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Venable LLP Reviews

Updated December 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance (at least in the marketing department) (in 3 reviews)

  • Good benefits, some great people to work with (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Like all law firms, there are firm politics in play (in 4 reviews)

  • Venable treats their support staff and paralegals like scum (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "See for yourself!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Venable LLP full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I must say I am so glad I made my own judgement and did NOT go by reviews. There are a plethora of benefits at Venable and still shocked at how competitive the salary is. During my interview process the staff was very candid about what to expect so I was prepared walking in the door. So far my experience has been awesome. I am extremely glad I chose wisely after being able to have options when it came to selecting my new employer!

    Cons

    I have been employed here for a little over a month and can't really think of any cons so far.


  2. "Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Venable LLP full-time

    Pros

    Venable is a great employer with a healthy work environment.

    Cons

    Can be stuck on same cases for a long time.

  3. "Business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    wonderful generous brilliant business staff

    Cons

    very long unrelenting hours of work


  4. "Good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Venable LLP full-time

    Pros

    Collegiate environment where you can work with people you don't hate.

    Cons

    Like all law firms, there are firm politics in play.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fine place to work, but very traditional and rigid management"

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    Former Employee - Staff Attorney in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Staff Attorney in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Venable LLP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good working relationships with fellow colleagues and good location

    Cons

    Long hours, unreasonable expectations, little direct feedback from senior attorneys, almost impossible to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt more modern management practices and allow for more flexibility to create a better work-life balance.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "lack of stability"

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    Current Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Venable LLP full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    new office building is great

    Cons

    instability with management changes for several years


  7. "Great Support Staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - VTC Technician in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - VTC Technician in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Venable LLP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great salary. Amazing work space. Surrounded by really smart people. Job stability. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Management is handcuffed when it comes to great ideas sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate talent periodically to maximize growth potential.

  8. "Managers are chauvinists, disrespectful and lie to the support (non-attorney) staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Venable LLP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the weekend when I mostly wasn't there

    Cons

    Lying is OK if you are a Manager, blatant lies a 2nd grader could tell was a lie

    Advice to Management

    HR staff is incompetent and lazy! You have a LOT of job openings, so, clearly there is something WRONG at Venable.


  9. "Partner"

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    Former Employee - Partner
    Former Employee - Partner

    I worked at Venable LLP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    substantial responsibility if you can elbow your way into work

    Cons

    frat boy environment; opaque payment structure


  10. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Attorney
    Current Employee - Attorney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Venable LLP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The culture is fantastic and the dedicated team of attorneys are truly top-notch.

    Cons

    It can be hard to stand out amongst your peers in such a large setting.


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