Alston & Bird Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2020

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4.3
82%
Recommend to a Friend
98%
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Alston & Bird Managing Partner Richard R. Hays
Richard R. Hays
55 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)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "A great company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alston & Bird full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Partners are nice, care about associates, doesn't yell much

    Cons

    Not much cons, good place to work

    Alston & Bird2020-04-11
  2. "Great for big firm"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Alston & Bird full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Solid culture. Talented team. Interesting work.

    Cons

    As at many law firms, it’s hard to navigate without a champion. Work isn’t always distributed equally.

    Alston & Bird2019-12-17
  3. "Great Experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Management Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alston & Bird full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I learned a lot and had plenty of support.

    Cons

    High pressure work environment.

    Alston & Bird2019-11-10
  4. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resource Center Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alston & Bird full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Awesome PTO - Nice culture - Great pay and benefits - Opportunity for growth

    Cons

    - There can be a lot of downtime

    Alston & Bird2019-10-10
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Alston & Bird full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, employees are easy to work with, very supportive environment, PTO and good salary.

    Cons

    health benefits could be better

    Alston & Bird2019-09-17
  6. "Great law firm"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Conference Services Attendant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alston & Bird full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some pros are: Salary Benefits Growth Fun culture

    Cons

    I don't have any cons at the moment

    Alston & Bird2019-08-21
  7. "Associate"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Alston & Bird full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Independence and steady work load

    Cons

    Culture and lack of communication

    Alston & Bird2019-09-04
  8. "It's a difficult place to work"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Paralegal in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alston & Bird

    Pros

    Regular Pay Courses/Certifications Offered (like CPR)

    Cons

    No Work/Life Balance Unspoken Expectations Glass Ceiling Mentality No Method of Self-Assertion Unquestionable Overtime Horrible "Health Insurance" (if indeed it can be called that)

    Alston & Bird2019-07-25
  9. "Great from"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alston & Bird full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great management, incredible benefits and nice culture

    Cons

    no work life balance. Long hours.

    Alston & Bird2019-05-27
  10. "Good place to work for."

    4.0
    Former Employee - Associate 

    I worked at Alston & Bird full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A lot of hands-on experiences as a junior associate.

    Cons

    not great mentors available to help junior associates.

    Alston & Bird2019-05-31
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