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Fenwick & West once a great firm

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Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mountain View, CA (US)
Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mountain View, CA (US)

I have been working at Fenwick & West

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The firm was a very good place to work. Things have changed and not for the better. To much favoritism for the younger staff and not for professionlism or competence.

Cons

The management is blind to what some employees do. Many employees are hard workers and not "in your face" social butterflies. Yet management seems to prefer the social butterflies to the hard workers. Especially the ones that brown nose them.

Advice to Management

Senior Management should really stand back and take a good look at the managers they have in place and realize that some of them are not people persons and treat their staff with disdain and sometimes cruelly. Once a leopard always a leopard and the spots will never change. You can take a panther and tame it and domesticate it, but in reality it is still a panther and their inate being is to be a panther. Hopefully before the firm collapses because of this blindness, Senior management will wake up to the fact that management is letting go of some really good employees and keeping the young, thin, but very incompetent ones.

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  1. Client services

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fenwick & West full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful people, great benefits, employee appreciation events, conveniences on site, good pay

    Cons

    Some managers run department with iron fist, huge turnover in Facilities

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff more

  2. Great law firm to be a part of!!

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    Former Employee - Office Services Assistant in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Office Services Assistant in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Fenwick & West

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The environment was busy but not stressed. As with any position, you were always encouraged to be more productive without loosing accuracy. At the same time, you were given help to improve and it was just 'expected' of you to improve output from a previous review. Management was also aware that in some instances, production simple peeked.

    Cons

    As with any law firm, due dates and time could change at the drop of the hat. Work schedules would need to change in those instances and you may need to work late or come in early.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to actually listen to staff and offer cross training within departments. Possibly encourage more transitions to other departments.

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