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Pepper Hamilton Reviews

Updated June 1, 2017
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  1. "Litigation paralegal"

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

    I have been working at Pepper Hamilton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, professional and friendly

    Cons

    Less than generous health insurance benefits


  2. Helpful (1)

    "PA Micromanagement"

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

    I worked at Pepper Hamilton full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some good professionals making ado with limited resources and poor management.

    Cons

    Philadelphia headquarters micromanages most other offices.

  3. "Your average big law firm."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The work was generally interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    The firm suffered from major issues with organization and staffing.


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    "Stay Away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pepper Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    Decent Partners, Good Location, Not a lot of firings or lay offs

    Cons

    Dysfunctional work environment; People are treated totally differently and unfairly, not just between the attorneys and staff, but within each of those categories, some people can get away with doing no work, showing up whenever they want, and others are the work horses, hope you don't fall into the work horse category because you'll end up making up for all the slackers; HR is a joke, they play favorites and/or are complete ineffectual, HR makes the company culture way worse, not better; because this is a satellite office, the real people in power in the headquarters will never see or acknowledge the good, hard-working attorneys; there is little to no room for career advancement; if you come in here in one position, you will always stay there; it is extremely difficult to make partner here

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the dead weight, and there is a lot of it here; start providing mentoring and career advancement


  5. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pepper Hamilton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I had an excellent partner mentor and leaended a lot at the firm.

    Cons

    Long hours and occasional slow periods in the business law department.

    Advice to Management

    Give more female partners a chance on the firm's management committee.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not a terrible place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pepper Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    -Get to work closely with partners.
    -At times, given a high level of responsibility.
    -Get an individual office.
    -Friendly staff.
    -Able to work from home on occasion.

    Cons

    -Not consistently busy with work.
    -Moving more towards becoming micro-managerial.
    -Tends to be an old school and stuffy work environment.


  7. "Solid"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pepper Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    Solid people, overall work environment

    Cons

    Paid below the top of the market but expected to work the same hours

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good Stepping Stone"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great PTO flexibility. Most people are very pleasant. Work life balance was pretty decent and not too many fires to put out all things considered.

    Cons

    No office culture and no transparency when it comes to growth opportunities. Problems are not addressed and corrected - instead band-aids are put on a problem.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be more transparent with employees


  9. "Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pepper Hamilton full-time

    Pros

    Fair compensation, interesting work, and reasonable partners.

    Cons

    Some organizational and communication issues.


  10. "Good Firm"

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    Current Employee - Mid-Level Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Mid-Level Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good work life balance for a big firm.

    Cons

    Not enough work for the associates. Too much pressure to make billable hours. very strict on getting your time in on time


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