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Bremer & Whyte Llp Reviews

Updated October 22, 2017
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  1. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bremer & Whyte Llp full-time

    Pros

    Great support and guidance from partners and senior associates.

    Cons

    Bonus program does not provide much of an incentive.


  2. "BWBO"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Mentoring at the firm is good.

    Cons

    Turnover leads to an unhealthy firm dynamic.

  3. "High Quality Firm, Collaborative Environment"

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    Former Employee - File Clerk in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - File Clerk in Woodland Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bremer & Whyte Llp part-time

    Pros

    My summer at the Woodland Hills office was great from start to finish. The interview and on-boarding process was smooth and thorough. I felt like I was in good hands as I became adjusted to the environment of the firm, and everyone was patient and encouraging of me as I learned how to fulfill my role in the office. The workplace was clean and organized, the attorneys seemed hardworking and were nice to work with, and the paralegals and secretaries were good at communicating with everyone in the office. I enjoyed coming to work and felt valued as a team member at the Woodland Hills office.

    Cons

    I wish I had gotten to work with more attorneys at the firm.


  4. "Great place to work that treats you like family!"

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    Current Employee - Paralegal in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bremer & Whyte Llp full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Treat you like family
    - Flexible schedule
    - Manageable work load
    - Great support from coworkers
    - Friendly staff
    - Summer lunches
    - Beautiful office
    - Awesome and thoughtful management
    - Perfect work/life balance

    Cons

    - None really. All the pros outweigh the cons, if there were any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Employees are appreciated and overall a great place to work.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "8+ years and counting..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bremer & Whyte Llp full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Laid-back atmosphere (for a law office), promote internally (when they see good talent that has the ambition/drive to work hard), great place to get your foot in the door (for the industry), and accommodating.

    Cons

    No longer a complaint: Changes made internal to the management, over the last eight months, has resolved most of the past issues that some of the other reviewers have expressed in their reviews.


  6. "Associate Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bremer & Whyte Llp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, autonomy in work, access to all stages of litigation right from the start, and interesting cases

    Cons

    No cons! This is a great place to get started as a new attorney.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Unbelievable Greed and Absolutely No Respect or Value for their Employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bremer & Whyte Llp full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I guess technically it is a job, and they will load you up with work.

    Cons

    Let's see where do I start. Let's start with something recent like Administrative Professionals week. Typically this is the week that you show your employees that you value them and appreciate them for all their hard work and effort.

    I mean the firm did just celebrate its 20th anniversary. They bragged about how successful and fabulous and wonderful and awesome they are. Just them though. Not their employees. And just so we are clear, employee means anyone other than a named equity partner or the other unnamed equity partner.

    In fact, one of the founding partners just treated herself to a brand new Mercedes 5E series! I sure hope she's enjoying that new Mercedes. Meanwhile, the employees are enjoying a high deductible/catastrophic loss health plan. That means the plan is worthless. Priorities. I guess I should be thankful, I we did all receive a $5 gift card to Starbucks. Gee, thanks.

    Advice to Management

    You didn't get where you are today all by yourself. Instead of adding more millions to your personal salaries, why don't you try taking a small percentage of that reinvesting it back into your company and buying health insurance and actually decent benefits and salaries for the people that work so hard to get you where you are today.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Decent workplace, but poor employee culture"

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bremer & Whyte Llp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, good job security, overtime is not required very frequently and is appreciated when it is necessary. They often promote from within, so someone hired as a receptionist who works hard has the opportunity to be trained as a legal secretary or paralegal.

    Cons

    Lots of negativity and gossip among staff. Heavy workload. Certain attorneys (admittedly the minority) refuse to follow simple and necessary policies and are impossible to work with. Management is aware of the problem, but instead of simply disciplining the attorney, they will wait until the attorney's secretary either has a nervous breakdown or threatens to quit, and then quietly assign that attorney to a new secretary and start the cycle over.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to retain your good employees, you have to handle the bad ones. There's a lack of discipline for both attorneys and staff, and when you let people slide by for years with disruptive attitudes, poor work ethic, and disregard for the rules, it really takes its toll on employees who are trying to do quality work. Also, don't reprimand an entire department for problems that you know are being caused by one or two people - they need to be held personally accountable if you want them to improve.


  9. "Great Team Environment"

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    Current Employee - Accounting in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Accounting in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bremer & Whyte Llp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have been here for a year now and feel like an equal piece of the chain that moves this company forward. People are great, the office is beautiful and the partners always think about the staff and do extra special things for them all year round. The environment is stress free and there are opportunities to move around in the company.

    Cons

    I wish we didn't have bagels every Friday.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!!!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Team Player"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bremer & Whyte Llp full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff, Great Partners, Plenty of Opportunities, Team Environment and Great Management.

    Cons

    Some employees are not team players.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more effective communication such as mandatory meetings, reviews, team build and team work.


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