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Updated February 15, 2018
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Pros
  • This law firm knows a thing or two about providing a safe, professional and rewarding experience for the employee (in 5 reviews)

  • They treat associates and patent agents like adults, and they understand the importance of work-life balance to avoid burnout (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • This was an extremely toxic work environment (in 4 reviews)

  • Good ole boy lawyers don't respect support staff (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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

    I have been working at Troutman Sanders full-time

    Pros

    work-life balance/salary/good help from assistants

    Cons

    benefits are too expensive/ no 401(k) matching


  2. "Dysfunctional"

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

    I worked at Troutman Sanders full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful offices, nice co-workers but boss pitts them against each other like Hunger Games just for the fun of it.

    Cons

    Crazy boss wasn't happy unless there was drama and chaos. Terrible marole

    Advice to Management

    keep a better eye on your department heads

  3. "A solid place to work"

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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Troutman Sanders full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The senior attorneys and partners were always willing to train a junior attorney. Everyone, regardless of seniority, was friendly and eager to work as a team.

    Cons

    They could improve their schedule flexibility for employees. Also, the annual review process is too much. It requires too much time for those involved, and it attempts to measure attorneys in one practice group against those in other practice groups as if they are apples to apples.


  4. "Former Troutman Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The firm offers an extensive amount of benefits.

    Cons

    The culture isn't ideal and there's a lack of professional development and support from leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the people who are doing the work. They're bright and have a lot to offer the firm - if/when given the opportunity their ideas would provide value.


  5. "So Far One of the Best Places I have worked"

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Troutman Sanders full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Management team. Professional yet easygoing. Free lunches quite often. Beautiful Office and views from office in Irvine, Ca location. For the most part, you get left alone to do your work.

    Cons

    Many of the people who get paid 5x the amount than others, tend to give their work to the little people while they are on personal calls, online shopping etc. No accountability from select few (same few who pawn off their work, blame others, talk behind your back to avoid getting written up etc.,)


  6. "Pleased"

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

    I have been working at Troutman Sanders full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paid overtime. Billable hour tier bonus structure. 15 vacation days from the start, volunteer PTO, floating holiday, 5 PTO days rollover to next calendar year. Partners are grateful for hard work within their section and maintain the client contacts for sustainable business development. Job security (but also long hours due to high volume of work).

    Cons

    Compensation review occurs every 12+ months, so don't get hopes up about a raise at any other point in the year. Formal tone to the office as opposed to a contemporary vibe.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize those excelling in their jobs and be flexible regarding upward mobility and interdisciplinary work (e.g., paralegal excels but notice other skill set, so offer opportunity to switch to HR management).


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Troutman Sanders full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Known for smart, down-to-earth people, sophisticated clients, top-notch work, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Overall, a fantastic place to work as an attorney, not just in Atlanta but in other offices, too. You can actually have a life outside work.

    Cons

    Hours can be demanding, but it seems much more reasonable than at other BigLaw firms. Medical premiums are pretty high.

  8. "Associate"

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

    I have been working at Troutman Sanders full-time

    Pros

    Very nice people; excellent cases.

    Cons

    Nothing at this time to share


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Old values, old methods, old work..."

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Troutman Sanders full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Many of people that work in the organization are compassionate and want to make work fun and get the job done
    - The company is late to becoming a modern organization, but finally catching up with current perks and benefits lile work from home

    Cons

    - Lack of growth opportunities
    - Interdepartmental conflict
    - Opportunities for change in methods and practices are frowned upon
    - Salaries are not commensurate to work for many
    - Understaffed and staff hired not qualified
    - Work life balance non-existent
    - Unfair cycle of nepotism for legacy staff
    - Many tasks are passed around departments with no accountability

    Advice to Management

    Hire new mid-level (under Chief level)' management. Train exisiting management. Follow trends from other firms. Listen to your staff and other employees. Spend a bit of money on staff training and hire the right people, do not cover up the need for this by doing the work yourself.


  10. "Troutman"

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

    I worked at Troutman Sanders full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. People are really nice. Relaxed work atmosphere.

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say.

    Advice to Management

    None


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