Reed Smith Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2021

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Reed Smith Global Managing Partner Alexander Y. Thomas
Alexander Y. Thomas
94 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good Benefits, Nice office, Lots of opportunities to learn(in 17 reviews)

  • "Work alongside some great people and fairly good work/life balance(in 15 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "There will always be long hours on the job, but this is expected for the legal industry(in 11 reviews)

  • "Seems like a trend where all support staff is underpaid and overworked, 0 trust in Human Resources, confidentiality is non existent(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Salary

      Jul 24, 2021 - Administrative Assistant in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice people working there which is good

      Cons

      Cannot think of any which is good

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Excellent Company

      Jul 20, 2021 - IP Docketing Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture and people. Great benefits.

      Cons

      Slow to make progress on goals.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent environment

      Jun 22, 2021 - Legal Support in Paris
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great working environment, great staff and manager. Exceptional head of HR

      Cons

      Salaries are caped and raises are heavily regulated.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Staff Attorney at Reed Smith

      Jul 8, 2021 - Staff Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Time flexibility and low billable hour expectations.

      Cons

      Lower pay and no 401 K match

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Fine, but frustrating

      Jul 14, 2021 - Staff Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA
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      Pros

      Schedule flexibility, billing requirements, PTO are all great.

      Cons

      Being paid way below market. Especially while touting paying first year Associates astronomical salaries while not increasing salary for other levels of attorneys. Makes it really hard to want to work hard for a firm that doesn't value everyone.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Comfortable

      Jul 5, 2021 - Legal Secretary in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people to work with

      Cons

      Movement to progress sometimes tricky when part time

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      International US firm with a heart

      Jul 18, 2021 - Legal Secretary in Paris
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good communication and support from top management during COVID-19. Software for assistants doesn't change every two seconds

      Cons

      Teams and work load vary widely due to each partner's field and their personalities

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Friendly, flexible

      Jun 22, 2021 - Attorney 
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      Pros

      Non pretentious, Friendly, Flexible, Full autonomy

      Cons

      In some circles, the name is still not as catching as other firms

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Place

      Jul 21, 2021 - Legal Assistant in Houston, TX
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      Pros

      Fair salary - good benefits.

      Cons

      Attorney assignments 5+ per assistant.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great management in the NY office

      Jul 14, 2021 - Legal Assistant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great vacation package Various activities for employees Popcorn Fridays

      Cons

      Hard to switch positions within organization

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