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A nice place to work but no vision at the top

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Current Employee - Partner
Current Employee - Partner

I have been working at Calfee, Halter & Griswold full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

It is very collegial, and not a place where FaceTime is important. People have lives outside the office and it is not a high pressure atmosphere.

Cons

Salaries have been flat, headcount is shrinking, and there does not seem to be any plan to reverse the decline. The firm seems to lack any vision, while competitors have grown, added offices and seem to be "on the move."

5 Other Employee Reviews for Calfee, Halter & Griswold (View Most Recent)

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    Good firm, but could be so much better

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate

    I worked at Calfee, Halter & Griswold full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunities to work independently and some very good attorneys that are great to work with. Nice mix of clients that lets you work on a variety of subject matter.

    Cons

    The pay and bonus are sub-par to be kind. No benefit to billing over the minimum required because raises were paltry even for the highest performers and the top of the bonus scale was ridiculously low also. Some of the practice group leaders couldn't lead a Girl Scout troop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your high performers so that they don't all leave.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Sweatshop

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Attorney  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Attorney in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Calfee, Halter & Griswold full-time

    Pros

    The starting pay is better than many law firms in Cleveland, receive annual reviews, support staff is better than many places, new office space has some of the best, state of the art technology at your disposal

    Cons

    Very stressful environment, very aggressive senior partners who often scream to make a point, teach an aggressive manner towards opposing counsel, have to swipe in and out whenever you leave (i.e. lunch) which makes it seem like you are being watched by big brother

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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