Some assume that the legal sector has bifurcated.
There are the BigLaw firms still increasing their gross revenues (primarily through increasing fees billed clients).
And then there are the midsized, small, and solo firms which are struggling because of changing client attitudes and technology.
Well, for many reasons that assumption is not on the money.
On Glassdoor, where employees anonymously rate the employer, K&L Gates receives a 3.4 out of a possible 5.
Among the major gripes are about the power of partners. One associate notes, "Lifers seem to slide by with zero effort." Others note that the partners hold onto work and won't assign it to associates. That means, of course, that associates find it quite a challenge to build billable hours.
A peculiar fact is that the firm does not pay for expensive parking in downtown Pittsburgh, where its headquarters is based. Some employees grouse that the level of salary does not factor that in.
Of course, the world of legal media will check out K&L Gates' financial performance for 2018. Stories about money in BigLaw are sexy.
Also, many will be following Glassdoor. Do employee observations show insight into an organization's problems? Or are the comments the beefs of individual malcontents?
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