At Warner Norcross + Judd, 92 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 225 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.56. It was published on Jul 16, 2018. 2385 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
People celebrate special events around here.

What They Do

We asked Warner Norcross + Judd to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Warner Norcross + Judd is one of the largest law firms in Michigan with more than 220 attorneys practicing in eight offices. A full service law firm, Warner attorneys work in 11 industry groups and more than three-dozen practice areas that cover virtually every aspect of law.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Professional Services
US Headquarters: Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503 US Sites: 8
Major Locations: Southfield, Michigan, 48075-1318; Macomb, Michigan, 48038-5582; Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49007-5842; Midland, Michigan, 48640-5382; Muskegon, Michigan, 49443-0900; Holland, Michigan, 49423-3562; Lansing, Michigan, 48933-1617 US Employees: 387
Corporate Structure: Partnership Founded: 1931

Warner Norcross + Judd has been awarded:

Best Medium Workplaces 2016 (ranked 83)

Take a Child to Work Luncheon

Perks and Programs

We asked Warner Norcross + Judd to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Spot Awards: Any firm member can nominate a co-worker for an Outstanding Performance Award to recognize that employee for going above and beyond expectations. The employee receives a certificate along with a $50 gift card. Any firm member can nominate a co-worker for an Outstanding Attitude Award to recognize that employee for lending a helping hand and for having a positive attitude. The employee receives a certificate along with a $25 gift card to a restaurant of their choosing for "lunch on the firm."  The awards are not limited in number. in 2017 we handed out 62 awards!
  • Administrative Professionals Week: We recognize the week instead of just the official day. A note of appreciation is penned by our Managing Partner. In 2017 we provided all staff members with a large soft sided cooler with our newly released logo, hosted a mid-week luncheon and provided an end of the week ice cream cart for all you can eat frozen snacks!
  • Kids Visit the Firm: Biennially the firm invites members to bring children (ages 9-12) to work for the day! The Human Resources Department hosts the day, which includes a firm tour, a fun age-appropriate activity in each department, lunch with their sponsor on the top floor of our building, and a mock trial in the federal courthouse, including a visit from the US Federal Marshal's Office to learn more about the judicial process. This event grows every year, and in 2018 we had 60 children! Each child also receives a WNJ backpack to hold the day's goodies. This opportunity introduces children at a young age to the variety of job opportunities within the legal industry.
  • Seniority Awards: We have historically recognized staff seniority awards at our annual full firm holiday party with a both a tangible and a monetary award. This is a time honored tradition enjoyed by all. Most years we recognize at least one person with 35 - 40 years of service which always results in a standing ovation. This year we added a second recognition point. On the actual anniversary date we place a helium balloon, note of thanks and the monetary recognition at the work station. The physical award and rounds of applause will continue to happen in December.
  • One Book, One Firm: Each year our Diversity Partner selects a diversity-themed book for the firm and follows it up with related programming and discussions over a firm hosted lunch. Additionally, a book club meets quarterly and reads and discusses diversity-themed literature.
  • Food-Related Perks: The firm provides a healthy breakfast for all members, including bagels, toast, peanut butter, granola and fruit. The firm also provides a selection of fresh, sliced vegetables every Wednesday afternoon -- Veggie Wednesday. The firm also has discounted soda, special doughnut days and provides a pizza lunch to those working in the office on Saturday.
  • Summer Picnic: Every 3 - 4 years as our summer/picnic event, the firm hosts an overnight stay at Great Wolf Lodge, which includes overnight lodging, water-park passes, an evening group meal and a snack bag with the firm logo for their room. In 2015, the firm reserved 90 rooms and hosted approximately 500 people. Employees appreciate this opportunity to socialize with co-workers and to meet each other's families. In interim years we host events at Zoos, Museums, the Botanical Gardens and the baseball park.
  • Wellness Program: WNJ’s WINning Wellness program features a wide range of activities available to all members of the firm. Partnering with The McCahill Group, our customized cooperate wellness program offers onsite consulting with a wellness specialist, monthly health education, one-on-one health coaching, annual and quarterly wellness challenges, onsite biometric screening and group fitness classes such as yoga stretch and boot camp. We provide nutritional advising, stress management techniques, fitness consulting and much more. The wellness program provides opportunities to practice living a more healthy and active lifestyle and provides financial incentives for participating. The goal of our program is to create a positive and productive work environment by promoting healthy initiatives at work to improve the health and wellness of our team.
  • Financial Wellness: Quarterly lunch and learns on a financial wellness topic as well as twice per year visits from our retirement plan investment managers help to insure firm members have the resources and advice available to manage their money. Our biennial all day on-site retirement seminar, offered to employees and partners who are 55 and older, helps firm members plan an effective transition into retirement.
  • Computer Training: The firm's Information Systems Department provides ongoing professional development through classes on basic and advanced Microsoft Office and Windows Skills. They use varying times and formats to engage firm members such as go-to meetings, webinars, recorded videos and regular visits to our regional offices. After every class or video, there is an online quiz. Once ten classes and quizzes have been completed, participants receive a $50 Meijer gift card.


86% Company-paid health coverage for employees 77% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
19 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance
Take a Child to Work Mock Trial


18 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 18 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
5 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 5 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule
  • Telecommute option
  • Job sharing
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Free food including bagels & cream cheese, toast and peanut butter, fruit, vegetables, granola, light lunch fare. On-site free fitness classes, coaching and biofeedback sessions through our EAP, one-on-one meetings with the investment adviser of our retirement plan, subsidized or free parking, lunch & learns, dry cleaning pick up/drop off, flu shots, annual biometric screens/blood tests, wellness coach)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 60 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take15 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
$2,500 Adoption benefit60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
30 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

Yes Recycling program


  • Diversity Committee which is lead by the Diversity Partner oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • 5 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Summer Associates at Tiger's Baseball Game


Community Service Project

How to Get Hired

We asked Warner Norcross + Judd for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

While we look for candidates with the skills and education required by the position, other factors are equally important.  We look for team players who seek excellence in their area of contribution and who have a strong client service orientation.  Continuous improvement and passion are also critical characteristics we are seeking.  Dependability and a proven track record of success are indicators of a prospective long-term employment relationship.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Prospective employees can get our attention by providing examples of a demonstrated, ongoing commitment to teamwork and client service, a passion for what they do, sincere interest in Warner Norcross + Judd, as well as proficiency in their work.         

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Open positions can be found on our website under Careers.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Candidates interested in exploring career opportunities with Warner Norcross + Judd should visit the Careers page on our website,      

hiring Outlook

50 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 1% Job Growth
26 Average applicants per opening 1,200 Total job applicants
4% Openings filled by current employees 7 Recent graduates hired
3% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 20% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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