Sutherland Asbill

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Sutherland Asbill Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
23 Reviews
3.2
23 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr. management needs improvement.

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within. Remove your glass ceiling!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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)

    Pros

    Work/life balance, pay, amazing people

    Cons

    Being a lawyer and billable hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Typical big law fim

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Firm, but Practice Group Dependent

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

    I have been working at Sutherland Asbill

    Pros

    Good opportunity to advance within the firm.

    Cons

    Work load varies greatly depending on practice area

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not employee friendly

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Treat your staff like you do your clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    “Sutherland is a great place to work but doesn't offer much growth opportunities”

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sutherland Asbill full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    time-off policies, training, free soda and coffee beverages, nice staff

    Cons

    lack of growth opportunities, small bonuses, non-competitive salaries, professional development opportunities, reactive culture instead of proactive, not challenging, HR is not reliable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some management inherited the positions and weren't fully qualified - require management trainings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good old boy Firm

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

    I worked at Sutherland Asbill full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Training is excellent, most of the other Associates are nice to work with.

    Cons

    Cut throat environment; Partner's stressed with growing revenue; Some Partners lack integrity and will engage in unethical behavior to move associates out of the firm.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good people, very high level of competence and knowledge. Clients are first-rate.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Associate to partner ratio is very low, so good work straight out of the gate.

    Cons

    Bonuses are not on par with largest firms.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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