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Jones Day Reviews

Updated 12 July, 2017
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Pros
  • There were some good people working there (in 9 reviews)

  • Great People Great Location Hours are goods compared other biglaw (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolutely no work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • It is a law firm, if your are not a lawyer there are challenges (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "very good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    very professional lawyers, good opportunities

    Cons

    hours can be too long sometimes

    Advice to Management

    no


  2. "Flexible"

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    Former Employee - Professional Services Manager in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Professional Services Manager in Paris (France)
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jones Day full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Reputation in International Arbitration of the Firm
    International professional environment

    Cons

    Difficulties with Work and Life balance

    Advice to Management

    I like sharing experience and knowledge in international arbitration with colleagues


  3. "Overall Good Place"

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    Former Employee - IT Department in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Former Employee - IT Department in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jones Day full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company continues to make record profits, stable.

    Cons

    Still cuts back on benefits to staff.

    Advice to Management

    Retain/Reward good talent, some turnover is good, lots is not.


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  5. "There's better out there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jones Day full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers were professional, diligent, and likeable. Pay was decent. Benefits were decent.

    Cons

    Ego-driven and elitist attorneys - use your imagination. A few key leaders lack management skills. Vital departments overlooked. Low morale. Very little diversity. Very slow to make change.

    Advice to Management

    Won't even bother because past efforts always fell on deaf ears.


  6. "Unlocking"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jones Day full-time

    Pros

    really nice office new building

    Cons

    benefits are okay not like people say


  7. "Worst Management"

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer II in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Network Engineer II in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jones Day full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you suck up you can stay.

    Cons

    I was there for 15 years and was promoted twice. The upper management is really the worst I've ever experienced. They are smug, elitist and never elicit any feedback from the IT staff. They create new procedures every time there is a fire and ignore real day-to-day issues. The environment is noisy and lime green. They went through 4 CIO's during my tenure. A total dictatorship with Stephen Brogan's motto "off with their head"!

    Advice to Management

    Hire someone who actually cares about the work and the team and keep the lawyers away of the IT decisions. Their technology committee loves the blame game.


  8. "just like other big law"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Jones Day full-time

    Pros

    name recognition. get to work on deals you read about in the news.

    Cons

    no assigning partner so you're always hustling to get good work and may not always get the type of work you want


  9. "Counsel"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jones Day full-time

    Pros

    Good reputation. Good compensation.

    Cons

    Demanding expectations of productivity.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "OK place but some partners are just have no heart"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jones Day full-time

    Pros

    Big name law firm, good on the paper when you ultimately go somewhere else

    Cons

    It is only as good to you if you can tolerate it


  11. "Regional Business Development Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jones Day full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, Top notch firm

    Cons

    No real cons - great place to work


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