Alston & Bird Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
32 Reviews

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32 Reviews
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  1.  

    A&B was cool.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Alston & Bird full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits and the culture is so awesome. Everyone was like a family.

    Cons

    New director came in and basically tore our team apart. Eventually I learned she went back to her old firm not too long after everyone on our team left the firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent with employees about duties. Different managers communicate different expectations. Set goals for employees and rate performances on the goals identified.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Project Attorney

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    Current Employee - Project Attorney  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Attorney in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Alston & Bird as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay for document review, little supervision, interesting cases

    Cons

    no room for growth, advancement

  3.  

    Great company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alston & Bird

    Pros

    Generally a great culture, and a lot of great people to work with. Offices are beautiful and they strive to take care of their people.

    Cons

    There are not a lot of opportunities for internal advancement for non-attorneys. And they also allow some terrible managers to stay at the firm longer than they should.

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  5.  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Paralegal  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Alston & Bird full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    people,work-life balance and career opportunities

    Cons

    Stressful schedule around the holidays

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Better than most firms I've worked at. Certainly more diverse.

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    Current Employee - Project Attorney  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Attorney in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Alston & Bird as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Collegial atmosphere. Interesting collection of fringe benefits. Compensation is at or above market rate.

    Cons

    Can be a little cold to project attorneys.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work... for a law firm

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Associate in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Alston & Bird full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Better than other firms I've worked for, but still law firm employment is rarely fun.

    Cons

    Real life vacation and bonus policies don't live up to their written policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more true to the firm's stated values and less like every other legal employer. It works for our other offices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good law firm, good people, good work

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    Current Employee - Attorney, 3rd-Year
    Current Employee - Attorney, 3rd-Year

    I have been working at Alston & Bird full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary and interesting work and clients. Firm culture is good. Not as cut throat as some firms.

    Cons

    Structure of management is not always clear. While communication is usually good, when the going gets tough, it can be difficult to get straight answers.

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  9.  

    This is a top notch law firm.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alston & Bird full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits; community service; top echelon values; salaries; recognition of employees for work performed

    Cons

    Scheduling of some staff members does not meet the needs of us attorneys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing a good job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A&B Cares about their Staff

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    Former Employee - Case Clerk  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Case Clerk in New York, NY

    I worked at Alston & Bird as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Professional, tries to keep staff happy, staff feels valued

    Cons

    Typical struggles of the legal industry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great firm

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    Former Employee - Attorney, 1st-Year  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Attorney, 1st-Year in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Alston & Bird full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The compensation, benefits, and culture.

    Cons

    Difficult road to partner, little variety.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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