Berry Appleman & Leiden

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generally positive

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Former Employee - Paralegal
Former Employee - Paralegal

Pros

- good level of camaraderie with employees of similar level
- personalities tended to be helpful more often than not

Cons

- career paths are very regimented
- lots of redtape to get things done but this is more typical of the industry than any singular company

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- find ways to identify and nurture top talent early

Neutral Outlook

Other reviews for Berry Appleman & Leiden

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sweatshop is right! Glad I left.

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    Former Employee - Paralegal  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Bonuses
    Good location - close to lots of Uptown restaurants

    Cons

    Paralegals have to bill their time
    Long hours, long days - weekend work
    A partner who screams and is often condescending
    Not a fun place to work
    High turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The grass is definitely greener in other Dallas firms with an immigration practice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to start, but not forever.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Paralegal  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Paralegal in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    -Smart co-workers (some, not all)
    -Great learning opportunity if placed on the right cluster and right attorney (direct manager)

    Cons

    -Bureaucracy
    -Office politics
    -Lack of enforcement on cumbersome management rules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You know, we work with salary data all day long. We know we are being underpaid. People stay there until they find the next better thing. Is that what work environment should aspire to be? Think not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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