Hinshaw & Culbertson

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Hinshaw & Culbertson Reviews

Updated October 26, 2014
Updated October 26, 2014
13 Reviews
3.5
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good Attorneys/People and Work/Life Balance is Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Hinshaw & Culbertson full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The firm is supportive of the balance between work life and personal life and the jobs themselves are secure for the most part. Attorneys are mostly appreciative and many are genuinely kind.

    Cons

    The salaries here are just ok. They definitely try to merge two roles into one whenever they are given the opportunity and do not compensate based on performance, but compensate based on a national percentage.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Top heavy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hinshaw & Culbertson full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management essentially rewards silo-ed partners willing to do their work and give profits to the less productive partners - if that works for you, you can make it what you want.

    Cons

    Focus on billing (2000 minimum = no work life balance unless you fabricate hours); billing over quality; obsession with old white male owners trying to look diverse; letting rainmakers manage when they are not good/do not spend time to do it right; short-sighted profit goals killed any creativity or risk-taking; salaries are low and decided by Catch-22 demands and favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Interesting place to work

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    Current Employee - Conflicts in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Conflicts in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Hinshaw & Culbertson full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice benefits. Excellent work balance environment. Staff is friendly.

    Cons

    No personal growth in the area that I worked in. Salaries are ok. Rules and procedures should be in writing and not made up as you go along.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should take a closer look at individuals who they place in supervisory roles. Employees input should be taken into consideration when changes are being made. I think that every position requires some type of mentorship and continuing education, but this organization seems to feel that this only applies to its attorneys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Hinshaw & Culbertson part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Hinshaw is a great place to work, the people are all very nice and very helpful. I loved working there.

    Cons

    I can not really think of anything bad about working at Hinshaw. I think the only thing is that there needs to be more communication throughout the departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    N/A

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    Former Employee - N/A in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - N/A in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Hinshaw & Culbertson full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    For the most part the people are nice.

    Cons

    internal politics/agendas will determine treatment and pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they don't take advice, moral or constructive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Law Clerk

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hinshaw & Culbertson part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers who are willing to work with you and show you how to better do your job. Especially in this role, we were given great opportunities to get hands on experience.

    Cons

    Honestly, the only con was directly related to the drop in the economy and hiring. This con had NOTHING to do with Hinshaw.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Beneficial, financially rewarding years working with people I respected

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    Former Employee - IT Support in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - IT Support in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Hinshaw & Culbertson as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent attitude in nearly everyone, reasonable expectations of time commitment, willing to try new things!

    Cons

    There is a small lack of coordination sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing, it works for the employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Former Associate

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    Former Employee - Associate in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Associate in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Hinshaw & Culbertson full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Salary, support system, excellent training program for new attorneys, practice groups

    Cons

    Tough to get bonus, layoffs

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Solid law firm

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    Current Employee - Summer Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Summer Associate in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Hinshaw & Culbertson full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pays well and not as many hours as other large firms.

    Cons

    less resources than other firms

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Satisfied

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    Current Employee - Attorney, 3rd-Year in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Attorney, 3rd-Year in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Hinshaw & Culbertson

    Pros

    Rewarding experience working on broad range of cases. Work involves complex litigation where a team of attorneys are involved, and simpler matters where young attorneys are given more control.

    Cons

    Like any large firm there is sometimes a sense of being lost among the crowd, however overall the firm's mentor program and review process ensures that young attorneys receive necessary training, as well as positive feedback and constructive criticism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. I enjoy the work I am doing, and do not see any areas that require attention. The firm is headed in the right direction.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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