. You usually get more responsibility than peer firms earlier in your career. Decent work / life balance compared to some firms. No tolerance for jerks. Generally, there is a good atmosphere that is collegial. Partnership prospects are pretty good.

    Cons

    Work / life balance is better for some than others. Compensation could be better. There is some bitterness among associates regarding compensation, especially mid-level and senior associates. While the experience and mentoring is good, I think it's not enough to keep associates from going to greener pastures because compensation is below market.


  4. "Professional atmosphere, nice people to work with"

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, does not seem like a "typical" cut-throat law firm. Most people are very friendly and easy to get along with. It is fast-paced, but not TOO fast . . .

    Cons

    Getting a bit more of a corporate feel, but that is to be expected given its size and the state of the economy.

    Advice to Management

    It's important to cut costs, but keep employee benefits at a level higher than the rest of the market in order to keep the best and brightest!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Perks-Bad politics"

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    Former Employee - Legal Support Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Legal Support Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good Perks- food, gym memberships, babysitting

    Cons

    Bad politics, a lot of favoritism, fair share of work/play atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    Try not to apply too much. You cant get work done and cover reception for a Global Firm.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nixon Peabody full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    hp balance work family life.

    Cons

    No real upward movement.


  7. "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nixon Peabody full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people working here. Overtime and travel occasionally overnight. Good support and training. CLE's offered along with many in-house seminars.

    Cons

    Advancement not always possible. Long hours needed at times

  8. "Litigation Paralegal"

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

    Pros

    Friendly, great work life balance, great eprks

    Cons

    Low Salary, not a lot of room for advancement


  9. Helpful (1)

    "NP review"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in Seal Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Seal Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nixon Peabody full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong Company, Good People, Strong Client base, Room to grow, Upward Mobility.

    Cons

    Long hours, competavie more than cooperative, lack of job security, payment structure, minamal transparency.


  10. "Nixon Peabody"

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    Current Employee - IT Technician in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IT Technician in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and firm culture.

    Cons

    The firm has lousy advancement opportunities.


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