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Hogan Lovells is an American-British law firm co-headquartered in London and Washington, D.C. It was formed on May 1, 2010, by the merger of the American law firm of Hogan & Hartson and the British law firm Lovells. Hogan Lovells has around 2,800 lawyers working in more than 40 offices in the United States, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

Lovells has a toxic working environment and no work-life balance, unprofessional attorneys, and no career development, according to a former employee at

"Miserable and passive-aggressive work environment, absolutely no work-life balance for some staff depending on the practice group, rude and abusive treatment from attorneys that management refused to address/provide guidance on, no career advice or development."


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Former Employee - Anonymous says

"Miserable and passive aggressive work environment, absolutely no work life balance for some staff depending on practice group, rude and abusive treatment from attorneys that management refused to address/provide guidance on, no career advice or development"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"IT is terrible with horrible middle management, especially in DC"

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Management style is right out of the 80‘s. Unwilling to invest in resources you can do your job properly. Office administrator spends her time and energy on partners only. Horrible support services that are non responsive and not accountable. Do not pay market rate salaries but have top dollar expectations. Awful benefits. Terrible morale."

Legal Assistant says

"no work-life balance; people were constantly stressed to complete projects"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Boring - if you aren't a lawyer then no one cares about you, feels like a caste system"

Former Employee - Senior Marketing Coordinator says

"No team atmosphere in the marketing department; everyone out for themselves and not a healthy environment. This was a time of transition of leadership, so perhaps better now. For practice area support, one person doing the work of at least two people and expected to work long hours with no real assistance. People were leaving constantly and for good reason."

Systems Architect says

"Not a healthy environment for employees to work at. Ignorant of various types of "abuse cases"."


"Technology is old, slow, and doesn't always function properly. I.T. offers very little support. Huge divide between senior attorneys and staff. Staff is treated like little people and are not valued whatsoever. If you work hard all year, you'll be rewarded with a $50-$200 holiday bonus (before taxes). Office manager is horrible. This used to be a great place to work (aside from the bonus). OA is incompetent and unethical. She turned a happy environment into a nightmare. I have never worked in a law firm where 90% of staff is unhappy, miserable, depressed and looking for other employment. OA gossips to attorneys and staff and she creates animosity among co-workers. She has no knowledge of the duties of each staff member so she is unable to provide any support you may need to get your job done efficiently."

Former Employee - Conflicts Analyst says

"Everything else. The supervisors in the Conflicts department have absolutely no idea how to manage anyone, let alone a "team". The division between the "team" and the supervisors is very stark and does not lend well to a happy motivated group of employees. The general mood at all times ranges from despair to frustration while supervisors and management willingly ignore the warning signs of startlingly low morale. Micromanagement seems to be taught day one in Supervisor training and it is largely ignored as a "bad" trait as long as the work gets done, even if at the cost of employee's sanity and precious personal time. When something goes wrong or comes up last minute, be prepared to be expected to stay late to "put in the time" to fix it, whether or not it is remotely your fault. Basically - it is painfully soul crushing to work for people who have no concept of appreciation or the general job they were hired to do - manage. I wouldn't recommend this job to anyone who expects to be treated like an adult at work."

Conflicts Analyst Assistant says

"The job is tedious and you need to learn database/workflow computer programs that are out-dated and you will probably never use again at any job in the future. Extremely deadline driven. You will often be expected to meet unreasonable deadlines. If the deadlines are not met, you will often be called in for a one on one meeting with a supervisor. Even if you meet your deadlines, it is generally stressful nonetheless to make sure they get done. Constantly busy and often pressured to work overtime on weeknights and especially the weekends. The content of the work is very boring and you often feel uneasy as the general Department mantra is "no mistakes allowed." A lot of printing documents to pdf and attaching them to online workflow programs."

Administrator (Former Employee) says

"politics and non caring group of hopeless people. I am sorry for them. stressful days. no kindness no humanity. just working and trying to earn more money."

