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Real Estate Associate

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Law Firm

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Aug 13,2018

Posted on

Jul 28,2018

Years of Experience

3-6 yrs required

Location

Chicago, IL
Practice Area
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Real Estate Associate Candidate with excellent academic credentials from a top law school is required. Admission to the Illinois Bar is required. Must have: 3-6 years of general real estate experience, including drafting and negotiation of documents in connection with the disposition, acquisition and financing of commercial property, joint venture documentation and office, industrial and/or retail space leases. Should be interested in a broad exposure to commercial real estate matters. Must have high level analytical, verbal and written communication skills.

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Hiring Coordinator
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
233 South Wacker Drive
Suite 8000
Chicago, IL 60606-6448
Fax: 312-460-7000

Review:

"To be honest, it's not a great place to work. I've since gone to a better firm, so I figure I'll go ahead and write up a review as a former employee."

Former Employee - Reviewed on December 18, 2017

What I would recommend to anyone who may be reading this that is working for the law firm. Do whatever you can to change the pay scale and salary increase reviews to be one in which merit is considered rather than an employee's popularity.

Pros : Let's start with the good stuff. Everyone worked well as a group. We communicated throughout the firm when we had issues. We shared resources and I truly felt that we all scared about helping each other. We all wanted to see each other shine.
Cons : However, there was a lot of favoritism which led me to leave the firm. Advancements and salary increases weren't due to qualification, experience, or even how well we did in the past year. People were given salary increases greater than others just due to being a favorite of the head management. It was all politics over there. I wasn't as charismatic and personable as others, yet I was able to complete my job with flying colors. But because I wasn't as popular as others - I didn't receive great advancements in my pay.
Current or former employee? : Former Employee

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