Laird Norton Tyee

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    Overall good firm

    Client Analyst (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits, work-life balance, firm generally hires good people who are pleasant to work with, great clients.

    ConsFirm's environment is better suited for people with families who want to leave at 5pm, not young, motivated, career-oriented people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more authentic. Actually follow and implement those Bill George principles that you preach to your clients.

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    Great benefits.. hopefully you can stay long enough to enjoy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits are great. As previous reviewer listed out, all are true. PTO/Vacation time is amazing, bonus is pretty good.

    ConsPolitics, politics, politics. People get promotions when they threaten to quit, regardless of their qualification. Don't expect your own direct manager to support you in front of others (even when they've already agreed with you to your face)

    Advice to Senior ManagementWith high turnover, check to see if there is some commonality to all those leaving.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Solid company. Great colleagues.

    Client Analyst (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsSolid company financially and great history. Colleague relationships are good because they hire good people and don't tolerate disrespect in the workplace. Also because people aren't competing internally for clients.

    ConsThere has been constant change since the merger years ago and people experience change fatigue. True that upper management has increased in numbers and they have made progress, but seem to still be figuring out some things.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep hiring quality people and as the company hits its stride they'll stay. Don't be afraid to weed out the people who don't really care about the industry.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Company still trying to find itself and what it is regarding employee culture and leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsCompany was excellent at supporting employees for designations and education. Benefits were very good. There were many fun and supportive peers.

    ConsTurnover was incredibly high and usually was forced by management. The first months of employment are fantastic but it seems that one wrong step or word and you can quickly get in the dog house. One was never sure who called the shots in upper management as there was too many upper level people and decisions seemed to revolve on industry fad and 'whats in'. Five or six directors for staff of 80. Too top heavy and there was a merger several years ago that still seemed to vibrate among older staff. You will hear.... 'in old Tyee'... quite often.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook with in company more for promotion and hire with the thought of growing employees to top spots and quick trying to make the 'big splash' with hiring of directors from outside.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent workplace but changes are needed if they want to attract quality new people at levels other than upper management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsVacation time, flexible schedule, decent freedom to do your own work, interesting variety of clients, reasonable tools available to accomplish client requests.

    ConsBloated amount of management with ambiguous job roles, too little direction on personal growth, mediocre salary range, confusing personal development planning, too much politics for such a small company size.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop talking in "industry speak" and start listening to what your employees have to say before more employees get frustrated and walk away. You have a solid name in the community so use that strong name to attract quality employees and stable clients.

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    Great benefits...if you last that long!

    Client Services (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsThe benefits are awesome!

    You get a pro-rated amount of vacation (PTO) from the day you start based on 16 days for your first year. Once you've been there for just one year, your PTO goes up to 21 days per year. Plus you get sick time of 3 days/year which bumps up to 5 days/year after your second year. For the most part, they are very flexible on your time off, depending on the department you work in. You also get your birthday off as a "floating holiday"!

    They also provide you with free medical/dental/vision (of course you still have to pay for any dependents you want to add to your policy). Deductibles vary by year.

    Free bus pass.

    401(k) Plan (non-matching)...HOWEVER, they also contribute 8.5% of your salary a year to your pension plan which you are 100% vested in after 5 years!

    Long term disability.

    Somewhat flexible work hours. Most people work a shift somewhere between 7am and 6pm.

    Closed all stock market holidays.

    Quarterly Bonus.

    ConsFavoritism and turnover!

    Those that are new to the company may not notice the favoritism. For those who have stuck around for any length of time, it often seems quite obvious who is and who is not on the “favorites” list. Just look back about 5 years ago before Tyee merged with Laird Norton Trust Co. Tyee management runs the merged company…who do you think are the favored few? This doesn’t mean you won’t become a favorite or get a promotion, but it is obvious that some people really get away with (doing less) a lot more than others do.

    The turnover in some departments in the company has been horrible. Perhaps management should take a better look at how HR evaluates and hires candidates or do a lot better job of describing the duties to potential hires. Turnover might also be because of the ever shifting additional job responsibilities with no addition to pay for the added work. When you have a team of 12+ people and only ONE employee in that group has been there longer than 1 ½ years, you’ve got a problem. They think that the “exit interviews” are the solution, but honestly, who ever tells the truth in an exit interview (ever hear of not burning a bridge?).

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter pay, better pay, better pay! And NOT for those at higher levels (Advisors/Management) that already get paid a lot!

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    Poorly managed company with high turnover and low morale

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice office environment and location, work-life balance with regular hours (that are watched carefully by management) and interesting clientele.

    ConsOne of the worst work environments I have ever seen. Management regularly fired people who spoke up, lower-level employees treated poorly, high turnover and unreputable business practices. LIfe is too short to subject yourself to this type of workplace!

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe Laird Norton family and the board should get more involved and question management practices.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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