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Sheppard Mullin Reviews

Updated July 13, 2018
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Pros
  • "Decent pay, great benefits, 401k w/company match, life insurance" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Big law firm with a family feel" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "High stress in areas there simply shouldn't be" (in 4 reviews)

  • "favoritism is highly played her at times so you have to play the game like most law firms" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sheppard Mullin full-time

    Pros

    Big law firm with mid-sized workload. Good benefits, management is dedicated to continuing education for staff at ALL levels. Workshops every week or two on anything from filing to HR management.

    Cons

    Like any law firm, there are few individuals who are tough to work for


  2. "Good People - Staff Perspective"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sheppard Mullin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working in the DTLA office, there were a lot of staff and partners who have been there for a long time, which I think adds a somewhat familial vibe. The workspace has had a fairly recent renovation, so there is a more open and airy feel in some parts of the office.

    Cons

    Chipping away at benefits and passing off more costs to employees. Pay doesn't quite keep up with firms of the same size/reputation.

    Advice to Management

    Improve pay and benefits-- without adding several more responsibilities to an individual's job description.

  3. "paralegal"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Sheppard Mullin full-time

    Pros

    Offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience.

    Cons

    Have to wait nearly three years for employer match $401k contributions.

    Advice to Management

    Offer a more attractive benefits package to staff.


  4. "Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Sheppard Mullin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work, good people, beautiful office

    Cons

    Management is changing, which affects the associate culture, but DC attorneys do a good job of making it nice place to work.


  5. "A good firm"

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

    I have been working at Sheppard Mullin full-time

    Pros

    Transparent, growing and willing to make partners

    Cons

    Like all big law firms, the hours requirements can be a grind


  6. "Pretty good. Great Benefits"

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

    I have been working at Sheppard Mullin full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, great benefits, 401k w/company match, life insurance

    Cons

    No advancement, no recognition, no merit raises (unless in the secret circle)

    Advice to Management

    Actually do your job instead of calling out whenever it suites you. Your door is always closed , you avoid staff and staff issues


  7. "Accounts Payable Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sheppard Mullin full-time

    Pros

    Everyone at work are friendly.

    Cons

    No room for growth in this position.

  8. "BE WARE! D&C Dept is a horriable place to work"

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    Former Employee - DOKET CLERK in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - DOKET CLERK in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sheppard Mullin (More than a year)

    Pros

    location, salary, benefits, great compulaw training, the accounting department next to Docket on level E

    Cons

    The management of the department is lacking , the training is non existence. There no coordination within the department.

    Advice to Management

    clean house immediately


  9. "Another big LA firm"

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate

    I worked at Sheppard Mullin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Comparable salaries
    Diverse departments
    Large CA presence

    Cons

    Partners hoard work during slow times
    Associates don’t get enough meaningful work


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great for driven, motivated attorneys"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Partner in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sheppard Mullin full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good opportunities for attorneys -- not a lot of hierarchy; you need to be a self-starter
     Beautiful offices

    Cons

    Support staff is not as robust as one would expect for a large firm

    Advice to Management

    Invest in better support


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