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According to a recent survey conducted last month about job satisfaction report most practicing attorneys are satisfied with their jobs and particularly value their colleagues. The result garnered some not so surprising results with colleague interaction topping the list of what is enjoyed most about the job, while compensation is at the top of the list for dissatisfaction among attorneys.
Some of the key findings from this LexTalk Idea Exchange survey include:
Overall job satisfaction is high with 87% of attorneys indicating that they are either very satisfied (41%) or somewhat satisfied (46%) with their job.
Colleagues overwhelmingly top the list of what is enjoyed most about the job (65%) followed by day-to-day tasks (45%) and the overall work environment/culture (43%), while compensation (36%), current caseload (27%), and benefits (20%) are the primary sources of dissatisfaction.
The majority surveyed are likely to recommend their law firm/organization as a place to work.
And, the top reasons for recommending their law firm/organization as a place to work include the quality of work produced, the environment and culture and compensation.
After taking a look at the above, how do these findings match your thoughts, and does anything surprise you about the results?
It's interesting that so many people say their colleagues contribute to such a large degree to their job satisfaction. I totally agree! I enjoy the work I do, and getting paid more and better benefits is a priority, but really working together with my co-workers is such a huge part of why I enjoy coming to work. I really enjoy working with my bosses as well, we are a small firm with 10 attorneys.