Andrews Kurth Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
19 Reviews

3.4
19 Reviews
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    AK Dallas

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary/Word Processor  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary/Word Processor in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Andrews Kurth full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    AK Dallas is a great place to work. I have good co-workers, my attorneys are willing to work with my schedule when I had to give short notice of an absence, within reason, and the benefits are good.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth because it is a law firm. If you are a secretary, there is really no place to advance.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great firm, but no career advancement for staff

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    Former Employee - Paralegal  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Houston, TX

    I worked at Andrews Kurth full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great team approach. Many long term employees, very organized, structured workflow processes. Interesting work. Good compensation

    Cons

    No opportunity for staff to.grow. long work.hours and difficult to balance family and work life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of squeezing work from staff, maybe it's time to increase staff to reduce over burdening work.load

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    This is the longest employment I've had.

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    Current Employee - Office Services  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Office Services in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Andrews Kurth full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The employees make the job like home.

    Cons

    At times very fast paste

    Recommends
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    better law firms out there

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Andrews Kurth

    Pros

    used to be professional, not anymore

    Cons

    too many to list, anywhere is better than there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care about your employees and be honest

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    Good "family-type of atmosphere".

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary/Word Processor  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary/Word Processor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Andrews Kurth full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Many long-tenured employees which speaks for the Law Firm. Salaries, bonuses and medical insurance are usually fair. The Law Firm will and does work with employees in finding a fair balance whenever there are problems.

    Cons

    Vacation/sick leave is the only area where I feel the company could improve. A new change to employee benefits is that you can only carry 1 week of vacation/sick leave in your account. In the past, you could carry 6 weeks in your account. This really helps whenever you are extremely sick yourself or a family-member that you care for is sick, or when other tragedies happen (i.e., auto accident). Yes, the Family Medical Leave Act is available, however, it does not give you any pay, it only protects you to maintain your job. When you are extremely sick or in an automobile accident or other family tragedy, it helps tremendously to know that you have available vacation/sick time to help you through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink your vacation/sick leave benefit. Employees would appreciate it very very much. We are dedicated to our Law Firm, as seen by the long-tenured employees. But the term "our" includes helping employees who are going through difficult times in their lives. Allowing employees to carry over even just 4 weeks in their vacation/sick account helps all of us tremendously.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Office Services

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    Current Employee - Office Services  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Office Services in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Andrews Kurth full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    I do not have anything to add

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Andrews Kurth full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work, independence, great people

    Cons

    The usual cons you would find with a firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Legal secretary/word processor in one of the largest law firms in Houston, Texas.

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary/Word Processor  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary/Word Processor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Andrews Kurth full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very busy, challenging, getting to work in all transaction areas throughout the firm, and learning various new software.

    Cons

    Not being able to bank PTO time. In the past we could bank up to 6 weeks and it really helped me the year my Mother had a heart attack. Being able to bank at least some amount of time and having it roll over to the next years would be great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider the PTO program for staff by allowing them to bank longer than a week from year to year. Consider matching 50 cents on the dollar for 401K retirement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Inviting

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Andrews Kurth part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everyone was very nice and inviting, especially for someone who came in without a lot of experience or knowledge. Everyone was willing to help out in some way.

    Cons

    There was, at times, a lot of work "backstabbing" or gossip between different colleagues.

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    Been great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Admin Secretary  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Admin Secretary in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Andrews Kurth full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Like a big family who appreciates your work.

    Cons

    Can't think of any down sides.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

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