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Jones Day Reviews

Updated 4 January, 2018
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Jones Day Managing Partner Stephen J. Brogan
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Pros
  • Jones Day is careful to select quality talent and generally good people to manage its non-law operations (in 10 reviews)

  • Great People Great Location Hours are goods compared other biglaw (in 8 reviews)

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

  • Long hours and unreasonable timing demands (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Best Law Firm to Work For!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jones Day full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work experience! The attorneys here are amazing and treat the support staff with respect which helps make this the ideal work environment.

    Cons

    At times the work can become overwhelming, but hardly any last minute task.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and continue to treat your staff with respect.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to be!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jones Day full-time

    Pros

    The firm gets great work and has a collaborative, noncompetitive culture, which is driven by a governance model that is different from the typical law firm model. It's a firm of good people and great opportunities.

    Cons

    This isn't a downside for me, but depending on the matter, you can work long hours at Jones Day. For me it has meant great experience and a great opportunity to develop my professional profile, but if you want to make sure you have weekends and evenings off, it's probably not the place for you.


  3. "Good place to work."

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jones Day full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The Firm is fair and compassionate. And has offices around the world which affords some chances for international travel at times.

    Cons

    The Firm does demand a certain level of work, and can be demanding at times.


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  5. "Billing Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jones Day full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Civil Work Environment; Great Benefits; Beautiful and Well-Maintained Working Space; Realistic Hours and Expectations

    Cons

    Lack of career advancement opportunities


  6. Helpful (1)

    "This law firm gets great work and is a collaborative place to work. I wouldn't work at any other firm."

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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

    Pros

    There's little internal competition. People are generally focused on serving the clients, not outdoing each other.

    Cons

    I haven't found a downside.


  7. "Attorney at Jones Day (México)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Attorney in Mexico City (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Attorney in Mexico City (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jones Day (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a great firm, you will learn a lot and you will work & learn from very experienced lawyers.

    Cons

    Simply put: the work hours.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Do Not Recommend"

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jones Day full-time

    Pros

    Good name that can open door for other opportunities; exposure to substantive work and early responsibility for associates; global integration; subsidized cafeteria

    Cons

    Lack of any of positive culture; some very difficult partners (depends on practice group but you will be miserable FAST) - there is a reason for the high attrition rate; firm has very conservative, traditional mentality and can feel behind the times; very little attention to associate development; no associate or women's committees and does not seem committed to women's issues (women's health coverage does not match peer firms); expensive benefits; does not invest in IT or otherwise provide tools facilitate to attorney productivity despite the expectation to be available 24/7; compensation less than peer firms due to no-bonus structure; firm nickel and dimes associates on costs that most peer firms would absorb

    If you have the option to work here, you probably have other options - take those instead. Hiring is a bait and switch.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade salaries/benefits to match peer firms; develop committees for women, minorities, and associates; manage partners that terrorize associates


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jones Day full-time

    Pros

    Jones Day is a well-oiled machine with a good reputation in the industry and many large international clients. Its Business and Tort Litigation Practice is quite strong.

    Cons

    Partners did not have enough work to give to associates; training of newer associates was haphazard; many of the assigned tasks could have been done by support staff.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time mentoring new associates; give the mechanical tasks to support staff; incentivize partners to get new business.


  10. "Passionate people"

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

    Pros

    lively work environment, diverse set of people

    Cons

    difficult trying to get the correct balance of work

    Advice to Management

    More support needed on first day


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jones Day full-time

    Pros

    Nice folks in the group

    Cons

    Long hours and unreasonable timing demands

    Advice to Management

    None; they know how it operates.


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