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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Reviews

Updated October 1, 2018
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  • "company has good benefits for the employess" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Good work life balance and the flexibility to work remotely as needed was appreciated" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, great benefits, lots of perks and good pay.

    Cons

    There are few lawyers who need to show respect to staff members and not treat them like gum on the bottom of their shoes.


  2. "About what you expect from a large firm"

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    Former Employee - Document Review Attorney in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Document Review Attorney in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, friendly people, nice offices, poor opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Long hours, office politics, and high pressure

    Advice to Management

    Adopt better technology solutions

  3. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner full-time

    Pros

    People, culture, proactive management, dedicated leadership

    Cons

    No cons I can think of. Firm just completed merger. Doing well with integrations.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Continue to be transparent.


  4. "Good benefits, poor opportunity for advancement"

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    Former Employee - Attorney in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Attorney in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are excellent, and most of the people I worked with were great people.

    Cons

    The position offered functionally no opportunity for advancement in either position or salary.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job integrating technological solutions and their associated departments into the firm structure.


  5. "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team effort. Knowledgeable, dedicated group

    Cons

    Too frequently required to work lengthy days


  6. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner full-time

    Pros

    Pay
    People
    Caliber of work and projects.
    Prestige

    Cons

    Hours
    Stress -- through the roof
    People


  7. "Counsel"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Global reach and experienced senior level attorneys.

    Cons

    Not really a con but the strategic focus of the firm is more directed at current global strengths in business, banking and real estate rather than the global energy business.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "secretary"

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

    I have been working at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have been in worse places.

    Cons

    The secretaries are working like dogs and firm keeps adding more tasks to already burned out people - , the pay is ok, not great, benefits are average. I would avoid this place if possible. (unless you like slavery)

    Advice to Management

    The management needs to investigate what the job descriptions are before trying to place people into them. They are clueless when it comes to the daily activities of the staff and if you have a problem, it basically gets lost in the ridiculous bureaucratic element that is BC. Their software sucks. And most people that you deal will do only their job and that is it, no think outside the box, etc. Sweatshop mentality - easy to burn yourself out here because the work is endless and you could work 24 hours a day - the more you do, the more you do. They will say thanks, but you will not be paid for it.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Haven't Learned Lessons"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most staff are professional; Good support services

    Cons

    Blatant favoritism; Incidents of bullying by some attorneys and staff; Poor leadership in many departments; Attorneys throw staff under the bus on a regular basis; Absent and ineffective administration; Attorneys and leadership pass blame down the chain and don't take responsibility; Highly recommend any staff looking at this firm to avoid it.

    Advice to Management

    Good leadership learns from mistakes. This office repeats mistakes. Show loyalty to those who work hard and work with honesty. Stop rewarding inappropriate and unprofessional behavior.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Professional Staff Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance and the flexibility to work remotely as needed was appreciated.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency; benefits are mediocre; office culture across offices varies greatly.


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