Osha Liang Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
7 Reviews
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    Sort of a Strange Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Osha Liang full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible work schedule, nice offices

    Cons

    It sucks if you are not "professional" staff - even if you have a college degree. If you do not fall in with one of the cliques you will definitely be marginalized and pigeon holed. Not a good place to work if you are an intelligent administrative type hoping for career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An employee does not have to be an attorney, engineer or patent agent to have value.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    Unprofessional workplace

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Osha Liang full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Paid parking and full benefits

    Cons

    This is a small, boutique firm that acts like a high school in terms of professionalism, gossip, and cliques. There is no business strategy or development plan. The firm basically stays a float financially with its international (mostly European and Japanese) clients but is very poorly structured. Partners become partners based on how long they've been with the firm, not based on talent, ability to bring in new business, or manage people. There's no real HR department and almost no structure to develop employees' careers. The people are extremely cliquish and gossip non stop. Sadly, much of the senior management plays into this and will openly discuss their dislike for certain employees to other employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a plan for how to run your business instead of just throwing things against the wall to see if they stick. Start actually caring about and investing in your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do not work here at any level

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Osha Liang

    Pros

    Some (a minority) attorneys know patent law. Some discussions of new law. Professional looking office in Class A building in downtown Houston.

    Cons

    Extremely gossipy. Poor practice support. No communication from management and badly managed. Poor reputation in Houston area. Misleading calling itself an "international" firm with international offices. There are no offices outside Houston and a very small office in CA, yet the firm's marketing materials and even business cards list locations (eg Austin, Japan) that do not exist - if anything, there might be an attorney there with another practice and firm.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Just wierd.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Osha Liang

    Pros

    Great people and room to grow.

    Cons

    Low pay, little or no training, and pigeon-holed into a particular technology area.

  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Tread Carefully

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Osha Liang

    Pros

    Patent Boutique with some local recognition in Houston.

    Cons

    Poor Leadership and overall unpleasant people to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop gossiping about everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend

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