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Review averages

  • 8 employees say

    Excellent (2)
    25%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    12.5%
    Subpar (5)
    62.5%
    2.45
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Foley & Lardner, LLP

Reviews - What employees say

2.45 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 27.Apr 2017
  • Employee

Workplace Safety

Initially I was excited to work for the firm, however that quickly diminished soon after I began. Albeit an older firm in Boston, the technology is weak, new ways of process improvement is rarely encouraged and leadership is moreso viewed as empowerment coupled with narrow minded (office)management. I really wanted to like Foley, but they really are just stuck in the times. I also wish they would be more eco friendly and invest in a drinking fountain of some sort rather than supplying hundreds of water bottles for staff each week. Perhaps the money spent on the Friday catered lunches and water bottles could be better spent on upgrading their technology and training classes that could be beneficial to the firms needs in the long run.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Foley & Lardner LLP
  • City
    Boston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Finance

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 03.Dec 2016
  • Employee
Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Foley & Lardner LLP
  • City
    Washington, D.C.
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 14.Oct 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

Management seems to be fixated on how much they can squeeze out of the employees for the least amount of pay. Outsourcing is rampant, and there is no recognition for a job well done. Morale is very low.

Support from management

Management offers no support, and in fact is very heavy-handed and unfair. Unless you are well connected or have a partner protecting you, you might as well have a target on your back. Management will be looking for reasons to withhold salary increases at review time, although you worked hard to earn one.

Teamwork

everyone is encouraged to help others whenever they have time, although management never sems to appreciate the effort.

Freedom to work independently

You are expected to work independently. And that isn't a bad thing either.

Internal Communication

Communication was very poor here. Management seldom communicated anything to employees, other than to make veiled threats.

Gender Equality

As a secretary, we only had one male secretary. Everyone else was female, so yes, women were treated all the same.

Attitude towards older colleagues

The company seems to be actively pushing older members out, terminating them if they won't leave on their own. At the same time, the company is hiring younger, lesser paid individuals to replace the older employees who are being pushed out the door.

Career Development

There is no path for career development here.

Overall compensation for your work

My compensation was adequate, but actually lagged behind what it should be given the industry standards and location of this office. There are no bonuses paid here, and the last two years have produced only "excuses" why there were no cost of living or salary increases.

Office / Work Environment

The ofices and work modules were pretty good. The technology was terrible and prone to frequent and unpredictanle breakdown. The work modules were the result of a past time when the company investd in its employees. That time was in the past. The current mode is to squeeze the employees to work harder with less.

Environmental Friendliness

There is a recycling program in place and employees are encouraged to use it.

Work-Life Balance

This company puts tremendous pressure on employees to,work extra hours. Family is not a consideration. In the words of management, the company comes first.

Company Image

No. Other firms were treating their employees far better. There also seemed to be problems retaining clients, who often left to retain other competing law firms for their needs.

Job Security

No, there is no job security at this company. Management is out of control with little or no apparent oversight. If you are an older employee, you can be terminated for no real reason.

Handicapped Accessibility

The building itself is handicapped accessible. The company makes no,attempt to accommodate handicapped employees, and in fact uses this in its decisions to terminate disabled or handicapped employees.

Challenging Work

My work,was challenging, and I did enjoy it. I produced the best work product I could, given the lousy technology available there.

Inclusive / Diverse

This company does look at diversity, but the only real diversity seemed to be emphasis on the female attorneys and how theymcould best get ahead. The other diversity this office seemed to be pushing was LGBT issues. There were a fair number of them represented in the makeup of this particular office.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Your staff deserves better treatment. The CEO really needs to step in and take look at what his management team has been doing to the employees. Your employes are one of your greatest assets, and you are squandering that asset. You need to fix this before it's too late. The heavy handed tactics used right now are not working. Your peers are taking notice and starting to talk, and that is not a good thing.

What I like about the company

Initially it was a very good place,to,work. The pay and benefits were good, it was well respected among its peers. I was proud to work there. Over the years that all seems to have changed.

What I dislike about the company

As the company changed over the years, the company began to lose respect, made some very poor managment changes resulting in loss of recognition that its employees were key to its continued success. As a result, morale sank to very low levels. The company began practicing "factory law" and lost clients as a result. Employee compensation went down, and partners began to assume an adversarial position toward the office staff. It became a vicious cycle, and it isn't good.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Foley & Lardner LLP
  • City
    Madison
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Legal/tax

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

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Review averages

  • 8 employees say

    Excellent (2)
    25%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    12.5%
    Subpar (5)
    62.5%
    2.45
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Foley & Lardner, LLP
2.45
8 reviews

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3.27
10,554 reviews

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