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Diversity was a plus
Conference Services Coordinator/Senior Office Rece (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJune 17, 2019
I enjoyed working for Jenner & Block it was an excellent place to work with great pay and benefits. J&B offered training classes to improve your computer skills.
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4.0
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Nice and cooperative people
.NET Architect (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 3, 2019
It's easy to collaborate with open minded folks and that is what Jenner is all about. Our DEV team is dedicated to exceed the norm here.
Also, company does not hesitate from keeping you at bay when it comes to training. If you want to get new skill in something related to your job, management is almost always going for it.
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Friendly environment, cool coworkers
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3.0
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Wonderful place to learn, few growth opportunities, short-term job
Practice Assistant (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCMay 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.
Pros
Yearly staff appreciation celebration, holiday bonus, transit benefits
Cons
Lacks growth opportunities
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not positive
Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 7, 2019
not appreciated, and terrible attitudes. They don't care about the little people. Attorneys get away with everything. If you like to kiss azz with little to no reward, this is the place for you.
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4.0
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Great law firm to work for
Paralegal, Litigation (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILNovember 5, 2018
Working at Jenner & Block helped me advance my legal career. Client base and work is varied and the firm puts a lot of responsibility on the legal staff which allows paralegals to learn more. Flexible schedule as well.
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4.0
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Litigator, Employment and Education law
Associate, Complex Commercial Litigation Practice (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 31, 2018
I managed the State Board of Investment ("ISBI") manages the defined benefit assets of the State Employees’ Retirement System, the General Assembly Retirement System, the Judges’ Retirement System of Illinois, the Illinois Power Agency, as well as the State of Illinois Deferred Compensation Plan. ISBI is conducting a search to fill its Associate General Counsel/Investment Compliance Officer position. This role is responsible for advising and assisting the Executive Director/Chief Investment Officer and General Counsel in matters related to the legal and compliance affairs of ISBI.
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3.0
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Decent place to work with no possibility of advancement
Staff Attorney (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 10, 2018
Jenner & Block has good workplace culture and nice people, but employees are hired for specific jobs and there is no room for advancement. Management is (understandably) focused on cost cutting, but sometimes resources needed to do an effective job are cut or eliminated.
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4.0
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Worked with 5 associates
Legal Secretary (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCOctober 4, 2018
Daily I worked with the attorneys assisting with billing questions and doing administrative duties

Management was great, secretarial supervisor was splendid. she was very helpful and very candid.

The most enjoyable thing was flexible work schedule and the flexibility of the attorneys.
Pros
Great salary and benefits
Cons
The lack of work
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5.0
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Loved working in an office setting.
Legal Secretary & Secretary Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILSeptember 1, 2018
A typical work day would be assisting attorney in administrative work. Hardest thing about my day was deadlines and trying to not miss my train ride home. Most enjoyable part was the people that worked there.
Pros
Salary, people and vacation and personal time
Cons
4 hours commute
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5.0
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Good corporate culture
Contract Paralegal (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 10, 2018
Good place to work for.. This was a contact work assignment and very sensitive and pressure to meet deadline which was met. the contrac worker are tajken care of and compensate higly for putting in extra time and work to meet the deadline.
Pros
Niece free breakfast and niece people to work with
Cons
Compensation for extra work
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3.0
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It's an okay place to work...
Service Desk Analyst (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 10, 2018
For the IT department at least. Work pace is adequate, but not very challenging. Not a lot of opportunity for advancement as the department is small and does not see a lot of turnover.
Pros
Job Security, Decent Benefits
Cons
Not a lot of room for advancement
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5.0
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Good work life balance but not much job security
ATTORNEY (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 9, 2018
Compensation and benefits were great and the work was challenging but not overbearing. The managers were great. The only issue was that job security was low as there was always a risk of being laid off.
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4.0
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Working at Jenner & Block
Paralegal Consultant (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 2, 2018
I can't really answer this question as I was there under a contract and it was for a couple weeks only so I will refrain from commenting further due to possibly giving an inaccurate answer.
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Worst assignment ever
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 4, 2018
Poor management. Terrible communication. Either the expectations from J&B were not expressed to the staffing company that placed me there or the just wanted a body to fill an opening. Either way...had I known all the requirements I would never have applied for the position.
Pros
Nice office on the 42nd floor
Cons
Everything else
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3.0
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Jenner & Block is a fun place to work
Technical Support Representative (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 15, 2018
I'm a employee of PBMS and we get the contract at Jenner & Block as duplicating department. Jenner & Block always invite us for their annual outing and office party.
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5.0
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Loved It Here
Manager (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJanuary 9, 2018
I enjoyed working here. Everyone in the DC office was great and I miss it. I hope everyone is doing well. This job was full-filling and kept me busy. Co-workers, managers and office admin were all great to work with. I unfortunately had to relocate for personal reasons and the commute was unreasonable.
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3.0
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Serious law firm
Coordinator/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 3, 2017
The work is taken very seriously and therefore the atmosphere does not lend itself to much camaraderie. It is a busy environment and so the day usually feels like it flies by. .
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Benefits
Cons
Cold environment
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5.0
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Productive and fun work place with ping pong table and many social functions
Legal Secretary (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCSeptember 26, 2017
Overall it was a great place to work but from a legal secretary standpoint, the workload could, at times, be overwhelming. The management folks in Chicago Headquarters dictated the ratio of attorneys to secretaries and did not take into account the current workload status, hence, some secretaries were completely overloaded while others were not busy enough.
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Law Firm
Legal Secretary/Assistant (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 17, 2017
This is your law firm that is more friendly than most. New building. Pleasant environment. Hard working people who appreciate a hard working support staff.
Pros
Learning
Cons
None.
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4.0
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Tough, but fair
Litigation Associate (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 16, 2017
High-quality legal practice with a lot of good people. The firm management does a lot to train its younger attorneys, but it basically gives the legal practice tools to the associates without much structure or organization to manage the associates' workload. As a result, it is incumbent on associates to secure a good mentor or sponsor early on in their careers.
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