Sutherland Asbill Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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  1. Compared to some other firms, this is a great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sutherland Asbill full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Paralegals are given the opportunity to perform at a pretty high skill level, and enjoy varied challenges. In general, I like my job very much, and the people I work with.

    Cons

    Paralegals work at a high sjill level, but are not always acknowledged for that, and sometimes associates talk down to you.

  2. Support Staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Sutherland Asbill full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There were not a lot of pros but the only thing I would say would be there are handful of great people that work there who care.

    Cons

    HR refusal to deal with multiple complaints against one employee; different rules for certain group; no communication related to exodus of people

    Advice to Management

    I would say HR needs to fire the one employee who has caused multiple problems with everyone there and if they do not there will continue to have low morale, people leaving, and minimal work product.

  3. Great place but HR needs a re-do

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RC Operator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - RC Operator in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Sutherland Asbill full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are very friendly
    Great work/life balance
    Do your job and you'll do great

    Cons

    HR department has no respect for hard-working employees. It seems as if they are trying to let good people go while keeping the slackers around that cause more work for everyone. If you want to advance and move up, unless you really know someone who knows someone who rubs elbows with HR, forget it. If HR Managers could get a complete overhaul and makeover it would be a fun place to work at but up until then, stay away

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to quit and let those who surpass you with knowledge and experience that possess a great sense of business acumen take your seat then watch and learn

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great Experience, Slower Paced.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sutherland Asbill

    Pros

    Exposure to different areas in a small setting.

    Cons

    Legal industry is slower paced.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Sr. management needs improvement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Sutherland Asbill full-time (More than 5 years)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Office culture is generally good and most of the people here are friendly.

    Cons

    Changes in management, especially senior management need to be made ASAP. Morale is way down and talented people are leaving. Benefits and compensation are severly lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Bring morale back up--start with bringing back little perks. Better compensation would be helpful

  7. Helpful (2)

    Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Sutherland Asbill full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great PTO, benefits and we used to have better morale. That has changed in the past 3 years.

    Cons

    No checks and balances. Complaints have been made on a high level chief and no one cared to address it. CHRO is a bully in the workplace. They do not promote minorities above manager level no matter what experience and great job they did. Very disheartening to others like me who witnessed the inequities. Poor morale.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within. Remove your glass ceiling!

  8. Helpful (1)

    I'm a lawyer who works hard, but can have a life outside of the office.

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    Former Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Sutherland Asbill full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/life balance, pay, amazing people

    Cons

    Being a lawyer and billable hours

  9. Typical big law fim

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Sutherland Asbill full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Over-market salary for associates; some groups offer great experience for younger attorneys because many senior attorneys (i.e. partners) do very little; rankings matter a lot so there are extra opportunities for minorities

    Cons

    No communication within the ranks; only care about per partner profits and AmLaw 100 rank; layoffs are quiet but regular, particularly at the senior associate level; very little advancement potential (official partner track is 7.33 years but in reality is 10 of more); many senior partners do very little work themselves but have no recognition of who is actually doing the work; practice groups work against each other; offices are like separate firms; lots of partners in litigation leaving; no business development plan; associates are generally treated as fungible, replaceable people with only one metric that matters: billables

    Advice to Management

    Assess the abilities of your partners to actually do some work, develop business, and bill clients efficiently and without fraud.

  10. Great Firm, but Practice Group Dependent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sutherland Asbill

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunity to advance within the firm.

    Cons

    Work load varies greatly depending on practice area

  11. Not employee friendly

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sutherland Asbill full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Depending on which office you are in but the Atlanta office is more employee friendly. More laid back atmosphere. Good benefits and salaries are comparable to other firms in the area.

    Cons

    Have become employee unfriendly especially to those who have been with the firm over 15 years. Those are the first to go. Not all offices are operated the same. Benefits have gone down and the cost has risen. Raises are barely cost of living.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff like you do your clients.

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