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Staff Attorney

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Boies Schiller & Flexner

Pros

experience with discovery if that's your thing; relatively low stress

Cons

There is no room for advancement; low salary, 1% raises

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  1. All in all, a toxic work environment where money overrules values... plenty of unsavory characters

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY

    I worked at Boies Schiller & Flexner full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with David Boies is one of a kind... so put in a year and then get out ASAP.

    Cons

    Poor compensation and benefits, no reward for hard work, lots of long days/nights and plenty of weekend hours. Attorneys are quick to lash out at staff and verbal abuse is common. The situation shows no signs of improving as senior management is uninterested with the state of the work environment and is solely concerned with monetary results. "By whatever means necessary" certainly applies to the mindset of this firm. HR is thoroughly lackadaisical and unwilling to address any inappropriate conduct as it relates to attorneys. Forced to work with the worst technology and unregistered versions of software. I can only assume that this is because it takes more time to complete assignments and therefore provides for more hours billed.

    Advice to Management

    Show some compassion for the people who work for you and reward those who work hard and put in the hours to help out (especially when they have been there for more than 2 years).


  2. A place to hole up till you get a for real job

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Attorney in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Staff Attorney in Albany, NY

    I worked at Boies Schiller & Flexner

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For an attorney job it is pretty low stress. It also doesn't inspire loyalty to stay so you don't feel bad when you get the job you want.

    Cons

    The pay of a staff attorney is very low. There is absolutely no room or opportunity for advancement. Get out quick, don't get stuck there.

    Advice to Management

    Management isn't really doing anything wrong. It's a win-win situation. People are able to pay their bills while looking for a job with career advancement, and Boies gets litigation reviewers for a good price.


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