Attorney (Former Employee) says

"The management allows terrible behavior on the part of some high earning partners, to the detriment of staff and associates. The firm hires contract associates when it can, works them like slaves and pays them less than first years. No benefits. Bad partners run amok in some offices. Unequal pay for women. Lack of fair advancement potential. Stressful and depressing.Some nice people work hereTerrible culture of inequality, failure to advance women, tolerance for harassment and a toxic work environment"

E-Billing Analyst (Former Employee) says

"Worked at this firm for 8 months. Manager was so unprofessional. Gets written up for being late for 10 minutes. No Flexibility. I've heard lately that the department has gotten better that the old managers were moved to another department. Also, they're moving jobs to their service center in Kentucky.Do a lot of charitiesBad management, sweat shop"

Secretarial Supervisor (Former Employee) says

"Unprofessional. Good place for entry level employment only. My position and department was a waste of my career time. The HR Manager is not competent. The whole place is a joke.NoneJob security and advancement"

Business services (Former Employee) says

"There was/is a mass exodus in the NY office. Does not appear to have stability ahead of the move to the new office (January). There was a culture of unhappiness. Also, bringing things up to management (whether director manager, OA and even HR) did nothing, even with documentation. You are on your own (at least being in Business Services)"

Sekretärin/PA (Former Employee) says

"Zu viele Arbeitsaufträge auf viel zu wenige Mitarbeiter verteilt. Dauerstress und keine Anerkennung leider.Essenschecks und HVV-TicketKonstanter Stress weil zu viele Arbeitsaufträge"

Assistant (Former Employee) says

"Awful place to work. No matter if you are staff or an attorney. The management is poor and the environment is extremely toxic. Avoid this place at all cost.NothingEverything"

Candidate Attorney (Former Employee) says

"Racially divided. Hostile work environment. No respect for junior staff. Interesting work. Corporate culture is hostile and cut throat. Pay is very fair. Difficult to be retained.Good SalaryHostile work environment"

Billing Assistant (Former Employee) says

"I learned a lot, i still have life long memories. This was a great start to my move to Dc. I have to take the good and keep moving forward. Life has many lessons.Salary was goodNo comment"

Legal Secretary/Assistant (Former Employee) says

"A typical day of work started with going through my emails for job requests and following-up. I enjoyed working on various projects and helping out my co-workers. I frequently assisted with editing complicated legal documents. Overall, not a pleasant working environment as the staff is micromanaged."

PA (Current Employee) says

"If you are a great PA you will be rewarded with extra work. No benefit to going the extra mile at this firm. Support departments outsourced and new systems implemented without testing and staff given inadequate training. Loyalty counts for very little at this firm. High turn over of legal Pa's.Can buy extra holidayYou will need it working for this firm"

Service Delivery Analyst (Former Employee) says

"No opportunities for growth, favoritism and racism. Money is great but not worth the sacrifice. It is not healthy being there and it affects productivity. The worst part is that no one caresSalaryToxic environment"

Proposal (Current Employee) says

"Good team, poor leadership. Unable to retain high performing professionals. Did offer flexible schedule and ability to work remotely. Benefits were average."

Knowledge Services Specialist (Former Employee) says

"First off the everyday people that Hogan employs are hard working, very talented individuals. If you work here you will get support from your team on all levels. However, the upper echelons of management (i.e. HR) is very hard to communicate with. If you are a non exempt employee, you are expected to do the work of an exempt employee without using any overtime.Subsidized Cafeteria on site, Close to DC metroWork/Life Balance"

Videoconference Specialist (Former Employee) says

"After 10 years of working at the firm, I decided to seek other employment. My concerns with not getting to take lunches and often having to work overtime on short notice was becoming overbearing. Request for additional team support went unheard. I found my current management team to be unsupportive.Firm contributes to 401KOverworked, under paid"

Personal Assistant (Former Employee) says

"If you have issues with your Line Manager and you request to move departments, the HR Department is not flexible in bending their rules even if it relates to special circumstances"

Secretarial Assistant (Current Employee) says

"The company has a great culture. I enjoy my time here. they make it fun to be at work. The professionalism of some departments such as the HR may be better though."

User Support Technologist (Former Employee) says

"The workday was always busy. Learned that law firms are not for me. My manager was a great person, not the best manager. It was serious and uptight. Working with a lazy person that got away with not doing his job properly. My lunch break."

IT Service Desk Analyst (Current Employee) says

"Honestly this not not a healthy environment which can be toxic and contributes to one not being productive lots of favoritism and there lack of management26 leave days free dinner for late shifts"

Marketing and Business Development Coordinator (Current Employee) says

"- Worked with some great people but management was not the best - Management bent backwards to please attorneys but treated staff unfairly - Was a great opportunity to learn skills and make connections - Convenient location; plenty of great food, close to the subway, and beautiful view of the pierGood LocationVery outdated form of management"