Haynes and Boone

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Haynes and Boone Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
21 Reviews
3.3
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company

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    Former Employee - Events Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Events Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Haynes and Boone full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    This is probably one of the best law firms you'll ever work for. The office manager treats you like a person. She listens to your concerns and will address them immediately! I love the open door policy.

    Cons

    Company has had some ups and downs but are recovering very well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue doing what you are doing! It's working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for however my supervisor ruined my experience by making the job harder than what it was.

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    Former Employee - Catering Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Catering Coordinator in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Haynes and Boone full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great working relationship with all management and administration - they all expressed appreciation and were genuinely kind; compensation and benefits were comparable for the position

    Cons

    Unfortunately the one con was having to report to a supervisor who was threatened by my knowledge and abilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should take more initiative in finding out what's going on between supervisor and employees. When 4 or 5 employees are having the same issues with the same supervisor, there must be some proof to the issues. This creates a hostile environment for the employees and diminishes morale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall pretty good experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Haynes and Boone full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Career opportunities are pretty limited.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Worst position ever!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Haynes and Boone full-time

    Pros

    Free coffee and sodas and sometimes monthly birthday celebrations

    Cons

    They don't encourage growth
    Communication skills on the part of attorneys are none - they expect you to read their minds
    They disrespect the staff and expect you to be happy since you have a job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A more positive work environment is needed. Appreciate the staff they are what run your firm and pay for parking! Help your people to be able to do good work by helping them to get to work. Or increase the salaries to account for parking.

  6.  

    Awesome place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Haynes and Boone

    Pros

    Extremely friendly people and professional environment.

    Cons

    The office location could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Lots of Potential and Disappointment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Haynes and Boone full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Outstanding technical knowledge. Generally nice co-workers.

    Cons

    Poor treatment of support staff. Administration has absolutely no idea what the job functions are of the positions they supervise. Supervision is not accomplished in a positive manner, but rather through intimidation and reprimands in the presence of peers. Some offices have experienced a large turnover of personnel that include attorneys, technical and support staff. Overtime is discouraged, but the work is expected to be completed on time and up to standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address the issues and the staff affecting poor morale. Supervisors need to be reviewed, retrained or removed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Attorney

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

    I worked at Haynes and Boone full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best part of the job was the attorneys I worked with. The ones that were my direct bosses were amazing. I got lots of opportunities from them to get first hand trial experience and get to know clients and the art of practicing law. Those bosses to this day - 14 years later have been some of the best in my career.

    Cons

    Cons are that the way it was has changed. A number of great partners have left and support staff does not feel appreciated (and it is obvious they are not appreciated - rarely got raises - always squeezed). The wrong people were left to lead large groups rather than choosing good managers to lead large groups. That led to a lot of dysfunction in the groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick good managers to lead - not partners who just don't have enough billable work so you fill their time with firm management activities to justify their salaries. Go back to more hands on training for attorneys and be willing to be flexible with rates for younger attorneys so they get good experiences. And don't hold it against associates when the billable work they do is not high dollar billable work. If the firm is going to judge this then don't agree to take low billable hour work in the first place. Associates cannot turn down work from a partner and rarely know what hourly agreement is with the client.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lots of energy and positive people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Haynes and Boone full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Career growth opportunity is there for those who work hard, work smart, work cooperatively and have a desire to produce an excellent result for the client.

    Cons

    Not everything nor every part of the organization is perfect, however management will listen to new ideas and make changes to improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resist those who fear changes that will improve the Firm's competitive position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    One of the best BigLaw cultures around.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Haynes and Boone full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work with highly-successful and collegial colleagues. Opportunity to work on a cross-section practice. Staying late is not the norm.

    Cons

    At the end of the day it's still BigLaw and with that comes typical BigLaw problems. As a newer firm, there's less institutional clients, so one must be entrepreneurial when working there both internally and externally.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    No upward mobility or growth

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

    I have been working at Haynes and Boone full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits and okay pay. Nice area of town. They do offer skills training for free.

    Cons

    No opportunites to move up unless you're an attorney, and even some of them leave. Staff treated without respect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    First of all, notice that morale is not high and steady declining. You need to actually care about your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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