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Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold Reviews

Updated February 7, 2017
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  1. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. 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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible Management"

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    Former Employee - Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Staff in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The management here is awful

    Cons

    Some of the attorneys are cool.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of office admin who favors certain employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fair work experience at law firm"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Firm is located in downtown Houston

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive with other firms


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Low pay and horrible management"

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Can't think of any to be honest

    Cons

    Upper managers can be cold, salary is below the market value, and office politics.

    Advice to Management

    Please be more engaged with your employee and don't expect everything to be perfect when the time length giving for projects is unreasonable.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Poorly run, cheap firm"

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    Former Employee - Practice Support Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Practice Support Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Firm is apt to hire entry level personnel with little experience

    Cons

    Firm is poorly managed, cheap, does not respond to employee complaints or internal misconduct


  9. "Sedgwick is good"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good clients, talented lawyers to work with

    Cons

    high pressure environment to work in

    Advice to Management

    less pressure


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good People, Reasonable Hours, Decent Work, Not So Great Pay"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sedgwick is a good place to figure out whether or not you desire a career in the corporate legal field. Attorneys and management are approachable and reasonable types, and a mostly congenial (though not overtly friendly) atmosphere predominates.

    Cons

    The work is not any more or less menial that at any other Big(ish) firm in New York, though the pay is at the very low end of the market. The trade-off is supposedly that the hours at Sedgwick are pretty reasonable, but this is not always the case.

    Advice to Management

    Increase paralegal compensation, even if it means requiring more hours. Establish a more formal sort of paralegal management hierarchy.


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