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Good People, Interesting Work

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I worked at Seyfarth Shaw

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

I was a member of the professional support staff at Seyfarth. Perhaps because of its Midwest roots, Seyfarth Shaw has cultivated a firm culture based on respect and collegiality. There are some personalities and politics to contend with, but minimal for a firm of its size and scope. I enjoyed my tenure at Seyfarth.

Cons

The downside was that my compensation was well below market, which is what eventually led me to be receptive to overtures by a headhunter.

Advice to Management

I think management does a good job of communicating with staff throughout the country. Steve's biannual roadshows were helpful for setting the context of the firm's performance and the market environment.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Could be better

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    Former Employee - Attorney, 1st-Year in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Attorney, 1st-Year in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Seyfarth Shaw

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The compensation package is commensurate with large firms

    Cons

    There is not enough mentoring and professional development

    Advice to Management

    Remember that new associates are learning HOW to be an attorney. Take the time to mentor and provide learning opportunities for yound associates.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Good Pay, Not so great work environment

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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Houston, TX

    I worked at Seyfarth Shaw

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

    Pros

    Good Pay.
    Good co-workers.
    As far as big firms go, I'd go with someone more established and with a wider scope of practice.

    Cons

    Lack of feedback from management.
    Firm is too focused on labor and employment. Go with that is better renowned.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better feedback to employees on performance and expectations. The firm does not do a good job of this so an attorney doesn't necessarily know where he stands.

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