Dykema
3.0 of 5 14 reviews
www.dykema.com Detroit, MI 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Jun 22, 2014

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Steven J. Campbell

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    Would be a great company if Chicago was the corporate office

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGood people, regular run of the mill corporate office feel. They do try to do nice things for employees to make it a more enjoyable atmosphere. Nice offices.

    ConsHonestly, the worst is that Detroit makes all the decisions and are very behind the times. If Chicago could make their own decisions it would be much better. Additionally, way to many manager on top of managers. You have to answer to 20 different people and no one really can help without involving all the others.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore training on a specific basis, not general for everyone. Also, a lead manager, not twenty!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Serves its purpose, was able to put food on the table while working there but not much else.

    Assistant (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsBenefits are good, attorneys are mostly nice and HR does what they can with what they have to work with. Vacation time is four weeks if you are there over 10 years.

    ConsLow pay, firm seems unstable, i.e., Detroit office calls the shots and they are probably not in the best position to be making financial decisions that impact the entire firm, second the no-diversity comment from previous poster

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't let your attorneys that bill millions of dollars every year walk out the door with their clients. Recent layoffs to save money only make the firm look bad overall and reinforce the Detroit mentality.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice people and nice work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people are nice, technology is up to date and the firm has an open door policy. Coworkers are very helpful and they really stress teamwork and work-life balance.

    ConsUpper management is a little clueless about what is going on with the associates. Unfortunately, if there is not a specific partner that takes you under their wing, you are not going to make your hours and will have a very difficult time finding significant projects to develop your skills. There is still a bit of a good ole boys mentality at this law firm and they need to be consistent about working on diversity. There is a lot of diversity with the staff but not a lot of diversity with the attorneys.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on diversity and take an interest in junior and mid-level associates to ensure they are getting the work to grow their skills.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, flawed business strategy

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsThere are many very fine attorneys there. They are very competent in their areas of practice, and are fun to work with. There are no "screamers" or jerks. Every single one was pleasant to everyone, including to the staff.

    ConsThe efforts of firm leadership to maintain the "center of gravity" in Michigan is holding the firm back.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet the Chicago office flourish. The entire firm will benefit as a result.

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    Typical big law firm - it is what it is

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe pay was very good

    ConsWasn't really there long enough to know

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