Dentons
3.4 out of 5 stars.
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The people are excellent here, overall very supportive and down-to-earth - makes for a good work environment. The compensation though is behind market in both base salary and bonuses. While national leadership is strong, department management is very poor. At the end of the day, it's all about the bottom-line - like all big firms they are good at bringing people in just to burn them out. No real interest in changing.
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Good people, market healthcare benefits
Cons
Low work-life balance, behind on compensation
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Dentons makes promises that it does not keep. The staff (non-attorney) is similar to a high school “clique” that excludes those who are “different.”
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Lack of management No work life management Recommend working for a law firm that is more stable, established Constant mergers - no organization Staff unfriendly
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This a good work environment in Oakland. It is relaxed and the Dentons Staff is friendly. It can get really busy and fast paced. You have to be ok with deadlines es to work here.
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No remote work, but otherwise great and fair. Nice staff and management and work load is hard, but challenging. covered and secure parking is free and easy to access
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I loved working at a place where the leadership modeled the excellence they expected from the staff. Their leading by example generated a culture of collaboration, cohesion, and success. Everyone was treated as equals albeit the Lawyers or the support staff and this why this firm is so successful. I highly recommend working here if you can get a position.
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The culture within provides a way forward and movement upward. Although the competitive nature of the group prevents collaboration, there are methods to increase experience and methods to increase appreciation.
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Friendly, Relaxed Work Environment. Supports Personal Development and Progress. Major investment in inclusion. Business-minded management. Major Investment in technology.
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Providing second-level desktop support for roughly 500+ customers. Responsible for Apple, Dell and Lenovo computer configuration and support. Assisting with after hour local and remote support. Supporting Blackberry, Android and Apple devices. Proficient in Polycom and Cisco audio/video conferencing support.
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Commercial real estate finance work - lender representation. Collateral across the US. Property and corporate due diligence, document drafting, and negotiating of contracts.
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Denton's seems to only care about being the biggest law firm in the world. Nothing else seems to matter. They talk in cliches and meet about meeting and they spend money like drunken sailors on leave.
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I didn't mind working here, but if you do not want to put in a little manual labor then this is not the job for you. I no longer wanted to work fast food which is why I left.
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They want you to believe their is growth, if you are willing to give up your entire social life. For a company that considers inclusion and women's rights to be so important, I have never seen such a company be so adamant about account for every minute away from the desk, penalizing people with personal scolding for calling out to be home with family, and the expectation to put the company ahead of anyone and anything else to chase a dollar. Some people prefer to just make a livable wage and get home at a decent hour. If that is your plan, do not apply here. If you are a new graduate looking to make awesome connections, learn the industry and put in serious hours to create a foundation for your career, then apply. That is all.
Pros
free lunch after attorneys eat
Cons
trade your down time to make more money, or settle for the percentage raise.
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Unless you are destitute and absolutely need a job don't go to Dentons. The entire firm is a mess. They are so concentrated on being the world's biggest firm that they have forgotten quality over quantity. This firm is a nightmare.
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A lot of free food.
Cons
Worst management EVER.
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Horrible managing partners in the Phoenix Office. Run, don't walk away from these folks. Uptight, unfriendly and and assumptive people. You will need to read minds with little information to possibly survive. Turn over is high. Will be told "it just isn't working out" with no details.
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Pay
Cons
You will need to be a mind reader to survive with little information.
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I was very excited to be offered the position to work at Dentons. I would work with the very established and successful healthcare team. The position was developed under very unusual circumstances and did not evolve as hoped (i.e., there were 2 people in a duplicate role).
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Friendly and great team.
Cons
None
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HR and the managers are not good. Very dsyfunctional management, especially in HR. Also their Benefits are too expensive. Management doesnt listen to their staff.
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Bagels, donut days. Generious PTO
Cons
Poor management, especially in HR
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Large law firm with high standards for advancement. Unlimited resources and opportunities. Focused on the largest international clients and continuous expansion.
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Dentons is a good place to work. A typical day provides opportunity for learning, sharing, and growing professionally. The management is interested and committed to creating a productive work environment where employees are valued and appreciated. The mission and goal is to maximize on the diversity and talent employees bring to the Firm.The most enjoyable aspect of the job is the belief there is potential for growth and that your colleagues are all interested in the well-being of you as an individual as well as, the Firm.
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Prestige, Reputation, Brand
Cons
Silo's
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Depending on your position at the Firm your experience can be different. However there is no moral at the Firm nor is there a balanced life. Expect to work 10+ hours a day with zero appreciation for the time you are putting in. Management here is a joke, their priorities are completely backwards and their desire to keep employees happy is non existent.
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Firm headed in wrong direction. No communication with management and employees. High turn over in attorneys. Health insurance is expensive. HR is upside down.
Pros
Donuts
Cons
No direction in management
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