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Updated 8 May, 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. "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


  2. "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.


  3. "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


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  5. "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.


  6. 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


  7. "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


  8. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very professional. Strong management. Opportunities to work on great projects.

    Cons

    Progression. Work Life balance. Rewards.


  9. "Improve HR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jones Day full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere with colleagues and management at large, nice offices and good central location. fitness room on site and nice communal eating/resting area.

    Cons

    Weak HR and not enough investment on CPD especially for support staff. No progression possible at this level and a minimum for professionals.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on HR matters as these are a not adequate considering the otherwise great company this would normally be.


  10. "To be improved"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madrid (Spain)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jones Day full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good network between offices worldwide

    Cons

    Lawyers of the firm are mediocre


  11. "Typical Biglaw"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are some nice people to work with, if they have work to give.

    Cons

    There are a lot of not-so-nice people to work with. Deal flow uneven.


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