Billing Coordinator (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – March 21, 2018
Work environment is adequate and co-workers/managers are great. Don't expect anything from the firm except the required pay on the 1st and the 15th. If you simply need employment, it's fine to work with the firm. If you are already with a stable employee appreciative firm that provides fringe benefits or have other options, seriously consider the other options.
Consistent Pay, Friendly Co-Workers
Lack of Perks, New executives uninterested in employee morale, No 401K match, accrued PTO, Working hours longer than other firms, Company does not contribute to dental insurance, difficult to obtain job advancement, too many chiefs
Productive and friendly workplace with great benefits
Legal Secretary (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – March 5, 2018
I enjoyed working at Blank Rome for 14 years. I also enjoyed my co-workers as well. Management was fair .I learned many skills and the most enjoyable part of the job was working as a team and the great benefits.
Video-conference Coordinator (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – February 1, 2018
As with any law firm of that size, there are mergers and/or acquisition of other firms over time. Sometimes, a merger totally changes the overall culture of the firm. I can't speak for moving forward, but previous to the last merger, this was a solid place to work. Things can't stay the same forever and anyone stepping in now, won't know anything about the past.
Stressful, throw each other under the bus atmosphere for personal gain
Director of Facilities (Current Employee) – New York, NY – October 30, 2017
Used to be a family type atmosphere until the firm began to grow exponentially under current management. Growth is normally welcomed but not at the expense of the folks that worked tirelessly to help you get there only to be discarded via layoff.
Secretary (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – October 19, 2017
I was one of over 250 employees who were laid off in 2009. After six years of employment in various practice groups I was let go because I was the last one hired in the Real Estate secretary pool.
Would I recommend this firm, yes I would recommend it. But apparently, the firm has changed so much with a lot of the groups being outsourced that I would not recognize it as the Blank Rome I worked for.
Specialist (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – October 18, 2017
Philly runs the offices but they don't. Different rules , arbitrary changing of rules. They don't support advancement ( In the DC office). Little to no support. Lack of understanding of what some people do contributes to ineffective management. They are guided by numbers, billable everything only for it to be written off. Number numbers numbers .. if you don't have them forget a raise or bonus even if non-billable work has been done in an effort to straighten out the crazy that you walked into. Its unorganized and unresponsive to genuine concern about work flow.
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Wilmington, DE – September 7, 2017
I worked at Blank Rome for 7 years. It was a pleasant environment to work in. I did enjoy my job and the people that I met. I did do a lot around the office besides answering the phone. I wanted to take classes to advance but Blank Rome got rid of my position due the restructuring.
Legal Secretary (Former Employee) – Washington City, DC – July 29, 2017
Corporate Law/Litigation is fast pace but not stressful as personal liability litigation or medical malpractice.
Both Corporate Law/Litigation and Maritime require you to manage your time wisely. You must be organized and know how to prioritize assignments. Must have good work ethic and proofreading skills along with good computer skills, i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio, PowerPoint, etc. Keep accurate calendars so deadlines are not missed and your attorneys never miss appointments, meetings or court dates. Must be a team player.
legal secretary (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – May 10, 2017
Typical day varied based on need of clients so balance changed daily. If pressured by client to produce documents, support may be available but at times additional hours were required to complete task.
Finance Department (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – April 23, 2017
Working there for many years has taught me that in order for you to succeed you have to be apart of the in-crowd...meaning living in the same neighborhood, hang out frequently after work and wasting countless hours in those who have been blessed with offices. They offer bonuses and raises to those who threaten to leave in order to keep them there, while those who truly deserve them get pennies on the dollar or are told to be thankful that in this economy you have a job. Those who have worked on Saturdays, late nights and help implement ideas within the company to make the flow of work easier just get played for a fool and others reap the benefits of YOUR hardwork. I would not recommend anyone working there unless you are truly in need of a job and dont mind being used a door mat.
ice cream socials and thanksgiving meals
low pay, horrible management, no structure, no accountability
Legal Secretary (Former Employee) – Cherry Hill, NJ – March 29, 2017
In the 27 years I worked for Blank Rome, I enjoyed being an employee. The benefits were outstanding and the consideration for their employees was extraordinary. Everything has changed since they eliminated my job in 2012. They changed their management style and from what I hear is no longer one of the best firms to work for.
We were kept up to date with the latest technology