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Andrews Kurth Reviews

Updated Mar 12, 2018

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Howard T. Ayers
18 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Attorney"

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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Andrews Kurth full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Compared to most other big law firms, you will work with positive, friendly, and supportive people. The litigation section is not as much of a sweat shop atmosphere as most of the firms of my peers.

    Cons

    You still have the typical pressure of a large law firm to bill a ton of hours and be perfect in your work.

    Advice to Management

    There are a lot of young attorneys these days that need a big firm salary to pay their loans, but who have no desire to make partner. Have a non-partner track attorney position with less billable hour requirements and a reasonable lower salary.

    Andrews Kurth2016-12-30
  2. "Law Firm Suppport"

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    Former Employee - Help Desk Specialist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Andrews Kurth full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary for position above industry standard. Great benefits and decent hours.

    Cons

    Not a team environment, very little advancement opportunity, support staff not really viewed as equal employees. As with most law firms, the attorneys are always right and the support staff is expected to be tolerant of unprofessional behavior from the attorneys.

    Advice to Management

    Treat support staff with more respect and allow them to have a voice. Support the staff and assist them with more learning opportunities since advancement can be a challenge due to the size of certain departments.

    Andrews Kurth2018-03-12
  3. "Marketing Manager - Houston"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Andrews Kurth full-time

    Pros

    Very few reasons. Only if you really need a job.

    Cons

    Very cheap. Don't care about the employees, only the partners. Terribly run management. Technology is back in the dark ages. Steer clear! Senior management is the worst I've ever seen.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your employees as well as your partners. Don't be single-minded.

    Andrews Kurth2017-04-13
  4. "Docketing Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Andrews Kurth full-time

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with.

    Cons

    IP is very small department

    Andrews Kurth2017-02-22
  5. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Andrews Kurth full-time

    Pros

    Compensation system is very lucrative and parental benefits are great if you are a woman.

    Cons

    Hourly rates are unsustainable for some practice groups and work-life balance of the firm is changing commensurate with increasing salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and fair.

    Andrews Kurth2017-02-13
  6. "Collegial Atmosphere"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Andrews Kurth full-time

      Pros

      Nice, smart people. The work is challenging and interesting. Long hours, but they treat their associates well. Very collegial atmosphere.

      Cons

      The working hours can be long and unpredictable, but this is to be expected in a big law firm environment.

      Andrews Kurth2016-11-18
    • Helpful (1)

      "Legal Secretary/Document Specialist"

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      Former Employee - Legal Secretary/Document Specialist in Houston, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Andrews Kurth for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Great work environment and family-type atmosphere.

      Cons

      None, I enjoyed my job, the staff and management.

      Advice to Management

      None.

      Andrews Kurth2016-09-13
    • Helpful (3)

      "Legal Administrative Assistant"

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      Former Employee - ADMINISTRATIVE/LEGAL ASSISTANT - AUGUST in Houston, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Andrews Kurth for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Andrews Kurth offers competitive salary, decent benefits, and is an old, well established firm. There is a lot of history attached to the firm. They are large and, at this point, multi national.

      Cons

      An excellent place for attorneys. Not a great place for staff. Little to no appreciation for contribution of staff to the performance of the firm. No chance for advancement and raises are small or non-existent. Resources of the firm are totally directed toward attorney hiring and retention. Staff is reminded often they are expendable.

      Advice to Management

      The human resources function should be outsourced and brought up to current industry standards. More resources should be dedicated to retaining and appreciating staff contributions and enforcement of firm policies.

      Andrews Kurth2016-09-02
    • Helpful (1)

      "Anonymous Washington, DC"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Andrews Kurth

      Pros

      Salary, commute, convenience to most things, near public transportation, and the bonuses were great. Not many pros to speak on .

      Cons

      Negative work environment, no work life balance some employees work 7 days week. Very clickish staff and if you are not a member of the click you will not last there long. Backstabbing, bullying and sabotaging goes on alot here.

      Advice to Management

      All management staff needs on going training, because they treat some employees with preferential treatment.

      Andrews Kurth2016-07-04
    • "Great Firm"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Andrews Kurth for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Great atmosphere, very much a family feel. Most partners prefer the use of their first name, instead of Mr. or Mrs. Do your job and be good at it, and you will do just fine here. Try to cut corners, or slack off, and you won't last long at all

      Cons

      It's a law firm, stress is part of the job

      Andrews Kurth2016-05-04
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