Fredrikson & Byron

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Fredrikson & Byron Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fredrikson has provided opportunities and support to advance my legal career over many years.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Attorney in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Fredrikson & Byron full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    When I was a new attorney, my supervisors (in multiple departments) were excellent. I felt more like a "partner in training" rather than an anonymous workhorse.

    Flexible: After 2 years I decided I did not want to be an employment attorney. The firm was great, and supported my move to corporate / technology.

    The firm encouraged and facilitated my getting involved in multiple non-profit boards.

    Full disclosure: I'm a shareholder now at Fredrikson and have been here for 18 years. So, technically, I"m "management."

    Cons

    Long-term success at a larger law firm is demanding and hard work. It requires many skill sets in addition to being a smart attorney.

    I also believe that a growing proportion of very interesting and sophistocated work is being done by in-house legal counsel. And when you are in-house, you can see the fruits of your labor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Do NOT work for the Property Tax Litigation Department!!!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Fredrikson & Byron full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and employee resources

    Cons

    The attorneys and the paralegal in the Property Tax Department are abusive bullies. Do NOT apply for this position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to educate the attorneys and paralegal in the Property Tax Department about workplace bullying and incivility. It would behoove you to learn about how much this abusive behavior is costing your business in high turnover. HR needs to give potential employees fair warning about these personalities--its not fair to withhold that information.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a financially, well-managed law firm.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Fredrikson & Byron full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They do manage an appropriate level of staffing and services to reasonably respond to client demands.

    Cons

    Salaries are definitely not the most competitive for non-attorney staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the non-attorney salaries to be more market-competitive. Human Resources needs to improve on hearing and appropriately responding to non-attorney staff concerns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company for an associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Associate in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Fredrikson & Byron full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation, good/friendly culture, lots of mentoring opportunities, good training opportuninies

    Cons

    Not much negative to say. Heavy workload and disorganized in hiring help

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very nice place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Fredrikson & Byron

    Pros

    Large firm with many choices for working in various areas of law. Also with a large firm there are many choices for assignments and opportunities to change areas of legal practive for legal administrative assistants. Reviews are done yearly and feedback is given. Salaries appear to be competitive among the other large law firms in the city. Flexible scheduling is also available and the work enviroment is social and friendly. Also there are not only lots of client services available but also in-house services to assist support staff to allow them to be as efficient as possible.

    Cons

    Large firm enviroment can be daunting at first and does take time to get used to.

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    Nothing.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent culture excellent people!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fredrikson & Byron full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with and excellent culture in the work place. The attorneys are very intelligent individuals and value all the different professions that help to make the company tick.

    Cons

    Law firms tend to move a little slower when it comes to new trends and technology which can help to improve efficiency. However, this is a minor con to the overall greatness of this firm.

    Recommends
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