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DLA Piper.

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DLA Piper. Reviews

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DLA Piper is one of the worlds largest law firms, with offices in 40 countries and a staff of more than 4,200 lawyers. Reviews of the firm are largely positive, with many former and current employees praising the benefits, work/life balance, and flexible work location with hoteling policy. The firm is also noted for its global reach, competitive salaries, and working with decent clients. On the downside, some reviews complain management can be stifling, long hours and tedious work can be expected, and the people can be miserable.

Overall, the reviews generally point to a positive work environment at DLA Piper. Many former and current employees speak of the great benefits, competitive salaries, and flexible work location with hoteling policy that the firm provides. The culture at the firm is also praised, with staff being friendly and the work environment being great. At the same time, the firm is noted for its global reach, working with decent clients, and having reasonable hours and good pay.

However, a few reviews also criticize the bureaucracy at DLA Piper, with some citing it as being stifling. Additionally, many mention the long hours and tedious work that can be expected of employees. The firm has also been criticized for having poor upper management and a lack of work/life balance, as well as having more people in the C Suite than necessary.

All in all, it appears that DLA Piper is an overall positive place to work. The great benefits and flexible work location are a major draw, and employees are generally satisfied with the work/life balance and competitive salaries. On the other hand, some reviews do point to areas of improvement, such as addressing the long hours and tedious work, and improving upper management.

"The source acknowledged the DLA Piper reputation and recognized its achievements." - Anonymous

- Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Pros: 5.0 Current EmployeeGreatAssociate in Houston, TX ProsThe pay and sense of comraderieConsStressful work and billable hours

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2022

Job type: Full time

"Associate" - Anonymous

- Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Pros: Often there weren't that many billable hours so at times it could be calm.

Cons: A lot! Partners were very difficult to work with (a lot of them got fired in the 2,5 years that I worked there so they reflected their stress on associates), colleagues weren't that great compared to other firms I worked at (very competitive, jealousy, etc.), the level wasn't also very high (partners were sometimes wrong in their reasoning, same as lead lawyers etc.).

Partners to Avoid and Why: Yes. Daniel Colgan & Bertold (BBB) - who left already.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

Job type: Full time

"It was a pleasure to hear such a complimentary review of the DLA Piper from the source." - Anonymous

- Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Pros: 5.0 Current EmployeeAssociateMar 12, 2021 - Associate in Chicago, IL ProsGood work, nice people, big firm resources.ConsBlack box compensation issues; mentoring.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2022

Job type: Full time

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