Wonderful place to learn, few growth opportunities, short-term job
Practice Assistant (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – May 1, 2019
While Jenner & Block is a great place to begin ones working life, the opportunities for improvement and skill gain rapidly run out. Within six months, a competent college graduate can learn everything there is to know about being a Practice Assistant here, and will then realize there is nowhere further to grow. In the DC office at least (for the culture varies wildly among offices), there is little to no incentive for support staff during the first three years of employment. Holiday bonuses will be pro-rated for the first three years, pay will be low and yearly salary increases will come late and be almost negligible on a paycheck, and hard work will be rewarded with increased assignments and responsibilities that have very little to do with the job you are supposed to be doing -- and for which you will not get credit. Although Jenner & Block is a wonderful training course in an of itself for how to gain solid administrative training and learn how a corporate office environment functions, as a Practice Assistant you may find yourself wanting to move forward in ways that the structure of this firm simply will not allow.
Yearly staff appreciation celebration, holiday bonus, transit benefits
Lacks growth opportunities