Advice to law firm management: Treat people with respect regardless of their "level." Genuinely help people when they need assistance dealing with the poor treatment.
Pros: Management tries make up for partners verbally and emotionally abusing you by having lots of midday lunches. You are constantly being fed at this place.
Cons: Well, the comment on July 23rd is 100% correct. I have never worked at a firm where I've been so blatantly abused mentally and verbally without any help from the office manager. She is not an ally. She listens but does absolutely nothing to help. She won't stick up to them. This place has a high turnaround, minus a few people who have been there many years and stick around because they don't understand their worth. My next firm seriously upped my salary and they treat me nicely.
Partners to Avoid and Why: I will be mature and not list them. I will say that some people in the Punahou crowd think they are above everyone but its really just some dumb school on a rock in the Pacific Ocean.
Favorite Things About this Firm: Like I said, they treat you to food a lot. Honestly that was the only thing that kept me going at this place.
Advice to law firm management: This could be a great firm if some of the senior staff could get their egos in check. All staff members need to be treated with more respect and the working environment needs to improve.
Pros: Nice place to work if you're primarily interested in learning as much as you can and growing your resume. There's a lot of creativity on display from which to learn.
Cons: This is not a pleasant place to work, socially speaking. The lawyers are a little full of themselves; they don't like being questioned and they don't like suggestions.