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Squire Patton Boggs Reviews

Updated January 18, 2018
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Pros
  • Working for Squire Patton Boggs will help you decide where you don't want a career (in 6 reviews)

  • Great benefits and work life balance (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • All staff have poor work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Not sure how the new entity is now but have heard it is not as nice a place as Patton Boggs was (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good, mid-sized city firm."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great, friendly firm - firm wide open door policy. Good quality of work and interesting clients.
    Good work life balance and approachable senior management.

    Cons

    Compensation and perks lag behind the market.
    Not much brand awareness dude to spate of recent mergers.


  2. "Current employee - Full Time, anonymous review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Squire Patton Boggs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Even as a trainee, I have had a significant amount of contact time with clients. The benefit is you get to hear from them, first hand, the issues they are facing and how you can assist and add value, rather than just churning paper work with no real understanding of the live issues.

    Also the firm has a strong interconnection between the firms across the globe. It truly is a one-firm firm. I have experienced this having been seconded to offices across the globe, as well as to clients and you understand that there is a strong, experienced and talented network of lawyers always more than willing to assist.

    Cons

    Leeds office space is outdated and poor situated. Fortunately however the firm is moving to brand new office space in early 2016 which will radically improve the working environment.

    Advice to Management

    Bigger emphasis on the brand in the market - we are the biggest firm no one has heard of.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent international platform; great support and opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Squire Patton Boggs full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The firm offers a strong combination of local, national and international clients and networks - so if you want to be a lawyer in Manchester, with local clients, that's fine; it's also great for those who act for larger enterprises who need wider international support. The people are, in the vast majority, warm, friendly and genuinely stop and take time to get to know you. The best law firm I've worked for.

    Cons

    The offices in Leeds are a little tired; however, the firm is moving to a brand new central location in the early part of next year.


  4. "Fantastic firm to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Squire Patton Boggs full-time

    Pros

    A firm of big personalities. Trainees are particularly nurtured, with exposure to big clients, involvement in their deals, opportunities for client secondments and seats in international offices.

    Cons

    Brand awareness isn't what it should be due to recent mergers and a name change.


  5. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people - excellent colleagues

    Cons

    Nothing major to comment on


  6. "THE legal place to work in Manchester"

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    Current Employee - Secretarial Manager in Manchester City Centre, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Secretarial Manager in Manchester City Centre, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Squire Patton Boggs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Incredibly friendly, super supportive firm. Loads going on in relation to work and socialising.

    Cons

    we need a new office

    Advice to Management

    new office on the agenda - here's to moving!


  7. "Great place, great people!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Squire Patton Boggs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and people. Enjoyable place to work, with good values.

    Cons

    Communication could be improved from senior levels.

  8. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work. Good work, good people.

    Cons

    I am very pleased right now and cannot think of any, beside the fact compensation lags behind the market.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunities for all"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Manchester City Centre, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Manchester City Centre, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great supportive team who really care about the business. All staff are treated equally and with respect.

    Cons

    It's difficult to connect with all aspects of the business being so large but a lot of work is being done on this.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on innovative initiatives to ensure everyone stays connected and motivated within the business.


  10. "SPB"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Berlin (Germany)
    Former Employee - Associate in Berlin (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Squire Patton Boggs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ingesamt sehr positive, freundliche Atmosphäre; je nach Bereich große Gestaltungsfreiheit

    Cons

    Anwaltsvergütung nicht marktgerecht; starre und bürokratische Strukturen


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