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Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold Reviews

Updated February 7, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "bittersweet"

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

    I worked at Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold full-time

    Pros

    coworkers become like family - strong bonds

    Cons

    Normal downsides - raises could be better


  2. "Why work at Sedgwick, LLP?"

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

    Pros

    Sedgwick provides a fun culture for it's employees.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about Sedgwick

    Advice to Management

    None to give


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Legal Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold full-time

    Pros

    Very professional and supportive company.

    Cons

    They had to layoff.


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  5. "Lack of management communication"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work environment, good people, challenging work

    Cons

    management, unknown work tasks, no training

    Advice to Management

    Communication to employees is lacking. Stick to the plans that are announced.


  6. "Supportive environment; huge focus on business development"

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

    I have been working at Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good attorneys; good commaraderie across offices

    Cons

    Small offices can tend to be a little isolated

    Advice to Management

    Have an outside firm do exit interviews and listening tours


  7. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold (More than a year)

    Pros

    Typical pros of working in a big firm like free firm CLEs, stability, bonuses, variety of work and collegiate environment.

    Cons

    Typical cons to working in a big firm such as long hours, low-balled compensation rates and tons of pretentiousness flowing all around you.

    Advice to Management

    Give more compensation and support to all employees.


  8. "Legal Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful attorneys to work with, great staff, strong sense of family among co-workers. Decent pay, ok benefits.

    Cons

    Office Manager is completely unprofessional. She puts her own selfish needs above the Firm. Employees do without basic necessities so she can save money and get her big kickback at the end of the year. She overworks, bullies and does not address staff issues privately and professionally. You're told by her directly that you cannot work overtime or you get a hard time for approval from her, yet many continue to work without overtime compensation because they genuinely want to help their attorneys get the job done.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the NY Office by getting rid of the dead weight. The few good that are left are completely overworked and under paid, the bad that are left are there due to favoritism and do not work as part of a team. You've lost a lot of talented, hardworking, dedicated people because of NY Management.


  9. "Nice people"

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    Former Employee - Not Available in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Not Available in New York, NY

    I worked at Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not good Benefits. Not challenging

    Cons

    not organize. Not good place to work for.


  10. "Avoid the NY office (attorneys and staff)!"

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

    I worked at Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most of the attorneys are pleasant to work with and staff are very nice. Benefits are basic.

    Cons

    Bad management. Pay not up to par. Raises are not are standard, as they claim to be. Favoritism at play!

    Advice to Management

    The office needs a good office manager who knows how to run a law firm. Treat attorneys and staff in a professional and fair manner. Value your good employees before you lose them all! Sad to leave after so many years but there are better firms out there who will appreciate and value good workers.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "More Turnovers than in a Bakery"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very difficult to identify any positive experience. Health benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Full of disgruntled and dissatisfied employees including staff, attorneys and partners. A very unfriendly work environment. Enormous turnover on attorney and staff levels. Double digit departures on both levels in the past year. Supervisors are not respected. It is just a stopping point in one's career to get experience.

    Advice to Management

    The "family atmosphere" that used to exist has disappeared over the past several years. Offices have been marginalized. Loyalty from staff and attorney to the Firm and from the Firm to the staff and attorney doesn't exist. Has become a sweat shop.



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