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Perkins Coie Manager Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2016

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3.5
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Perkins Coie  Managing Partner John Devaney (no image)
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Work environment"

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    Operations Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Perkins Coie

    Pros

    Extraordinary culture, promotes and lives a collegiate atmosphere that is unheard of for a large law firm. Strong leadership and training programs.

    Cons

    Not so much a con but like all businesses there are several change initiatives underway that will require adjustments by many staff positions. Committed to an inclusive approach which means that program roll outs will be lengthy.

    Advice to Management

    Remember your roots and what brought you the successes you have had.

    Perkins Coie2016-04-20
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed opportunities"

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    Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Perkins Coie

    Pros

    Wonderful client base and respected bench of attorneys who are a joy to work with.

    Cons

    Salaries for professional staff are low and advancement is secured less by merit than favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff more.

    Perkins Coie2016-03-01
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Great attorneys, wholly incompetent administration"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Perkins Coie full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Reasonably good benefits for employee (not dependents), pretty attorney offices and conference rooms (Orwellian, cramped offices in "headquarters"), some incredibly smart people

    Cons

    Unless you are a timekeeper, it will be abundantly clear that you are a second class citizen. As this firm grows by acquisition, the culture has shifted for the worse. Most of the firm's administrative leaders are checked-out, merely riding on the coattails of the firm's success. And, these are folks who, even if they gave "110%", would be fairly ineffective. There are some incredibly smart people in the middle management pool, however, most of these "doers" are completely disgruntled due to the pervasive, tacit understanding that their managers are getting paid to do nothing. In short, it's a toxic, Kafkaesque environment.

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    Advice to Management

    The firm is thankfully run by an executive committee powered by attorneys. This will contribute to the success of the firm. If managerial decisions were left to the staff chiefs, the firm would have failed years ago. My advice to the attorneys: Unshackle yourselves from the egregious overhead costs of an ineffective management team. Start over from scratch. Develop a team of strategic, proactive thinkers. Lose the deadweight of bureaucratic administrators who have their own best interests in mind.

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    Perkins Coie2014-02-20
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