Advice to law firm management: Treat staff with respect, expect attorneys to take ultimate responsibility for their work and cases, reward staff for extra effort. Work to put staff and associates on a path toward success in areas they excel in and are interested in working.
Pros: Insurance and location
Cons: Understaffed, inappropriate and abusive behavior by some attorneys, some attorneys don't take responsibility for their own deadlines, many inept staff and human resources personnel, increasing turnover.obsolete equipment, no bonus for extra work. The firm is very political with frequent resource fights that catch staff in the middle.
Partners to Avoid and Why: McCullough, Brock, Fountain, Ogburn, Linder. Mistreatment of staff, dishonesty and manipulation.
Advice to law firm management: Reward staff for hard work with raises and/or bonuses. Find incentives that match all staff needs and desires. Show respect for staff.
Pros: Health benefits are acceptable. The firm is in a nice location and parking is good. The management thinks the firm is the greatest. There is always an opportunity for extra work and overtime if you are looking for it. If you are interested in food, this is the firm for you. The primary mode for reward is food.
Cons: Extra effort is not rewarded and technology is not embraced. Support staff has been reduced so it is challenging to cover everything. Talent has moved to other firms as a result. Management is moving toward minimum staff to maximize profits. Raises for staff giving maximum effort is basic cost of living and there are not bonuses. Firm events are on employee lunch or employee personal time.
Advice to law firm management: I would like to see management streamline our work flow and make sure that we are never overburdened. I would also like to see a few new faces around the office to help prevent us from being overwhelmed with work when we get busy.
Pros: The office location is not too far away from home, which has been great. There is a great deal of team work that takes place at the office and everyone is super friendly. Help is always there when you need it. The pay and benefits are good, and there are plenty of overtime opportunities.
Cons: The work can be quite dull at times and repetitive, while its pace can range from slow to fast paced and overwhelming.