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changeisgood Associate Attorney, Civil Litigation
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January 1970

Just because the company policies make it a great place for women with family-friendly policies on paper, the leaders of individual practice groups may penalize women for taking leave or limiting work days to ten hours.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
>$150k
Not eligible for bonus
None taken
Yes
Policies
I would recommend certain practice groups, where hourly billing expectations are reasonable and work/life balance is in place.
Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)
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1201third98101 Attorney/Lawyer
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January 1970

The policies are good, but it's the people you work with that will control opportunities, promotion, and day-to-day culture. The firm does not do a good job of enforcing its culture firmwise, so vet the people you'll be working with carefully.

Job Satisfaction Level
2.0
$100k-$150k
$0-$10k
12 paid / 4 unpaid
The policy has changed.
Not for Pay, Promotion, Hiring, Evaluation and Reviews
Policies
No
Promote more women into leadership positions
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1201third Attorney
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January 1970

The firm has great policies, but what counts are the people you're working directly with and for. Policies don't affect promotion and professional opportunities; people do.

Job Satisfaction Level
2.0
$100k-$150k
Not eligible for bonus
12 paid / 4 unpaid
The policy has changed since I took leave.
Not for Pay, Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews
Policies
No
Promote more women into leadership positions
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Lady Mischief Paralegal, IP
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January 1970

I've worked here for 4 years, and women are still primarily in support roles. About 19% of partners are women (around 30-35% of attorneys overall are women, I think). There are a lot of women in headquarters leadership, but most of them are not attorneys. Paid maternity leave is generous compared to other companies (although not necessarily other firms), but none of the attorneys I know took the full amount of time.

Job Satisfaction Level
2.0
$50k-$80k
$0-$10k
9 hours
None taken
No
No
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Lady Mfrns
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January 1970

You need to learn to play the corporate game from the very beginning. After a while, it doesn't matter if you are a good lawyer and a reliable and loyal part of the team. Instead you need to learn how to be competitive with your colleagues and fight tooth and nail to get credit for the good work you do for clients.

Job Satisfaction Level
2.0
$100k-$150k
$0-$10k
8 hours
6 paid / 0 unpaid
No
Maybe.
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Lady Natalia Associate
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January 1970

I have worked here for six years and I wish I had known what went on in the background and how politicized decisions about promotion are. I thought doing good work and billing enough time would be enough, but there is a lot more involved.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
>$150k
$0-$10k
10 hours
12 paid / 0 unpaid
No
Maybe.
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Lady anon1107
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January 1970

I took extra unpaid leave (about a month) and was accommodated going part time (70%). I am able to work from home.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
>$150k
$50k-$100k
8 hours
12 paid / 16 unpaid
Yes
Maybe.

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