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The management system at DLA Piper is at odds with itself. The attorneys rarely review you and even your supervisor has a tough time getting anything out of them. Especially at the Partner level.
Sometimes that leads to an ego complex.
I loved it. Worked there online for the summer, easy, fun not too fast paced. Interesting things to learn, great pay, enjoyable people and management loved to teach.
Teammates were more like family but the firms consistent structural changes created job instability!
Enjoyed working with a team of like minded individuals. We all went above and beyond towards getting the required tasks done for our department. “Direct” managers always had an open door policy and was always willing to receive staff’s input towards making policies better for the workflow. The family feel and trust built made the work environment more like a second home, where you would not only feel supported, but appreciated. Recent years, the environment took a turn due to the consistent structural changes leaving staff feeling overworked, underpaid, and neglected. Job security within our department became a major concern, so for the majority of us whom sacrificed personal time away from our own family towards meeting the high expectations due to limited staff, was faced with a major disappointment.Advice - “Upper” management should pay more attention to the workers who put forth the hard work and sweat behind the scenes otherwise the loss of valuable players will continue. Maybe seeking input from the direct managers within the trenches oppose to relying on marketing statistics will provide realistic insight towards what it takes to keep your employees.
Remote work options, schedule flexibility, firm events
Low pay compared to surrounding firms, advancements are more so based on relationships rather then skill set & experience
Work-life balanceWork-life balance at DLA Piper is horrible. They expect you to devote 100% to DLA. I work so many hours away from my husband and kids. It caused alot of conflict. My health was also effected.
One of the most exiting years of my life, that opened for me a great future. I knew I wanted to work for DLA, because I knew the head of DLA Piper Bucharest, and it was my dream to work and learn from him.When I had my interview and he decided that I will build up the Compliance practice, that was a great day.
One downside: somehow opaque in sharing clients and spreading new ideas
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Professional, happy, coworkers are like family, always learning and management will listen to help make work flow
I truly loved working for DLA. Most management are very professional and respectful. The goal is to produce quality work and be considerate of others with little drama. Always learning and growing. A lot of love and laughter at DLA.
Almost every aspect of DLA is a Pro.
Training, staff still learning training newer employees
Due to the horribly phony, insincere, incompetent, clicky and nasty management and HR staff of DLA Piper, as a non-legal staff member, it was a horrible place to work. Unless there is a significant non-legal staff management change, I would NOT recommend working at this Firm. They are horrible to employees.
Love the environment and the diversity of the firm. A typical work day at DLA Piper for the most part is steady. I work in the Business Center where we produce copy, scan and print projects for the clients. It can get busy at times. I've learned working at DLA is putting your clients and their needs first.
I was paid minimum wage to do 50-60hrs a week, doing my own job and that of a paralegal. They would gaslight me into working extra hours because they were permanently understaffed and management (who went home on time everyday and did no extra hours ever) would get angry if I was unable to do extra hours. No benefits for all the overtime work that was done.
Long hours, terrible management, minimum wage