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Bracewell & Giuliani Reviews

Updated February 12, 2017
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  1. "Wonderful People, Great Place to Learn"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bracewell & Giuliani (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    smart, fun, caring attorneys who want to teach you and see you succeed;
    salary and benefits match or exceed market;
    opportunities to take on lots of responsibility early in career

    Cons

    hours can occasionally be long, but no more so than at any big law firm

    Advice to Management

    more consistency in processes and documentation; more training and feedback for associates


  2. "Good Culture, Stagnant Compensation and Opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bracewell & Giuliani full-time

    Pros

    The culture can be pretty good depending on the practice group and office. Not too demanding depending on practice group.

    Cons

    Insurance coverage could be better. Compensation is stagnant for staff (not for attorneys) and seems to be tied to which attorneys are standing up for you. Limited potential for growth.


  3. "Marketing/Communications"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX

    I worked at Bracewell & Giuliani full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great health benefits and PTO programs.

    Cons

    There is a lack of growth opportunity within this department.


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  5. "So much fun."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bracewell & Giuliani full-time

    Pros

    great company with lots of career advancement opportunities

    Cons

    downtown traffic is terrible, but that's not their fault.


  6. "Great Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Brilliant and substantive people who are happy to mentor you, interesting research tasks, relaxed but efficient office environment

    Cons

    On slow days intern tasks can be limited to busy work


  7. "Not the best place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salaries and benefits are average for large law firms.

    Cons

    No special benefits or loyalty toward employees. Many unhappy employees.


  8. "Legal Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great place to work and had an awesome attorney as a supervisor and mentor.

    Cons

    I have no complaints about the position or company.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Hoping for Improvement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Bracewell & Giuliani full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Quasi flexible schedule, interesting work, easy attorneys to work with (no primadonnas)

    Cons

    antiquated workflow practices, poorly thought out practice specific software resources, mgmt. appreciates sycophants who are entrenched in keeping the old guard and lack vision or desire to progress, mgmt. out of touch with frontline staffers w/ unrealistic work expectations. Surprised that for a big law firm it does not have practice specific policy and procedures manual for staff. Staff is unfriendly, unwelcoming and you fend for yourself. Be prepared to learn your job without assistance

    Advice to Management

    show greater appreciation to staff, improve compensation for staff, plain and simple think about quality and balance of work/family for your staff (improve lunchroom for staff! with an exterior window would be great start). Seek to improve staff collaboration and foster a teamwork approach


  10. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Bracewell & Giuliani (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and easy parking

    Cons

    Horrible bonuses and management issues


  11. "Good place to practice in Houston"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bracewell & Giuliani full-time

    Pros

    Collegial environment
    Strong Upstream & Midstream client base
    Good group of up-and-coming partners & senior associates

    Cons

    Lack of formal training programs for associates and inconcsistent level of training from practice group to practice group

    Advice to Management

    Weekly Monday Morning Meetings are a nice way to stay current on firm clients and news. More formalized and consistent training and mentoring programs for associates would be beneficial.



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