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Alston & Bird Reviews

Updated March 20, 2019
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Alston & Bird Managing Partner Richard R. Hays
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Pros
  • "Great benefits and talented people to work with" (in 12 reviews)

  • "I work a reduced full time schedule, which provides me with an excellent work life balance" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "It can be hard to create a positive work-life balance" (in 5 reviews)

  • "All big law firms are demanding environments, but A&B tends to care more about quality of life" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "IT Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional IT Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Regional IT Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alston & Bird full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great management team. Many, many perks and benefits. Pipeline to top administrators and Partners.

    Cons

    Understaffed so managers do work some of the staff jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade continuing education to managers.


  2. "Great organization, sorry management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff
    Former Employee - Staff
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Alston & Bird full-time

    Pros

    colleagues, travel, events, work/life balance, overall company culture

    Cons

    Your experience at the organization is based on who you work under and if you're not a senior employee, senior HR officials do not have your back when personnel issues arise

    Advice to Management

    Take heed to personnel complaints and open your eyes to bad behavior of some managers

  3. "Great Firm"

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    Current Employee - Litigation Paralegal
    Current Employee - Litigation Paralegal

    I have been working at Alston & Bird full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the benefits are amazing and my team was awesome! Very supportive.

    Cons

    It can be hard to create a positive work-life balance.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "PerfectFit"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Staff in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alston & Bird full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work place balance; above industry pay rate and benefits.

    Cons

    Little if any remote working for staff members.

    Advice to Management

    Consider implementing more remote working for staff especially for those departments who have little if any face-to -face interaction with customers/clients.


  5. "Overall great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alston & Bird full-time

    Pros

    Culture, team, perks of the job, great location and the firm strives towards higher goals

    Cons

    Management can be a hit or a miss, depending on your department/team.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect they deserve


  6. "A&B"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alston & Bird full-time

    Pros

    Benefits. Respected firm. Smart co workers.

    Cons

    Time demands, some groups are too large.


  7. "The Truth, Nothing but the Truth, so help me God"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alston & Bird full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    benefits, PTO best I've ever had, some of the people

    Cons

    favoritism and work politics always present. Attorneys run this world. Popularity gets you promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Don't sell people dreams, telling them they can be promoted and use an HR manager as an example, but leave out the fact that her mother was a partner at the firm.

  8. "Loved My Time Here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alston & Bird full-time

    Pros

    Amazing Culture, great teachers, great mentors

    Cons

    No space to move up unless someone leaves (typical for industry), lip service paid to growth but not always followed up.

    Advice to Management

    Do anything you can to keep the good managers and directors.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Resource Center Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resource Center Clerk in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Resource Center Clerk in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alston & Bird full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A&B is a great place to work at
    -Coworkers
    -Events
    -Moral
    -Growth
    -PTO
    -Networking

    Cons

    -Salary
    -location
    -health insurance
    -A few stuck up attorneys
    -Overall cannot complain, love working here


  10. "Partner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Partner in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alston & Bird full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, interesting work, excellent reputation.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.