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Vedder Price Reviews

Updated January 16, 2017
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  1. "Great in many respects"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Vedder Price full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supportive of business development; it really feels like one can make partner there; very transparent. Also, collegial environment (and not just in name only - the firm has initiatives to support that collegiality)

    Cons

    BigLaw expectations without BigLaw resources/clients. It's tough to hit the hours requirement for some groups, for example, because the work doesn't flow as freely

    Advice to Management

    Adjust hours requirements and expectations based on the group at issue; continue to support the firm's culture


  2. "Typical Law Firm"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people and good experience.

    Cons

    Typical loop law firm environment.


  3. "Hard working and great people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Was a fast paced and challenging environment.

    Cons

    Hours could be long at times.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Former Employee"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some good staff. Some not so good people and attorneys. Management was good back in the day...

    Cons

    Management is terrible. They allow people to make decisions that should not be making decisions.


  6. "Secretary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vedder Price full-time

    Pros

    Nice People, great environment, great supervisor, HR is great, great benefits. Nothing bad to say except for below in the cons.

    Cons

    Time Warp, caveman days as far as procedures. Paper everywhere

    Advice to Management

    Please please look at all the paper around here,


  7. "Good Name, Great Location, Excellent Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Non-Legal Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Non-Legal Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Vedder Price is a good name in the legal industry. Somewhat of a rigorous interview process, but for a good reason- good benefits, good location, competitive pay. HR is visible and responsive; they are thorough and selective. I find that they carry themselves professionally while being personable at all times, and they're good at that. I have met many people here who have had their positions for 10-30 years and still love coming to work. While there are employees who have been with the company for a long time, the firm is still expanding and there is room for new hires to grow.

    Cons

    They are upgrading their bathrooms and conference rooms; some departments are getting shifted. They're installing some state-of-the-art conference rooms; it may take a few months.

    Advice to Management

    <(I would honestly just go talk to my managers if I had "advice" for them; this is not for my managers, thank you)/>
    The main reason people use glassdoor is to complain. This site functions as dumping grounds for disgruntled employees. Most of the time it has nothing to do with the company itself. Vedder Price is a great place to work. Come see for yourself.


  8. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Staff in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Support Staff in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vedder Price full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pros life for me goes on and on, but some of the highlights are as follows:
    - Above and beyond in the training department, not only did I feel I was completely prepared for my position after training, but they are constantly offering Business Development courses to keep me on my game.
    - Salary and benefits are very generous, they really put together a benefits plan that shows how much they care about their employees from the Health Care and 401k down to the discount on the buildings gym, they really offer it all.
    - People, people and people...I cannot say enough good things about all of the amazing people that work here. I have yet to run into a "bad seed" everyone is so warm, welcoming and helpful.

    Cons

    While we may be a little behind the times, we are slowly but surely making all the right moves and I see nothing but positive growth here at Vedder!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work :)


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing Coordinator"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and interview process is easy.

    Cons

    Horrible Atmosphere. Feels like you are walking into a time warp when you enter the office. You must tell the receptionist every time you go to lunch and let her know when you are back. HR still has people filling out paper forms. Horrible lighting. If you get sick, everyone in HR/Management will know and want to talk to you about it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your employees like children and watching everything they do. If you need to do that, then you shouldn't hire them.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of changes"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Vedder Price full-time

    Pros

    fair compensation, people are great, location, decent opportunities

    Cons

    Senior management needs to listen to employees; short sighted management initiatives, very bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  11. "Great working enviroment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Vedder Price full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers
    Family orientated firm
    Pay is not bad but not high

    Cons

    Horrible PTO; hard to take time off in certain departments & have to accrue
    Hard to move up
    Management is open to hearing its employees but that is about it.



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