McGuireWoods LLP.

McGuireWoods LLP. - Reviews

1 Star Rating     1 review 
Main Office:
Gateway Plaza, 800 East Canal Street | Richmond | VA | 23219
Phone: 804-775-1000  | Fax: 804-775-1061 

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- Reviewed on April 17, 2017

Get back to the collegiality and relationships that built the firm and move away from the relentless focus on the very top people making more money every year. The firm cannot keep associate talent and it's getting worse. I Know of only one female associate out of 11 that stayed more than 5 years.

Pros : Talented "line lawyers," very well connected politically and a more conservative firm management style that served the firm and its employees especially well during the recent recession.
Cons : Top level management gets worse every year, often"soul less" money grabbers. The firm is so focused on office/numbers growth (even over revenue) and growing the head count in particular, that it lost its best strength: collegiality. There was a time ten years ago where you knew most of the lawyers and there was a lot of cross marketing between offices and practice groups, whereas now it has grown so big everyone is focused on their own office and group only. Everyone -- and I mean everyone -- feels much more like just a number than they did five years ago. The new sterile, silent, space/energy efficient offices did not help on that score. Some times feels like 20-30 law firms all uncomfortably mushed together.
Approve of the CEO[?] : Yes
Recommend this employer to a friend? : Yes
Business outlook for the next 6 months? : up
Current or former employee? : Former Employee
Last Year at Employer : 2017
Job type : Full time