Patent Agent and Law Clerk (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – December 6, 2018
I worked there in 2015. My time there was nice. My colleagues were personable yet professional, my supervisors gave very helpful feedback, and everyone was invested in my advancement. Unfortunately, the firm underwent a major restructuring during which they cut many jobs, including many of my colleagues'.
Staff Attorney (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – November 1, 2018
It's no longer a law firm, but a corporation. Not much of a work-life balance. Managers are mean, selfish, arrogant and dishonest, but mostly mean. Ethics honored in the breach. Never was made to feel part of my department. Tale a pass on RS if you can.
Free coffee and tea. Nobody ever kept track of vacation days. Pay was OK but not great.
Cubilcles, not offices. No privacy. Ignorant supervisors.
Legal Assistant (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – October 11, 2018
Learned new software applications. Does not have a team atmosphere. Every man for themselves mentality. Busy work environment. Business Manager is in your personal space. Can be abrupt in dealing with you. Does not keep information and/or conversations confidential.
Accounting Analyst (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – October 3, 2018
Compensation is very competitive, benefits are outstanding, people are overall fun to be around and work with are a few of the pros. Advancement is fairly limited as there is little turnover within and rarely is an opportunity created for an employer with advanced skill set to advance career is a con. Still overall a good Firm to work for.
Network Operations Center Technician (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – June 19, 2018
I enjoyed working here. I felt that my direct manager was great at deflecting garbage coming from higher ups. The pay and compensation was average. The 7% 401k contribution regardless of how much you contributed was really nice. The PTO was very generous. I had 30 days after 5 years. The people are great.
People, equipment, money in the budget for new stuff.
Network Operations Center Technician (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – April 4, 2018
Responsibilities included monitoring a global enterprise, identifying issues and potential problems, coordinating resources, communicating the status, providing Tier I support, and assisting with routine tasks and maintenance in a 24/7 environment.
E-Discovery Attorney (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – January 4, 2018
If you like doc review this is the place to be. It's modern and clean and updated with latest technology. The amount of work is pretty consistent. If there's ever a slow period, the higher ups will find something for you to work on so that you don't have to go unpaid.
Real Estate Clerk (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – January 2, 2018
Although I felt treated well enough, there is a massive disparity between the Staff and the billing Attorneys. The perks and benefits realistically only apply to attorneys as they are still too expensive for any staffer. All company functions, like parties, happy hours, etc. are for attorneys only. Upward movement for non-attorneys is almost non-existent.
Legal Secretary (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – November 8, 2017
The San Francisco office was excellent. The management was great, the work environment was wonderful and the location was ideal. Legal is always stressful and fast paced but my attorneys were very courteous..
Patent Secretary / Legal Assistant (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – November 5, 2017
Stressful,; did some commercial litigation; very competitive; they did not try to work with our IP department;eventually got rid of the prosecution part of our practice in their eyes was not a moneymaker; litigation was their focus
Global Travel Manager (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – June 29, 2017
Travel is not typical so my days can be extremely hectic to quiet and calm giving me the time to review reports and update information. I am a global department of one so I am "on the job" even when I am out of the office. I enjoy working with all levels of management and staff along with the different types of vendors all over the world.