Quarles & Brady Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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  1. Docket Specialist - Litigation

    Former Employee - DOCKET SPECIALIST-LITIGATION in Brown Deer, WI
    Former Employee - DOCKET SPECIALIST-LITIGATION in Brown Deer, WI

    I worked at Quarles & Brady (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Perfect place to work in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    Cons

    Everybody was excellent at work place!

    Advice to Management

    I was blessed to work with Q&B!


  2. Legal Secretary

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Quarles & Brady full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The average salary is decent.

    Cons

    Staff are not treated equally.


  3. Legal pactice technology manager

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    Former Employee - Legal Practice Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Legal Practice Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent people, Excellent work environment

    Cons

    No challenges. Only challenge was the commute from Grafton to Milwaukee


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  5. 'Culture' and 'personality' fit are weighted more heavily than job performance.

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Quarles & Brady full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay. Interview process was easy. Firm has good resources for research.

    Cons

    No incentive to streamline or put in place efficiencies for better performance (inefficiencies are billable opportunities). New paralegals and associates are often left alone to figure the Firm's culture and processes. Tenured employees (non-attorney's) often verbally harass new employees without consequence. No sense of moral obligation towards giving proper feedback for improvement or to acclimate into culture for new employees. They will invest in new hires yet will terminate you without hesitation if you don't fit s practice groups personality requirements (those who are docile and don't ask questions). Prospects from corporate environments will have trouble matriculating into environment. Great job and pay for those who have that dry and submissive personalities.

    Advice to Management

    There's room for both ethical and moral treatment of new staff, especially those who are good at their work and what they offer to the firms value.


  6. Great lawyers to work with

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    Current Employee - Lawyer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Lawyer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Quarles & Brady full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The lawyers are skilled, and great people to practice with; team work and collaboration is emphasized. Strong marketing support available if you are trying to expand your practice. Real strength in IP/Technology law in Phoenix, Milwaukee and Chicago offices.

    Cons

    To fully integrate with a practice group, traveling to other offices is often necessary (if you don't want to integrate, you aren't forced to travel). It is a big enough law firm that communication sometimes lags.

    Advice to Management

    Keep valuing the "soft" skills and make sure people are recognized for them.


  7. Stay away from Phoenix IP Law Group

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    Former Employee - Patent Attorney in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Patent Attorney in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Quarles & Brady full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Large law firm with offices in several states. Good pay. Excellent support staff.

    Cons

    Extremely poor mentoring -- mentor assigned was continually 'busy' and put off meeting and was of little help. Difficult to obtain work from partners. Many partners / associates in the patent group have left in the last four years -- ask them why this happened if they interview you.

    Advice to Management

    See above.


  8. Stale.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice office space on Capital Square.

    Cons

    Attorneys are dull, boring, miserable, talk badly about one another. Secretaries are even worse.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house. Get rid of partners that do not carry their weight.


  9. Great firm overall, positive environment to cut your teeth in the legal trade and gain exposure to research and writing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quarles & Brady full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    pros - nice staff and attorneys, cheerful for a law office, good IT practices, good life balance for the legal world, sets the bar for positive culture and ethics

    Cons

    cons - some outdated processes and thinking prevail due to "lifer" staff, some staff are too complacent and do the bare minimum, benefits could be more competitive (medical and vision in particular), bonuses should be higher

    Advice to Management

    Review the benefits policies as some of the practices are outdated/don't make sense/are wasteful and others are just too expensive for employee shared costs


  10. Good Job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Communication was a con, not a lot of discussion about tasks and responsibilities.



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