DLA Piper Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 26 Oct 2020

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DLA Piper Global Co-Chief Executive Officers  Simon Levine and Cameron Jay Rains
Simon Levine and Cameron Jay Rains
145 Ratings
Pros
  • "relaxed work environment, with great coffee machines(in 20 reviews)

  • "Law firm with highly capable persons(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours and no bonus for junior members of staff(in 42 reviews)

  • "cog in machine feel to it; hard work life balance(in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DLA Piper full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, salary, company values

    Cons

    No performance linked annual bonus

  2. "Great place to work but very dependent on the team you work in"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DLA Piper full-time

    Pros

    International work, high level of responsibility, good quality work

    Cons

    Career opportunities, burocratic , work life balance


  3. "Summer Internship experience"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at DLA Piper for less than a year

    Pros

    Really good programme to get to see and experience the firm. The remuneration is also good.

    Cons

    Work life balance was kind of difficult even in the internship as they required as to take laptops at home and we were sort of pressured to do work even from home.

  4. "Intern"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at DLA Piper full-time

    Pros

    Work/life balance, salary, amenities, location

    Cons

    few responsibilities, no vacations, few job offers

  5. "Trainee Solicitor"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainee Solicitor in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DLA Piper full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary, mandates, quality of work, career development, training, calibre of people, learning opportunities, expenses policy, secondment opportunities, responsibility, clients

    Cons

    Retention rates, work-life balance, politics

  6. "Very good place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at DLA Piper full-time

    Pros

    Interesting cross-border transactions., with competitive salary.

    Cons

    Work-life balance , on occasion, could be better.

    DLA Piper Response

    October 23, 2018Senior Manager Corporate HR

    Thanks - our feedback is greatly appreciated. We're pleased to hear you're enjoying being part of the firm. It's employees like you that help shape our vision and culture.

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    "Regional view"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DLA Piper for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stretching and varied work. Good opportunities.

    Cons

    Poor work / life balance. Salaries less competitive outside London.

    DLA Piper Response

    September 11, 2018Senior Manager Corporate HR

    Thank you, we welcome all feedback and are committed to hearing your suggestions. We're continually working to create a rewarding and promising workplace for all of our employees.

  8. "No pain no gain"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Legal 
    Recommends

    I have been working at DLA Piper for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to learn a lot and discover new things quickly. Moreover, you get to learn the methodology typical of a lawyer

    Cons

    No work-life balance. You must be willing to sacrifice your social life.

  9. "solid resume builder company and experience"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Attorney 

    I worked at DLA Piper full-time

    Pros

    lots of resources, interesting work

    Cons

    cog in machine feel to it; hard work life balance

  10. "Good BigLaw law firm to work at"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DLA Piper full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good culture, good to employees, good advancement opportunities, good pay scales

    Cons

    Like all Biglaw firms, hard to find work-life balance at times

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