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Squire Patton Boggs Reviews

Updated January 16, 2019
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Pros
  • "Work-life balance seems good across the board for non-legal staff" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Good people to work with and great opportunities work wise" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Patton Boggs used Chrome River Reporting to process all of their expense reports - which is a modernized on-line system" (in 6 reviews)

  • "By its nature, global work means long hours, so more flexibility is a must in this day and age" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Only work if no other options"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Associate in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Decent people, occasional work life balance

    Cons

    Way too much red tape


  2. "A shame"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Squire Patton Boggs part-time

    Pros

    Some lovely people who are very bright

    Cons

    A lot who aren’t very bright

    Advice to Management

    Pay your associates better, provide a better more transparent career path and sort out the weird guy who has been brought in to be the London managing partner but hides in his room occasionally, never knowing or caring to meet his underlings.

  3. "Partner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Partner in Moscow (Russia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Squire Patton Boggs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people and atmosphere overall.

    Cons

    Slowdown of investments into overseas offices.

    Advice to Management

    I wish management pays more attention to international offices and not only focuses on those in the States.


  4. "Business Development Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a genuinely friendly firm which makes working here a lot of fun. The partners are generally a fairly straightforward bunch and it's at the less hierarchical end of the US spectrum. The BD and marketing function is resourced tightly - however the people I have been working with have been really professional and helpful.

    Cons

    Salaries and holidays in Asia seem to be tighter than at some other international firms. That said maybe I did not negotiate well!

    Advice to Management

    I'd say the firm needs to be more aggressive in BD efforts. However the management are moving in that direction...


  5. "Pros and Cons"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lawyer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Lawyer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great clients. Great office location.

    Cons

    Very easy for partners to take credit for other peoples work.

    Advice to Management

    Have procedures in place where junior lawyers can give feedback on senior lawyers/partners.


  6. "Company Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Squire Patton Boggs full-time

    Pros

    Great team; quality work with high profile clients.

    Cons

    At times the offices are not as integrated


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Mind your back"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Squire Patton Boggs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Not much I can think of - Office Managing Partner a nice man, willing to listen but very rarely actions.

    Cons

    Dog eat dog
    Some of the Senior Partners treat staff like something on the bottom of their shoe
    Some “colleagues” will do their best to stab you in the back at any opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Deal with the behaviour of some of the senior partners
    Don’t encourage the “cliques” which build up in the support departments.

  8. "Reputable law firm with very comfortable working conditions and extremely professional staff."

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    Former Employee - Executive Legal Secretary in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Former Employee - Executive Legal Secretary in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Squire Patton Boggs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Professional management, nice attitude, good medical insurance and related issues, annual benefits, comfy working conditions, training sessions.

    Cons

    Little chances for professional growth. This law firm has more pros then cons, so nothing much to say here.

    Advice to Management

    Career development paths should be re-considered.


  9. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    International firm, people really get behind different causes.

    Cons

    Other than your own department it's difficult to get to know others in the firm


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Squire Patton Boggs full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros for this firm.

    Cons

    Firm are all take, no give. Even when you try your hardest, it will not be good enough. They have unrealistic expectations of their staff and have their favourites when it comes to promotions/pay rises/rules. Not a friendly atmosphere & no one mingles within the firm. Management do not care for your concerns and the support network needs major improvement.