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One of the poorest run firms
Office Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Denver, COJune 26, 2019
Akerman lacks the most basic of protocols across the board in all aspects of day to day operations. There is communication between offices, but action.
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Run. Worst culture I’ve ever experienced
LEGAL ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Denver, COJune 23, 2019
Nothing short of a hostile work environment. If you like working with no thank you, being bullied and talked trash about, horrible training and no follow up, and if you enjoy shoving ten pounds of useless trash into a five pound bag, this place is for you.
Cons
Seat warmers, clock punchers, gossip, make you hate your life
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Excellent Company
Assistant (Current Employee) –  Miami, FLApril 2, 2019
Akerman is an excellent place to work. Environment is wonderful, collaborative and they give you the opportunity to move up. The Miami office is a great office.
Pros
Promotions, Friday Breakfast, Collaborative
Cons
Pay is not the best
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Low Resources for Practice Group
Attorney at Law (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 3, 2019
The law firm is generally good, but they did not have the resources to support the clientele in all cases. The health care practice group is generally very new, and is still working out the kinks.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Infrastructure
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Each practice group has been outstanding to work with
Clerk (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLOctober 30, 2018
I’ve come to Akerman right out of college and was unsure of what the legal field entailed. Starting in the mailroom the Office Manger and Managing Partner gave many opportunities for advancement and supplemental learning to find what would be my best fit within the firm.
Pros
Benefits, culture
Cons
Few remote opportunities
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Very Unorganized Office Poor Management
Legal Assistant (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXSeptember 2, 2018
San Antonio office very unorganized, no management to go to for help when needed, no proper training on system programs, no team work and Attorneys do not care about their work product or how they treat their administrative staff, lots of stressful moments in that small office with a couple of Attorneys that make the office environment very hostile at times.
Pros
Great Building to work in, 9-6 hours, Pay
Cons
No Management to help with issues, hostile work environment, no training
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good
Office Services Clerk (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXJuly 22, 2018
Took what I learned at Akerman and used at present job. Great management and good atmosphere to work. Lost job due to reduction of staff. still would recommend working there.
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Productive and collaborative workplace
Summer Associate, Labor and Employment Litigation (Former Employee) –  West Palm Beach, FLJune 20, 2018
Akerman is a unique law firm in that it encourages professional development and excellence while fostering a collaborative environment.
Akerman has also taken charge in diversity and inclusion.
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Tough Run
Executive Receptionist (Former Employee) –  West Palm Beach, FLJune 11, 2018
7 years and the salary was good but the lack of appreciation was hard to swallow....more and more work with no room for advance and no additional pay. Staff was not treated well but the attorneys are treated very well. Office administrator was a nightmare to the staff....
Pros
Good Salary
Cons
No room for advance
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Great attorneys, great location, fair pay, lack of opportunity for growth
Legal Support Assistant (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXApril 6, 2018
Its a great firm, cool attorneys, fun staff, just limited opportunity to advance from within.Great downtown location, beautiful office, paid parking. Would recommend.
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Great Firm
Front Desk Receptionist / Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLApril 3, 2018
I enjoyed working for Akerman LLP. The firm offers room for professional growth and really invests time and resources into training employees. Job was just as described and work mates were friendly and professional.
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Law Firm
Paralegal/Legal Assistant (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLFebruary 27, 2018
Ackerman was rather stuffy and didn’t afford the opportunity to do significant trial work.

It was a good experience in that I met the attorney that I would leave with and remain with for almost ten years.
Pros
Non sresssful
Cons
No growth opportunity
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Plenty of Potential if they can get around roadblocks with Management
Legal Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 5, 2018
Career advancement is nonexistent and the company does not realize how valuable their staff is. The word "innovative" is thrown around loosely. Focus more on better compensation and career advancement which is more innovative and competitive.
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Stay away!!!! Horrible, horrible, horible!!!
Legal Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVNovember 3, 2017
Upper management gossips with staff. Too much favoritism. Upper management doesn't care if you are a hard worker. Upper management is Very unexperienced. Big big turnover. YOU will be responsible for work that the other lazy favored employees don't want to do. Upper management don't care about their staff, you are replaceable.
Pros
After all the negatives there is no Pros
Cons
Stressful, there is no team players, unhappy, snoppy Associates.
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Excellent workplace
Probate/Family Law/Corporate Paralegal (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 18, 2017
This firm has top quality employees. I was able to improve my skills and work. I leaned some litigation. All my coworkers were polite, intelligent and management was superb.
Pros
Excellent benefits and pay
Cons
None
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Hard work
Driller (Former Employee) –  OkOctober 3, 2017
Good place to work when they keep u busy. Good family owned business. Just not enough work in the oilfield right now. They have good rigs and good bosses.
Pros
Free gloves
Cons
Down to often
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Akerman LLP is a wonderful family friendly employer
Litigation File Clerk (Current Employee) –  West Palm Beach, FLOctober 1, 2017
I love working at Akerman LLP. The company supports the employees in every aspect. There are always opportunities to learn and someone always willing to teach. There is no micromanaging.
Pros
Every Friday breakfast is provided
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Akerman is just another law firm
LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 15, 2017
Sadly, management would gossip with support staff, very inconvenient training as the training staff worked in Florida. If one wanted training in a particular area, it could take several weeks to arrange for a trainer to get to the DC office.
Pros
Very involved in the poor community
Cons
Way too much gossiping went on
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Worked at this firm a long time and enjoyed my time there.
Legal Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLAugust 10, 2017
I was associated with this firm as a real estate legal assistant for many years. I enjoyed working there. The compensation was good and the benefits were great. The overall working atmosphere was good.
Pros
Good working atmosphere, great benefits
Cons
Was laid off when real estate market tanked in 2008
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Decent work place
Office Services Clerk (Current Employee) –  FloridaJuly 25, 2017
Akerman is a good place to work for most people. But as an office services clerk I feel that I do not get the pay I deserve. If you plan on getting any other position here I would recommend.
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