Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. - Reviews

4 Star Rating     3 reviews

http://www.hinshawlaw.com 
Main Office:
222 North La Salle Street, Suite 300 | Chicago | IL | 60601
Phone: 312-704-3000  | Fax: 312-704-3001 

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Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. Reviews


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- Reviewed on March 16, 2018

Advice to law firm management: I do not have any advice to the firm management. As I have indicated, I believe Hinshaw is a well-managed law firm.

Pros: Hinshaw & Culbertson is a well-managed firm. The working environment is professional. Associates receive yearly performance reviews and also are eligible to receive bonuses based on their amount of billable hours. I worked there as an associate for approximately 5 years and found it to be a generally very good working environment.

Cons: In my opinion, like many or most large law firms, Hinshaw seems to reward attorneys who bring in clients/work (rainmakers), much more than it values the attorneys who work for the clients and whose excellent work is required to keep the clients satisfied.

Partners to Avoid and Why: In my five years of employment at Hinshaw, I did not encounter any current partner who I would avoid. I encountered only one partner who is no longer employed there that I would strongly advise people to avoid.

Favorite Things About this Firm: Hinshaw will treat you fairly. Hinshaw will compensate you fairly. If you have questions or concerns Hinshaw's human resources and/or management will attempt to address any issues.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2014

Job type: Full time
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"Fair Hours, at the Cost of Proportionate Pay "   - Anonymous      Write an Anonymous Review

- Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Listen to and act upon peoples' complaints. Many people often got frustrated that two different people who put in vastly different amounts of effort often received the same outcomes. This just causes more turnover and instability.

Pros: They valued work-life balance and offered pleasant minor benefits around the office - major benefits like health insurance, etc. were also somewhat above average.

Cons: Management seemed out of touch - people often got away with not pulling their weight. It seemed your complaints were often ignored, or that you were not treated as an individual. Pay was not great, and, as a result, loafing or frustration were fairly common, and turnover could be high.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee
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"Get ready to work because this firm will put your nose to the grindstone from day one. "   - Anonymous      Write an Anonymous Review

- Reviewed on July 21, 2017

Advice to law firm management: This firm can be an excellent fit for those who are committed to it. The client list is prestigious and the firm's court victories are impressive. But there is a lot of competition, so know that in advance.

Pros: There is a lot to learn here, and you will get experience in many areas of the law. There are also a lot of important contacts you can make here, and that may set you up to make or break your career. As many lawyers will tell you, establishing contacts is vital to the business.

Cons: The environment may not be for everyone. There is a cutthroat ethos among attorneys and there is a strong desire to get ahead. If you don't want to compete directly with your colleagues on a daily basis, this may not be the opportunity for you. You may want to keep looking.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee
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