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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Main Office: 233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 8000 | Chicago | IL | 60606-6448
Phone: 312-460-5000 | Fax: 312-460-7000

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Reviews

See reviews for Seyfarth Shaw LLP from attorneys and other legal professionals below.

Many Good Lawyers But Some Issues
May 19, 2024 - Current Employee Mr. in San Francisco City,
Current Employee

Encourage more teamwork, and deal with associates who are not professional. I think that would help the entire firm, and increase productivity for everyone in the firm.

Overall I have dealt with many great lawyers. My practice group is solid and everyone is polite, friendly, and helpful. I have had many opportunities to work on many labor cases. Many of the paralegals are great at what they do.

I have heard from colleagues that there are some bad associates. Not bad in ability but behavior. I have seen the effects of a hostile work environment and it has hurt my practice group before. Bad people skills should not harm other practice groups but they have.

10+ years

Good Experience
May 19, 2024 - Former Employee Mr. in San Francisco City,
Former Employee

I think more positions should be made for those that want to stick around and continue to work, yet progress their careers even further.

While working at this firm, I had a lot of experiences that helped me grow as a person and in my career overall.

I left as I did not feel as if there were more available positions within the firm and made me seek employment elsewhere.

10+ years

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.
May 19, 2024 - Former Employee Mr. in San Francisco City,
Former Employee

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.

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.

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.

10+ years

I am filing an H1 extension with these guys. worst people to work with they dont respond at all.
May 19, 2024 - Former Employee Mr. in San Francisco City,
Full time 2017 Former Employee

I am filing an H1 extension with these guys. worst people to work with they dont respond at all.

Nothing is best from them.

I am filing an H1 extension with these guys. worst people to work with they dont respond at all.

10+ years

Seyfarth Shaw & Trump
May 19, 2024 - Former Employee Mr. in San Francisco City,
Full time 2016 Former Employee

Hire qualified staff. HR should not be a former secretary with power issues. Educate personnel on labor laws and substance abuse. REMOVE the attorneys that spend 3 hrs on personal calls, 3 hrs on "lunch", and 3 hrs wandering the halls.

There is usually "something" good everywhere, not here. I did make a couple of friends.

The attorneys. I watched an Associate blame his secretary because he failed to timely serve discovery. He told HR that his secretary "threw papers" at him and "refused to file the discovery". That is not a typo or a reflection of my intelligence but rather, his. As this is EXACTLY what he told HR and her immediate supervisors. I never met a secretary or an attorney that did not know you don't file discovery, interrogatories, RFP, etc. until this. To add insult, the secretary did not throw paper, however, the attorney did and he did this when she brought to his attention that they did not need to "file" the discovery.

Labor and Employment. If any of their clients behaved the way they do they would refer the case out. They are aggressive bullies that harass and belittle the staff to relieve their own inner angst from their

Leaving and getting paid for my suffering despite their efforts to discredit me.

10+ years

Wouldn't recommend
May 19, 2024 - Current Employee Mr. in San Francisco City,
Full time Current Employee

Timely response and follow ups . Please have your employees train on customer service.

None

Do not respond to any enquires. Extremely slow

Avoid as much as possible

10+ years

The source's positive experience with the Seyfarth Shaw LLP was a testament to its customer service.
May 19, 2024 - Former Employee Mr. in San Francisco City,
Full time 2022 Former Employee

5.Current Employee, more than 1 yearThe best teammates anyone could ask for!Real Estate Paralegal in Chicago, ILRecommendProsTruly a team effort, collaborative and inclusive culture; plenty of opportunity for training and growth; management is supportive and proactive; my career goals feel just as important as anyone elses, and we all work together to achieve them; plenty of work to be done, meeting a billable hour requirement is not an issue; team culture provides an environment where you can use your PTO for vacation, without feeling the urge to check your email; unique opportunity to learn from seasoned attorneys and work with reputable clients; great benefits package; unique opportunity for paralegals to travel for client trainings and projects; access to some of the best technology of any law firm Ive worked for; opportunity for flexible hybrid office/work-from-home scheduleConsCommute downtown can take awhile; parking is expensiveAdvice to ManagementKeep doing a great job! Keep providing great support, checking in, helping us stay on top of everything.

10+ years

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