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No work-life balance
Associate (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNMay 19, 2017
Good people, poor hours. No such thing as a work-life balance. Great people to work with, lots of training opportunities. Excellent support staff. No advancement advice from management.
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Amazing environment
Assistant to Bankruptcy (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAMay 16, 2017
I've worked here for 3yrs at the Palo Alto office and it has been the best 3yrs. Everyone here is so kind, and warm. The staff really know how to help one another out and the attorneys here genuinely care about everyone.
Pros
celebrate life events, lunch parties, everyone is kind, hard work is appreciated
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Typical Law Firm Blah
Attorney (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTMay 5, 2017
Good terms with Regional Director to have job security and ease at work is a plus. Most of the employees are laid back and easy to work with. Atmosphere is work hard, maybe you will get noticed. They are very tight on their office supplies budget and employee appreciation perks. No bonuses or incentives. Medical benefits are not the best in town. Vacation is below average. Enormous amount of procedures and forms. Business office seems to change billing procedures which puts a huge dent on productivity. There is party activity that the staff donate a sufficient amount of their time towards. I don't know if that is taken into account as their job duties.
Pros
7.5 hr work that most adhere to
Cons
Not a employee appreciative workplace, management sees $$$$
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Solid Law Firm
ATTORNEY (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNFebruary 13, 2017
A large firm with varied and complex clients, Dorsey & Whitney provides an opportunity for lawyers to showcase talent and develop skills. A collaborative environment, the firm provides an opportunity for everyone to be successful. The hours can be long and the work challenging.
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Typical Law Firm
Document Specialist (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNOctober 14, 2016
D&W was a pleasant place to work, but advancement within the structure was limited due to the dividing line between Support Staff and Attorneys.

The environment was good, though the technology at the time was lacking and just catching up to modern-day law practices.

Working with attorneys varied based on personality types. Some were very demanding (almost diva-esque) as can be expected by high profile maverick attorneys. Others were normal, pleasant people who worked well with others.
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Very Busy
Office Services Clerk (Former Employee) –  Denver, COOctober 4, 2015
Support staff is frequently short-staffed & at times not enough time is given to complete extra work. Overtime work is not readily available for the support staff.
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Great workplace, just no free time
Trademark Paralegal (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNMarch 16, 2014
This is a great company to work for, but not for those who plan on having a lot of personal free time. Lots of overtime required.
Pros
Nice people, lots of fun, challenging tasks
Cons
50+ work week required
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Smaller group
Legal Secretary (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAFebruary 21, 2014
This was a smaller group of people. It was basically just you working for your attorneys.
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A very conservative and busy work enviroment.
Receptionist/ Conference Center Clerk (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNJanuary 3, 2014
My typical day goes as follows: I assist clients and lawyers with their needs ranging from setting their appointments, distriubuting electronically to their emails. I print off PDF files as well other documents that are needed. other job duties include faxing, filing, data entry etc..
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Doesn't keep their word
secretary (Former Employee) –  Costa Mesa, CAOctober 19, 2013
Management in the OC office is a joke. Not needed. A lot of fuss about nothing. Failed to see what value the OC manager had to offer. Co-workers were great. Nothing hard about the job. Attorneys seem to be overly impressed with themselves.
Pros
For the most part, nice co-workers
Cons
Management isn't really management, Attorneys have higher opinions of themselves than they should
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It pays the bills.
Department Assitant (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WANovember 30, 2012
Mornings/Whole day consists of recieving mail, sorting them and redistributing them through out the entire office.On busy days, there will be heavy volumes of print and scanning projects delivered to Office Services.Completion of projects depends on the volume and the degree of difficulty to perform them. It may only take an hour or two at times, but can also occupy your time for the whole day. After the mail is delivered, inventory is reviewed for supplies. Also, there will be client conferences that will need to be set up as well. Management has downsized staff and has the extra work load redistributed and added to existing job functions and roles for the remaining employees. What used to be a 4 man crew in the firm's mailroom has come down to 1. This makes it really hard to do your regular task because of time constraints with other various projects or set ups needed to be done, specially if there is an urgency for them to be done right away. Aside from those obstacles, majority of the people in the firm are very pleasant to work with and are a good source of relief and laughter.
Pros
people i work with.
Cons
no free bus passes. company only contributes 20% for the total cost of your fare, the rest is the employees responsibility.
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Plenty of work to keep me busy
Receptionist (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAMay 23, 2012
I anwer the phone and take care of all the records for our Palo Alto office. If the day is slow I will find projects to keep me busy. I enjoy staying busy and that would have to be my favorite thing about my job.
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