Bremer & Whyte Llp

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Bremer & Whyte Llp Reviews

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  1.  

    Provided me with an in-depth look into the field of law

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at Bremer & Whyte Llp as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    All of the attorneys that I worked with were very personable and engaging as well as professional. As an intern looking to gain insight into a possible law career, my time with Bremer-Whyte was extremely beneficial.

    Cons

    Schedule of appearances was inconsistent at times, but because I was a Summer Intern my schedule was flexible.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Bremer Whyte has an excellent reputation within the profession of law, and is highly regarded by the legal community.

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    Current Employee - Partner in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Partner in Newport Beach, CA

    I have been working at Bremer & Whyte Llp full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent firm with a great reputation. Treats its lawyers and employees very well, by providing competitive a pay and benefits' structure; a congenial work environment; and interesting legal cases on which to work. This firm is a great place for young associates to learn and grow, and eventually rise to the ranks of partner. Unfortunately, one or two people who have posted negative comments on this website were likely not making the grade at the firm, and hence posted negative and untrue comments. The firm treats all of its employees fairly and compensates them very competitively.

    Cons

    The firm does excellent work and is well regarded by Judges, opposing counsel and clients alike. This is not the place for lawyers looking for an easy ride. The partners expect the highest standards in terms of the practice, but in turn you will be rewarded for your efforts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring young and talented lawyers so that the firm can keep growing and diversifying.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Low-end, big law firm

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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at Bremer & Whyte Llp full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The associates (with a couple of notable exceptions) stick together and help one another. The hours are flexible, assuming you get the work done.

    Cons

    The compensation is pathetic. Last year the bosses sent out an email doing away with bonuses. And yet they expect you to exceed your 2000 billable hour requirement. After one year of employment, you may get a very small raise.

    This is a low-end insurance defense firm. The cases have small values (mostly personal injury and construction defect) and you are expected to pander to the insurance carriers. Legal research is almost unheard of because insurance carriers will not pay for legal research. Thus, no one does exceptional work.

    A couple of the partners are rotten. They only care about padding their pockets and paying associates very little and expecting a lot from them. They burn and turn through associates. Approx. one or two associates quit or are fired per month. There is no loyalty here. The firm even did away with the Christmas party in order to save money!!

    There is absolutely no mentoring at this firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad place to start, but won't make a career out of it.

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    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Bremer & Whyte Llp full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It is a great entry level job because this is one where you will actually get to use your law degree. They expect you to handle cases from day one. The staffs are great, but they seem a bit over worked.

    Cons

    The billable hour is managable, but it is by no mean a 9-5 job. They do have a couple of screamer partners. Depends on whose team you get on, it can be a learning experience or just another paper pusher job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more quality clients.

    Recommends
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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Undervalued

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bremer & Whyte Llp

    Pros

    Staff and co-workers are great and 1st year associates will receive global case management responsibility. Good place to learn then move on.

    Cons

    Compensation is significantly below market. Expect to earn no more than $65-90k with $1-3k bonus. Salary review and bonus policies are inconsistently applied. Some associates work 10-12 hour days to meet partner demands and workload.

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  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good people, terrible compensation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bremer & Whyte Llp full-time

    Pros

    Generally easy work. Friendly support staff.

    Cons

    Unspoken minimum of 180 hours per month (versus 167 "official" minimum), low compensation (first years start at $65k, attorneys can expect about $5k to $7.5k annual raises, associates are capped at $120k), no bonus for exceeding billable requirement, firm is stingy and questions requests for office supplies. Huge turnover means remaining associates are overloaded with work when others quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
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