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Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

I strongly support Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and all they bring to the table. The attorneys at the firm are exceptional, the atmosphere is wonderful, the management is solid, and the business runs smoothly. Don't look elsewhere for your legal services - choose this firm.
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Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Reviews

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Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is a large and well-established law firm with offices in multiple locations throughout the country. Reviews from attorneys and others who have worked at the firm are largely positive. Coworkers are supportive, there is good pay and benefits, and there is a remote work policy. Additionally, there are free training classes and frequent catered lunches. Attorneys report having a solid workload to learn the profession and having the opportunity to work independently. However, some employees report that the firm is still establishing its identity, there is work gossip, and employees are not always appreciated or respected. There are also reports of clueless managers, lack of culture, unfair workloads, poor pay and raises, lack of position-related growth, and numerous bureaucracy. Additionally, many employees report having to work over 40 hours per week with limited paid time off. In conclusion, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is a large and well-established law firm with generally positive reviews from its employees. While there are reports of certain issues, overall the firm offers a supportive work environment with fair pay and benefits and opportunities to learn the profession.

"The review of the Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP was exceptional." - Anonymous

- Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Pros: 5.0 Former EmployeeNo complaints!Associate ProsI was part of a great team and enjoyed my time with the firm. I felt supported during my time.ConsTypical cons of a big law firm. Hours.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2022

Job type: Full time

"The source praised the Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP reputation and highly regarded its contributions." - Anonymous

- Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

Pros: 5.0 Former Employee, more than 10 yearsGreat lawyers/amazing staff & co-workers/excellent managing partnersLegal Assistant ProsI had the five most intelligent, hard working lawyers to work with. I was treated like family and have the most fondest memories of my days with Shanley & Fisher, Drinker, Biddle & Shanley & Drinker, Biddle & Reath. I retired in 2018 so I was not at the firm when it became Faegre Drinker. I still keep in contact with my attorneys and co- workers. It was the best place I ever worked at.ConsI can't think of one but I understand it is a little different now but still a great place to work.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2022

Job type: Full time

"A wholly unremarkable big-ish firm" - Anonymous

- Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Advice to law firm management: The firm should focus more on being the best in a smaller number of markets and practice areas, as opposed to achieving adequacy in every major market and most practice areas.

Pros: Formerly a solid, midwest firm with intellectual heft. When still Faegre & Benson it was known for hiring some of the top talent nationally to the extent those recruits went to the midwest.

Cons: The character of the firm has shifted fundamentally through a combination of mergers and acquisitions over the last 10 years. It no longer seeks (nor can it retain) the top talent in its markets but, rather, a group of solidly middle-of-the-road attorneys. The focus now is on business development skills, and the firm is run primarily for the benefit of the small group of top-producing partners. It finds its place among the pack of middling firms with national aspirations, struggling to gain traction in the absence of any particular distinguishing features. Its biggest claim to fame, historically, was the large midwest manufacturing clients with whom it traditionally enjoyed a geographical advantage. This is now a matter of history and habit, rather than any special talent.

Favorite Things About this Firm: There are still, occasionally, some genuinely decent people at the firm; particularly west of the Mississippi.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2019

Job type: Full time

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