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More Satisfied People Than Most Law Firms

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Attorney in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Attorney in Houston, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook

I have been working at The Lanier Law Firm full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Flexible scheduling, extremely personable people, decent health insurance, the annual Christmas party, happy people, vacation time. I've worked at SEVERAL law firms and this one has a better morale than most places. Mark Lanier is extremely nice and understanding and the employees end up being happier than most places I've seen.

Cons

Low pay unless you're an attorney, offices too far from center of town, some drama (to be expected), not enough staff appreciation. The perks make up for a lot of the downfalls.

Advice to Management

Help keep your employees by paying the staff a little more and giving them more monetary incentives (opportunities for raises, etc.)

Other Employee Reviews for The Lanier Law Firm

  1. Poorly Managed Law Firm

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Staff in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at The Lanier Law Firm full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Christmas Party has marquee performers every year but no liquor is served so it's a completely dry event held at Mark Lanier's compound. All employees are invited though and it's a nice family event.

    Cons

    Unbelievably bad work environment. It's a typical PI firm focused on the last dollar but has terrible management. They are burning through cash--way over extended for the dollars they bring in. All the managers and many of the attorney/managers are either long-time friends of Mark or related to him in some way so there is no way any of the bad apples will be shown the door. There is no training of employees, no fun events and no employee appreciation at all. Worst of all, hourly employees are grossly underpaid and are told to rarely work OT even if incredibly busy. You are set up for failure as soon as you accept a position there. Terrible office building to work in--never very clean and terrible air. Avoid at all costs!

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of lawyers as managers and bring in an unrelated business person to run the firm. Start appreciating the employees. There are some good people there that work hard every day for very little.


  2. Great Firm

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

    I have been working at The Lanier Law Firm full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, less hectic commute, great work family life balance. Coworkers are always friendly and helpful. Growth is encouraged.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is some what limited, but I suppose that is to be expected. Growth is not encouraged in all areas of the firm, can be stifling at times.

    Advice to Management

    Not much to add, really. Once employees out grow the firm, they will transition out. If you don't want that to happen, then you will have to change the power structure at the top.


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