Miller Canfield Reviews

Updated January 7, 2015
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  1. Great Firm to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Miller Canfield

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong leadership and mentorship program. The firm offers a lot of opportunity to cross train in other groups and provides professional development opportunities. They are investing in the long term goals of developing highly qualified attorneys rather than chewing up associates before casting them aside and looking for new work horses.

    Cons

    I love my job. five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty word minimum.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.

  2. Horrible management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Miller Canfield full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good salaries , most of coworkers nice and cooperative people.

    Cons

    No respect for employers who are not attorneys.

    Advice to Management

    Some old school attorneys needs to retire. More respect for their employers.

  3. Poor structure

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

    I have been working at Miller Canfield full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Long-standing organization, many excellent and well-respected attorneys

    Cons

    Old-school law firm culture that valued time spent over efficiency and expertise. Poor structure.

    Advice to Management

    Consider a more progressive structure, flat-rate billing, and more comprehensive review structure.

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  5. Decent summer associate program.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Summer Associate in Detroit, MI
    Former Intern - Summer Associate in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Miller Canfield as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well known prestigious firm with diverse corporate practice.

    Cons

    Small city, very basic summer associate program.

  6. Bad Corporate Culture

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

    I worked at Miller Canfield full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Company cares little for anyone who is not an attorney.

    Advice to Management

    All employees are important in creating overall success.

  7. Not bad but better off in-house

    Current Employee - Attorney, 1st-Year in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Attorney, 1st-Year in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Miller Canfield full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High-stakes opportunities early on, positive support staff

    Cons

    Little guidance, competitive colleagues, low salaries for expectations set

    Advice to Management

    Need to adapt better to change

  8. Helpful (1)

    Up to this point in my life, this was the best 8 years in professional career when I was a paralegal.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paralegal, 8th-Year in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Paralegal, 8th-Year in Troy, MI

    I worked at Miller Canfield

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Coworkers, exellent benefits, professional work environment, and opportunities for growth and education in other areas of the law if you had the desire to explore and learn. Also, if you worked hard and showed dedication, you were rewarded with excellent bonuses. Of all of the law firms I have worked at, this firm by far has the best bonuses I have ever received. The bonuses were not based on length of employment but based on your actual work product, which I believe is the fairest bonus system a company could adopt.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of one.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and I hope that the firm is ran the same way it was when I left it to move to Florida in 2008.

  9. Excellent Law Firm with remarkable people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Miller Canfield

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Plenty of Attorney's / Staff here are easy to work with. In this firm you find everyone is hard working and has the "team" atmosphere.

    Cons

    When you work in the Law Firm environment you always work with a few difficult attorney's who wait till the last minute, demand the impossible and have no real concern for their co-workers. You find these people in every firm, but they were few & far between in my experiences here.

    Advice to Management

    Beware office gossip that can spread like a cancer within any firm. People can often be replaced but too often it's the wrong person.

  10. I love working at this firm. The people are simply the Best of any firm.

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

    I have been working at Miller Canfield full-time (More than 5 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    the people are genuine and supportive. There is a team spirit attitude at the firm.

    Cons

    I can't say anything negative about this firm

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