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  1. "Paralegal"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Naples, FL
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Naples, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very fair management, excellent working conditions, beautiful offices and great benefits.

    Cons

    Large workload at times, but it is manageable.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "PWMA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff, experienced attorneys, reasonable hours (for biglaw), overall a good place to work. As a first year or lateral, I would recommend PWMA as a place to go.

    Cons

    The DC office is remote from the main office in Ohio- figuratively and literally, so there is often a feeling of being left out or left behind compared to the offices in the rest of the firm.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Caring people, laid-back atmosphere"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur full-time

    Pros

    The people are warm and personable, and care about you, your work and the company's success.

    Cons

    It is a more conservative atmosphere in which administrative functions must climb through layers of approvals to get things processed, to get ideas heard, etc.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "The senior partners were terrible at delegating tasks but the associates seemed great."

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    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is in down-town D.C. just a few blocks from the White House. It has fairly good name recognition and allows me to credibly claim experience in the field I want to work in.

    Cons

    I was lied to about the opportunity to move from a intern to a full-time position. Despite receiving no negative feedback I was also told at the end of the internship that I could not use any materials for my future portfolio.

    Advice to Management

    I would mandate personnel management classes for the senior partners and anyone in charge of supervising others. The current system leaves room for fiefdoms of tyranny.