Fenwick & West

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Fenwick & West once a great firm

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Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mountain View, CA (US)
Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mountain View, CA (US)

I have been working at Fenwick & West

Pros

The firm was a very good place to work. Things have changed and not for the better. To much favoritism for the younger staff and not for professionlism or competence.

Cons

The management is blind to what some employees do. Many employees are hard workers and not "in your face" social butterflies. Yet management seems to prefer the social butterflies to the hard workers. Especially the ones that brown nose them.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Senior Management should really stand back and take a good look at the managers they have in place and realize that some of them are not people persons and treat their staff with disdain and sometimes cruelly. Once a leopard always a leopard and the spots will never change. You can take a panther and tame it and domesticate it, but in reality it is still a panther and their inate being is to be a panther. Hopefully before the firm collapses because of this blindness, Senior management will wake up to the fact that management is letting go of some really good employees and keeping the young, thin, but very incompetent ones.

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  1.  

    Great law firm to be a part of!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Services Assistant in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Office Services Assistant in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Fenwick & West

    Pros

    The environment was busy but not stressed. As with any position, you were always encouraged to be more productive without loosing accuracy. At the same time, you were given help to improve and it was just 'expected' of you to improve output from a previous review. Management was also aware that in some instances, production simple peeked.

    Cons

    As with any law firm, due dates and time could change at the drop of the hat. Work schedules would need to change in those instances and you may need to work late or come in early.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to actually listen to staff and offer cross training within departments. Possibly encourage more transitions to other departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Associate in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I have been working at Fenwick & West full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great on the job learning experiences. Challenging but interesting work. Good working environment with friendly open minded people. Good benefits. Positive and encouraging atmosphere.

    Cons

    On the job training and feedback by superiors could be improved. Division/spread of work amongst associate good also be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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