Polsinelli Shughart Reviews

Updated August 12, 2015
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  1. Great Place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Best firm in the city. Will be one of the best in region very soon.

    Cons

    There is no car service.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Legal Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Polsinelli Shughart full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Still trying to find some.

    Cons

    Poor management. Keep getting rid of mature talent. All about bottom line ;making money. Spending money on improving morale with crap training. REALLY look at HR dept. that is how morale will improve.

    Advice to Management

    Get some real managers don't just fill quotas


  3. Unsatisfying.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good breadth of practice groups and starting to have a solid national footprint to service larger client needs. Also, nice office space in several cities.

    Cons

    The way the firm is run out of Kansas City is a horrible arrangement. The power of the chairman is way too much. The firm as a whole seems to have an overall underdog feeling, where they are always trying to catch up to the larger firms.

    Advice to Management

    Give larger bonuses and don't fly the whole firm to a retreat.


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  5. Fine place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Polsinelli Shughart full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay Nice office spaces Good people

    Cons

    Lots of focus on events in KC that have no bearing on the rest of the company Sometimes communication was difficult

    Advice to Management

    Realize you are a national company - not an insular KC company


  6. Lucky to work here

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Polsinelli Shughart (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Even though the firm has grown a lot and become more corporate it is still a very nice place to work. Pay and benefits are outstanding. 95% of attorneys are nice to work with.

    Cons

    Not too many besides we have grown quickly and I do not feel like I know a lot of my co-workers even the ones in the same building. Maybe need more employee mixer events.


  7. Must brag.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Security on site, a little under equipped but sufficient I suppose. Rockwell security, low pay scale for working in our building. Jobs amazing here, 741 lawyers.

    Cons

    You have to pay for food and drink.

    Advice to Management

    Equip security better so I feel safe.


  8. Good Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Polsinelli Shughart full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good work/life balance, lots of autonomy, an atmosphere that accepts change. The attorneys are very friendly and treat the staff well.

    Cons

    Disorganized administratively, ability to coast (if you are not motivated). Things are not done efficiently.

    Advice to Management

    Create some structure, become more corporate, the organization is too wasteful in terms of people resources.


  9. Positive Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff
    Current Employee - Staff
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Polsinelli Shughart full-time

    Pros

    Fast-growing; updated technology; great benefits; corporate structure is being developed.

    Cons

    No flex time; no make up policy; tuition reimbursement does not allow for law school.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within; There is a tuition reimbursement policy in place - if employees are taking advantage of that and are successful in their education, consider allowing them to promote within the firm.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Employees are people, not just numbers

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, flexible hours, time off earned by years of tenure

    Cons

    Favoritism by management coupled with lack of communication.

    Advice to Management

    I realize that companies are created to make money, but bringing a little fun back to the work place would boost morale. Very stoic atmosphere.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Legal Administrative Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Administraive Assistant in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Legal Administraive Assistant in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Polsinelli Shughart full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    No many pros in this firm - they aim at making the attorneys happy and the staff falls to the side lines. Good pay and good benefits offered.

    Cons

    Staff is treated with no respect and most of the attorneys seems to follow this trend. The attorneys have an attitude that they are better than you. There is little to no communication that takes place to keep staff in the loop of major changes that are taking place within the firm - even if that means closing the office you are in.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that the firm's overall achievement is a direct result of the administrative staff's ability to do their job. Also consider communications with ALL employees of the firm regarding policies and other changes that are/will be taking place. Nothing worse than finding things like this out through the "grapevine".



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