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Updated Jul 30, 2021

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4.5
96%
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Alston & Bird Managing Partner Richard R. Hays
Richard R. Hays
67 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits and talented people to work with(in 12 reviews)

  • "A generally relaxed atmosphere for a law firm(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "As with most law firms, investment/use of tech solutions low(in 9 reviews)

  • "It can be hard to create a positive work-life balance(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      The Nice Law Firm

      Jul 25, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Attorneys here seem to genuinely enjoy what they do, which cannot be said for many other big law firms. A big part of that is the southern hospitality culture ingrained in the firm's identity. People simply treat each other with respect. It is common for senior partners take a personal interest in the lives of even junior, non-attorney staff. This is a very unique firm in the world of corporate law in terms of company culture.

      Cons

      Obviously, it is still a big corporate law firm, so the hours are long. On the flip side, they are no worse than any other competitive firm, and the company culture makes those long hours much more enjoyable.

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Management does not do well under pressure

      Jul 30, 2021 - Legal Assistant in Charlotte, NC
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      Pros

      The benefits are wonderful and my co-workers are always around to help me out if I have a question.

      Cons

      When someone leaves the firm they are less focused on finding a replacement. Instead they will disperse the workload to other employees.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      A firm that cares for their employees

      Jul 14, 2021 - Legal Administrative Assistant in Charlotte, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      No layoffs occurred during COVID-19

      Cons

      After being successfully remote for a year and a half, the firm will soon require work in-office.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great firm

      Jul 6, 2021 - Litigation Case Assistant in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      professional and friendly staff; ability to collaborate with other departments/practice groups; manageable workload; 6 month performance reviews; holiday bonus

      Cons

      None that I can think of

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great firm

      Jun 25, 2021 - Associate 
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      Pros

      Nice and smart people. Good pay

      Cons

      Same cons as other firms, such as billable hours

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Lots of hours for lots of money

      Jul 5, 2021 - Associate 
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      Pros

      Great coworkers and the best culture you can hope for in big law, and the pay is great.

      Cons

      Hours are demanding and unpredictable.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to work!

      Apr 20, 2021 - Paralegal in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Great team. Great work/life balance.

      Cons

      There are no cons. Great place to work.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      good

      Jun 3, 2021 - Attorney in Houston, TX
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      Pros

      it was a good job to be at

      Cons

      working lots of hours sometimes

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Cooperative Working Environment and Great Partners to Work For

      Mar 17, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Transparency of management, lots of early responsibility

      Cons

      Like most large law firms, work/life balance can be a struggle

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      good but hard

      Apr 30, 2021 - Summer Associate in Atlanta, GA
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      Pros

      good good good good good

      Cons

      hard hard hard hard hard

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