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Troutman Sanders Reviews

Updated June 29, 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. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    people are great and helpful

    Cons

    not many cons, a good place


  2. "Disorganized"

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

    I worked at Troutman Sanders full-time

    Pros

    Good support staff and benefits

    Cons

    Disorganized HR department (too many people), good ole boys attitude, company motto isn't carried out by those in charge, will layoff long term employees instead of keeping them and moving them around, pay for support staff seems to be based on practice group instead of years of experience.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your staff more. Offer those that have been there longer incentives to keep them there instead of getting rid of them.

  3. "Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Troutman Sanders full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Attractive work environment, support staff and contractors

    Cons

    Management failure to disclose major corporate changes until they show up on social media or internet; integrity and honesty issues when dealing with employees; benefits leave a lot to be desired as not competitive with other firms of its size and reputation

    Advice to Management

    Supervise management of offices not within range of corporate headquarters to see what is really going on and assess productivity and ethical issues re attorney and professional staff billing requirements and practices


  4. "Happy Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Troutman Sanders full-time

    Pros

    Nice People that become good friends

    Cons

    Very intense; high stress if you have an attorney facing job


  5. "okay"

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary

    I have been working at Troutman Sanders full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very laid back. The people are nice. Busy but not overly so.

    Cons

    You have to fight for yourself to get the salary you deserve. Some practice groups get more attention than others. Not really any room to grow.


  6. "Very Laid Back"

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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

    This firm is super laid back, and the billable requirement isn't as much as other large firms.

    Cons

    Making partner is becoming more and more difficult.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Patent Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Senior Patent Paralegal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Patent Paralegal in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Troutman Sanders full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful office, nice location.

    Cons

    Heavy workload and case management, unprofessional colleague, disorganized human resources department.

  8. "Agressive environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Troutman Sanders full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice building, great location, clean, modern

    Cons

    No respect for the staff, not enough support.

    Advice to Management

    Promote respect


  9. "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


  10. "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.


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