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Steptoe & Johnson Reviews

Updated May 29, 2019

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3.1
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42%
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73%
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Roger E. Warin
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very stable, and good work life balance in comparison to others in similar area(in 4 reviews)

  • "Location - Dupont Circle is a good place work(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Everything is broken into teams - coding, settlement and trial which is very different from what other law firms do(in 6 reviews)

  • "Some lateral hires have affected the the work/life balance and expectations for associates(in 4 reviews)

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Steptoe & Johnson full-time

      Pros

      coffee and cholocates were great;; amazing events

      Cons

      .it was so busy, understaffed

      Steptoe & Johnson2019-05-29
    • "Stable, Diverse, and Great Colleagues"

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      Former Employee - Litigation Paralegal 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Steptoe & Johnson full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Very stable, and good work life balance in comparison to others in similar area. Direct management was straight forward while also being hands off from a micromanaging stand point. Office was very nice, and while they did not always have the bells and whistles of other firms, they still have a lot of traditional benefits such as events, employee recognition, benefits, and training.

      Cons

      There is not a lot of room for growth, and there are definitely entrenched employees that no matter how little they work will stay put due to favoritism.

      Steptoe & Johnson2019-04-05
    • "Great firm; great people"

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      Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Steptoe & Johnson full-time

      Pros

      Great people. I looked up to everyone I worked for.

      Cons

      Tech is a bit outdated.

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the good work.

      Steptoe & Johnson2019-03-21
    • "Don't get stuck here"

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      Current Employee - Litigation Paralegal in Rockville, MD
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Steptoe & Johnson full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      flexible schedules easy to learn benefits are decent (once converted to an FTE)

      Cons

      mundane work pay is mediocre not a place you would want to stay at long term

      Advice to Management

      Stop micromanaging your employees

      Steptoe & Johnson2019-04-05
    • "Hr Admin Assistant"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Steptoe & Johnson full-time

        Pros

        Gym, big company, good benefits

        Cons

        poor management communication, unfortunate lack of culture training

        Steptoe & Johnson2018-10-22
      • Helpful (2)

        "Professional Staff"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Steptoe & Johnson full-time

        Pros

        The location is great for commuters.

        Cons

        Terrible upper and middle management. Inept managers who feel threatened by more knowledgeable employees. No onboarding in place for new hires. Attrition, because of the aforementioned. No systems and processes in place. This firm is masquerading as a"big law" firm but really functions more like a mid-tier firm.

        Advice to Management

        Training courses.

        Steptoe & Johnson2018-09-11
      • Helpful (1)

        "Paralegal Specialist"

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        Former Employee - Paralegal Specialist in Washington, DC
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Steptoe & Johnson full-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        Good pay and benefits. Profit sharing

        Cons

        Inexperienced or out of touch management

        Advice to Management

        Listen to employees

        Steptoe & Johnson2018-03-08
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        "Not a Good Place for Staff"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Steptoe & Johnson full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Relaxed environment, business casual attire. Camaraderie within practice groups.

        Cons

        Staff is treated very poorly, as if they were disposable and added no value. There are no bonuses, and even the holiday bonus isn't grossed up, so it's almost insultingly small. Buyouts are offered to older staff every year, and they are not replaced. Their work is lumped onto current staff with no compensation increase. Every perk the staff used to enjoy has been removed over the last few years. Secretarial management...

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        Advice to Management

        Stop treating partners to enormous bonuses and associates to ridiculously over-market salaries and start treating your staff like you value them, because right now they are leaving like rats from a sinking ship and you are driving this company into the ground.

        Steptoe & Johnson2018-01-24
      • "Nice place to work"

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        Former Employee - Research Analyst in Washington, DC
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Steptoe & Johnson full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Friendly people, great atmosphere, great cafeteria, central location.

        Cons

        The firm is large so you don't interact with people unless you're on their floor.

        Advice to Management

        None really.

        Steptoe & Johnson2017-10-05
      • Helpful (1)

        "Marketing Department"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at Steptoe & Johnson full-time

          Pros

          A lot of social, firm activities.

          Cons

          They PTO is not as generous as other firms.

          Steptoe & Johnson2017-06-06
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