legal Job Reviews

Women who work in legal departments have an overall job satisfaction level of 3.3, 65.9% of them believe there is gender equality in their firms, and make an average salary range of $80k-$100k.

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Mexlaw AT&T
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January 1970

Never keep to yourself your opinion; you can make changes by simply asking or mentioning your problem.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$25k-$50k
Not eligible for bonus
12 paid / unpaid
Yes
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Yes
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January 1970

It's a Company that offers good benefits to women, such as paid maternity leave.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
>$150k
Not eligible for bonus
12 paid / unpaid
Yes
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Yes
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anon3305 General Electric
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January 1970

What I've seen is who you work for can make a huge difference in promotions, time off, and flexibility. It shouldn't be that way but there are still a lot of managers here who believe that they need to make everyone come into the office everyday, no trust in otherwords, and managers swing from promoting no one to promoting everyone or trying to help them get to the next level, to those in the middle. So, having said that, it's probably like every other major industrial company.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
>$150k
$0-$10k
None taken
Not for Pay, Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews
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Maybe. It would depend on where she was in her career.
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Aworkingwoman Dorevitch Pathology
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January 1970

be prepared to be expected to work crazy hours, to be overloaded with work and have a very slim chance of promotion. Instead of promoting you to a new role they will gradually increase your responsibilities and make you report to someone who used to do the role (and they are paid more to do the same thing).

Job Satisfaction Level
2.0
$25k-$50k
Not eligible for bonus
6 paid / unpaid
not fair hours after announcement of pregnancy
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Maybe. Unless you are/or planning to get pregnant, you will get lots of practice in the lab. really few managers who are trying to accommodate your special needs like no night shifts for pregnant (even if your OB suggests so in written), lack of support for after the delivery for work-life balance, most of the times you won't know your roster till the very last minute, so it's almost impossible to plan your life unless you're on annual leave. Employer is perfect for a single person seeking experience.
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January 1970

Willkie is a fabulous firm to work for at the beginning of your career. In recent years, the number of women in the entry-level class of lawyers is on part or greater than the number of men. That number changes, dramatically, a few years in because of disparate treatment in training, work assignments, and promotion.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
>$150k
$50k-$75k
None taken
Not for Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews
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No
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pyixiegirl Citigroup
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January 1970

My experience was less than ideal. It came as a surprise to me to learn that, because my base salary was at the top of the pay band, it was capped the entire time I was at the company (more than 3 years). The only oppportunity for a base salary raise would be through a promotion, and there was very limited promomotion potential.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
>$150k
$20k-$50k
13 paid / unpaid
Not for Pay, Evaluation and Reviews
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It was incredibly manager-dependent, and I tended to have managers who were not willing to extend much support to their subordinates.
No
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anonymoususername123 HeplerBroom LLC
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January 1970

At least in the toxic tort practice area, attorneys are completely pigeon-holed. No lateral mobility within the firm. The toxic tort partners play favorites; if you're not one of the chosen ones, life is very difficult. Not a fun place to work.

Job Satisfaction Level
1.0
$50k-$80k
$0-$10k
None taken
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No
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January 1970

I worked at this firm for a couple of years and found it ironic that while they were a labor law firm treated their staff horribly. It pretty much follows your routine hierarchical law firm where the top partners demand the respect and praise of their underlings and treat staff like serfs. The pay was good so most staff put up with being talked down to and a stressful work environment for as long as they could last, which usually wasn't more than 2 years. During my 2 year stint the turnover for paralegals alone was 3. God forbid if you were a working mom with a new born and had to pump in the break room or take time off for parent teacher meetings. While not stated explicitly, the work environment made moms feel this behavior would be frowned upon.

Job Satisfaction Level
1.0
$50k-$80k
$0-$10k
None taken
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Over time is not overtly required but culturally expected. If employees don't work OT a few times a week they are sidelined and not given major assignments.
No
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January 1970

It's a great job, but no bonuses for working additional hours.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$100k-$150k
Not eligible for bonus
None taken
Yes
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Yes
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January 1970

As far as BigLaw goes, this is a good law firm for those who wish to build a family life.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
>$150k
Not eligible for bonus
None taken
Yes
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Yes
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