Dorsey & Whitney Employee Reviews

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Hardest part of the job
Windows Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNFebruary 12, 2016
The most difficult part of the job consists of working to schedule time of unplanned changes that must be applied. We will sometimes have to wait up to two months to make a critical change to a system.
Pros
Free drinks at parties
Cons
Apprehensive IT
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Good place to work
Employee (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNJanuary 1, 2016
Not a difficult place to work. However, If you come in at the bottom there are little opportunities for advancement. Relaxed atmosphere for staff.
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I do not recommend this firm
billing specialist (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 24, 2016
First of all, you will be quoted a salary but you will not in fact receive it. They will break it down to "per hour". You receive the quoted salary only if you work 8 hrs a day. Then, when you are hired, you are told you cannot work 8 hours and you must take a full hour lunch. Management will not allow or pay when you do overtime. Therefore, you get paid for 7 hours of work which results in a lowered salary. You do not get an end of the year bonus. If you do get a bonus you only get $50 for the first 10 years of working at the firm and $100 for longer. Not a friendly atmosphere, the Partners aren't too nice, they seem to get off on keeping everyone on edge and afraid of loosing their job. Promotion for Associates doesn't happen much. No diversity. The workload is extreme. Staff- you can't do overtime because you won't get paid but you do it anyway because if you do not finish the work load you will be reprimanded. It's like constantly being between a rock and a hard place. No perks, average benefits. The managing partner that runs everything is past retirement age and won't retire, therefore, the firm is very very old fashion and in the dark ages. If you need supplies like pens or post-its, you only get one or two. Their ethics are weird, never worked at a firm like this one.
Pros
Can't think of not one
Cons
Poor compensation
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Great Environment, Great Compensation, Great understanding of work/family balance
Accounts Payable Specialist (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNMarch 2, 2012
I enjoy working for Dorsey and Whitney because of the people, compensation, understanding, flexibility and great balance of work and family.
Pros
people, benefits, compensation, flexibility and understanding
Cons
part-time benefits cost more
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Very productive workplace
Legal Assistant (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNOctober 24, 2013
Very professional atmosphere. One of the most prestigous law firms in the United States. I felt very fortunate to have had the opportunity to be emplloyed there.
Pros
many benefits
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Great experience!
Litigation Technology Support Intern (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNAugust 26, 2014
I had the opportunity to see how the entire e-Discovery process works from an in-house large law firm perspective.
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One of the best law firm's around
Senior Corporate Paralegal (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNOctober 15, 2012
Wonderful group of people to work for, great location. I really enjoyed working for this company and would do so again.
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