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Nice until firm-wide layoffs in 2009.

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Former Employee - Associate  in  Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Associate in Palo Alto, CA

I worked at Mayer Brown full-time for more than a year

Pros

Reasonable management, friendly atmosphere, opportunities in litigation and patent prosecution for IP professionals, good pay, local Palo Alto office has good commuting connections and plenty of parking, flexible work hours.

Cons

Mayer Brown, like many law firms, went through a major downturn in 2009, with some 10-15 percent of their employees being laid off. They were nice about it though.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Billing department is the worst!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Mayer Brown full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Prestigious law firm, looks good on paper.

    Cons

    Micro-managers, favoritism, only select few get raises and bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trust your employees

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

    Former Employee - Paralegal  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Mayer Brown full-time

    Pros

    A very human perspective on for a high-caliber group of partners.

    Cons

    They thought they the sky was the limit with a bonanza of mergers. . . so the financial "crisis" seems to have been worse for Mayer Brown than even other big law firms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grown the NY office.

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