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Saint Louis, MO
1001 to 5000 employees
1873
Company - Private
Accounting & Legal
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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Bryan Cave LLP is a leading business and litigation firm with global reach, a strong reputation and a long history of success. We do interesting and challenging work for a diverse client base, including businesses, financial institutions and not-for-profit organizations ... Read more

Mission: At Bryan Cave, we take our role as an advocate for, and a trusted advisor to, our clients very seriously. At the heart of everything we do is a set of core values that define who we are and who we want to be:

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Bryan Cave Reviews

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Bryan Cave Chair of the Firm Therese D. Pritchard
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    "Typical big law environment. Focus on billables"

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    Former Employee - Lawyer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Lawyer in Atlanta, GA
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    I worked at Bryan Cave (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Prestige of big law - Fortune 500 clients, great salary. Also, the firm offers litigation training for new associates that includes depositions and managing a case.

    Cons

    The firm doesn't provide a lot of direction or support to develop senior associates into partners. Once associates enter the 5-6 year range, there is a void in firm support that leads to a mass exit of their senior associates.

    Advice to Management

    Clarify the pathway to becoming partner or offer clear alternatives such as becoming of counsel.

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Bryan Cave Interviews

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    Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Bryan Cave (Saint Louis, MO) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Original interview was great! No stupid "hypothetical" questions, etc.; to the point, and they didn't spend the entire time discussing their greatness. Second interview was pretty intense and intimidating considering it was myself against 2 partners, 1 associate, 1 of counsel, a paralegal supervisor, and another paralegal. 3 were in-person, 1 video conference, 2 over the phone. Then came the waiting game. It was an unnecessarily long, anxious, longer than a week before I received the offer. In all, the entire process took more than a month, and after receiving all the necessary clearances, sharing in major excitement, making childcare arrangements, buying an entire new wardrobe, celebrating a new career move, they waited until 5:00 pm on a Friday to inform me that they have rescinded my offer (without any explanation). My kids are devastated and confused. I, myself, will go on to do better things, and would rather not work for such an indecisive, inconsiderate firm anyway.

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    Negotiation

    There was not a negotiation phase. We went through a recruiter and she had repeatedly confirmed my salary requirements, relaying that should they make an offer they wanted to ensure that I promptly accepted.

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Bryan Cave Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
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