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  1. Featured Review

    "Exciting work and great culture"

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

    I have been working at Chapman and Cutler LLP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Excellent opportunities for staff professional development - Firm includes all staff in training/events/announcements - New ideas are welcomed and warmly received - Lawyers and staff are generally friendly, which makes for a good work environment

    Cons

    - Not really a con, but it's a law firm, so the expectations are high (as they are at all firms)

    Chapman and Cutler LLP2019-03-12
  2. "Associate Attorney"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Chapman and Cutler LLP full-time

    Pros

    Near-market pay, reasonable expectations for billables in most cases, many groups are small enough to build good camaraderie.

    Cons

    In many groups, associates are assigned to only one or two partners for a significant time period (almost a year). While most partners are good, if you get assigned to one of the bad partners, either get ready to be demeaned or polish up your resume. We called it "partner roulette." Still generally humane as far as large firms go, though.

    Chapman and Cutler LLP2018-11-08
  3. "Attorney"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chapman and Cutler LLP full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, collegial work environment, very smart partners to learn from

    Cons

    no cons that I can provide at this time

    Chapman and Cutler LLP2018-01-03
  4. "Marketing Assistant"

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

    I worked at Chapman and Cutler LLP full-time

    Pros

    Pays Well. Good Benefits.

    Cons

    The Marketing Team is incapable of holding a conversation. They are "clickey" and one is lucky to receive a "good morning." The Director does not have time to meet with you and does not care about your personal development at all.

    Advice to Management

    Make time for your team and the attorneys need to understand that their staff works late hours to ensure their success.

    Chapman and Cutler LLP2018-01-17
  5. "Records Center Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Chapman and Cutler LLP full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with

    Cons

    Pay is not always fair

    Chapman and Cutler LLP2017-12-01
  6. "Great, only if you're an attorney"

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

    I have been working at Chapman and Cutler LLP full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Health insurance is good but costly.

    Cons

    Pay for support staff is not enough. Not enough PTO - and you have to take sick days from your vacation time as a FT hourly employee.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your support staff more.

    Chapman and Cutler LLP2017-10-26
  7. "Not the most exciting place to work at."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chapman and Cutler LLP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Semi-good benefits. Salary is okay if you negotiate.

    Cons

    Very uneventful. If your a people's person this place is not a great fit.

    Advice to Management

    Don't encourage negativity in the work place.

    Chapman and Cutler LLP2017-06-02
  8. "Admin Staff"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chapman and Cutler LLP full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Paid well and most staff are very nice to your face.

    Cons

    Lack of communication, direction and incentives to motivate admin staff. I can't speak for the attorneys. Most people have been here for decades that they are bitter towards any changes and they do not exude professionalism between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Hire smart people who don't see change as a threat.

    Chapman and Cutler LLP2017-04-11
  9. "A midwest firm trying to break through into the NY market."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Chapman and Cutler LLP full-time

    Pros

    A well organized and efficiently run firm.

    Cons

    No real firm culture.

    Chapman and Cutler LLP2017-03-28
  10. "Coordinator Review"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chapman and Cutler LLP full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Competitive benefits and compensation for attorneys Friendly staff and administrative assistants

    Cons

    Understandably, employees who are not attorneys are not recognized for their contributions to the firm. The morale is low throughout support staff. HR and PD staff are consistently overworked. Courtesy and positive attitudes seem to be a rarity.

    Advice to Management

    Recognition doesn't always have to be compensation when it comes to support staff. Management needs to find new ways to show their hardest working employees that they matter. Working for the company for 20 or 30 plus years should be recognized more than once a year.

    Chapman and Cutler LLP2017-01-25
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