Advice to law firm management: Management should hold more events throughout the year and allow more flexibility in terms of work scheduling. I'd also like to see the firm hire some younger attorney's to help balance this firm and make it a bit less traditional.
Pros: The health benefits are excellent and even though the firm is quite strict in terms of what hours you are expected to be there, I have found that I was never overburdened with work since there are always staff members to assist you.
Cons: Everyone is very friendly and cordial albeit a bit too serious at times which can be off putting if you are new to the field. I did find the starting salary to be on the low side. I really found the serious tone of this firm and lack of advancement to be very off putting.
Advice to law firm management: Keep training and developing new associates. This will benefit everyone involved, including the firm as a whole. A formal training program would help even more.
Pros: This is a well-established and well respected firm with a lot of talent walking the halls. It's been a great place to grow my career and I've learned a lot of different things from a lot of different people over the years.
Cons: Expectations here are high, and associates who want to advance should prepare to put up with long hours and late nights.