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Decent place to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Detroit, MI
Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Detroit, MI

I worked at Butzel Long

Pros

Great salary for a first-year associate
Good location in downtown Detroit
Great summer associate program
Colleagues try to be friendly

Cons

Lack of minorities and women
Long hours (but it's to be expected)
Some practice heads have extreme personalities
An associate needs to break into the inner circle to get the plum assignments

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Butzel needs to make a greater effort for diversity in hiring (read: more women and more minorities). And Butzel should employ diversity training for senior attorneys and partners (especially those that are department heads.)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It USED to be a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I worked at Butzel Long full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It USED to be a great place to work. That's about the only positive thing I can say about today's Butzel Long.

    Cons

    Butzel has been cutting back on benefits and staff for the past 5-6 years. Everytime you think "okay, they're done. We're safe now," they end up with another round of being being let go. No one is safe, Administration, Staff and Professionals are all being let go. Their latest proud moment is to get rid of all their receptionists at all offices. I just don't understand after all these years and all these cutbacks, how are still in so much financial trouble?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new financial planner!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unortunate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Butzel Long

    Pros

    Some of the best attorneys in the business. Reputatuon as one of the oldest and well establisned firm in the area.

    Cons

    Poor corporate decisions
    Poor communications from managements
    Poor response to changes in economic climate
    Little or no recognition for jobs well done
    Favoritism over hard work is the criteria for opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee morale is improtant to productivity. The firm is using antiquated standards to evaluate the value of the billing professionals.

    Doesn't Recommend
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