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  1. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Consular Services Advisor

    Jan 18, 2016 - Consular Services Advisor 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Flexible work hours, you can come in early or late as long as you work your 8 hours.

    Cons

    Don't care about work life balance and continue to pile on work even when employees are well past capacity.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Advancement and Growth opportunities

    Mar 11, 2020 - Recruiting Coordinator in Richardson, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great Training program: The training department does a really good job to prepare employees for their job. Competitive Benefits package. Advancement Opportunities: Managers are encouraged to work with employees to foster growth and plan out career at BAL). Great Culture: The managing partner is very communicative about BAL initiatives and regularly holds company 'town hall meetings' to answer question. Healthy work/life balance is strongly encouraged. Flexible schedule for employees. Awesome perks - Game rooms, employees are encouraged to take nap in the game room during the day if needed, ping pong tournaments, drink/snack cart, 'donut Thursday', casual dress, monthly company-wide birthday celebrations, 'Happy hour' to get to know your coworkers, etc.

    Cons

    Rapid growth means there is a lot of turn-over with employees; this is the case with a lot of large fast growing companies, however. Employees on the Production side have a lot of work since it's a high volume firm - you need to know this going in. You need to have a strong work ethic. Management needs more training on how to manage people since there are differing ways that some managers handle situations. There doesn't seem to be a set of procedures or standards that some managers follow. However, this is changing; Managers are now receiving more training and guidance.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  3. 4.0
    Current Contractor, more than 3 years

    Pretty decent job

    Jun 1, 2022 - IT Technician 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Not too stressful good work life balance decent pay

    Cons

    career advancement slow leadership seems confused about what needs to happen sometimes

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    BAL

    Jul 12, 2021 - Senior Immigration Paralegal 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Great corporate culture - Leadership cares about employees - Good work/life balance

    Cons

    - Not enough vacation time (lower than the market/comparable firms) - Timekeeping system is confusing

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Excellent place to work

    Oct 5, 2021 - Associate Attorney in Richardson, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    * Great work/life balance * WFH flexibility * Internal support from supervisors and managers * Resources readily available to high performance * Very diverse * Excellent collaborative culture * Relaxed work environment

    Cons

    * If you are not used to high volume case preparation, then this may be a con.

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    Berry Appleman & Leiden Response

    Sr. Manager Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for your comments. Love your list of pros... Work/life balance and diversity are on the top of my list, too. I hope our recruiters are providing realistic expectations regarding high cases as sometimes the workload can be heavy. Glad you are here!

  6. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Terrible Work Environment

    Jul 29, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Coworkers were a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    - Management is the WORST. Any errors/mistakes are automatically deflected upon the lower tier Employees. Don't own up to their own misguidance/mistakes. Also rude and unappreciative. - Micro Management. Despite being there for years, there is zero level of trust built. - No opportunities for growth. - Salaries below average for the Bay Area - No work life balance - A lot of stress/anxiety/tension

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    16 people found this review helpful
  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great company overall

    Oct 1, 2022 - Paralegal in Austin, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    + Great work life balance + great team atmosphere + relaxed

    Cons

    - Slow to promote within, you have to be very hands on about career mobility.

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  8. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    A crippled oligarchy

    Apr 4, 2017 - Global in Dallas, TX