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Ballard Spahr LLP

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Ballard Spahr LLP Reviews

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Ballard Spahr is a law firm known for its networking and training sessions, as well as its friendly and professional staff. People praise the work environment, citing that it is flexible and interesting, with smart colleagues. Associates are often provided with tickets to Nationals games, and breakfast on Fridays. Despite these positives, there are a few negatives. Hours can be demanding, and there are exceptions to rules. Additionally, while the pay is good, it may be below market for some. Management is also lacking and there have been instances of a toxic work environment. There have been reports of administrative staff required to work 10-12 hour days, with expected weekend work.

Overall, Ballard Spahr seems to be a great place to work, providing a friendly and professional environment with lots of networking and training opportunities. Despite some of the negatives, such as demanding hours and below market salary for some, the positives outweigh the drawbacks. It is a great place for those looking to further their career in the legal field.

"Finance Associate" - Anonymous

- Reviewed on Mar 05, 2024

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

"The source's evaluation of the Ballard Spahr LLP was laudatory." - Anonymous

- Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Pros: 5.0 Current EmployeeAssociate attorneyAttorney in Philadelphia, PA ProsIntelligent colleagues, lots of associate eventsConsContinuously Below market salary for years.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2023

Job type: Full time

"I was thoroughly impressed with the level of professionalism and dedication demonstrated by the Ballard Spahr LLP staff." - Anonymous

- Reviewed on Mar 01, 2023

Pros: 5.0 Current Employee, more than 3 yearsGREAT PLACE TO WORK!!!Feb 4, 2023 - Legal Assistant ProsExcellent place to work!!! Super friendly and professional!! The best!!ConsCan't think of anything significant.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2022

Job type: Full time

"Review of Ballard Spahr LLP: Pros and Cons of Working at the Law Firm" - Anonymous

- Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Cons: "TOXIC work environmentLack of checks and balances to ensure fair treatment of administrative staffExtremely long work hours, with a minimum of 10-12 hours per day, at least 3 days per weekAttorneys are often unsatisfied and demanding of staff, even with extreme work hoursConstant guilt and pressure to work beyond normal hours and on weekendsGood PTO policy, but staff is made to feel guilty for taking time offHR tries to convince staff to stay longer and threatens future job prospects if they leave"

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2019

Job type: Full time

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