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Chapman and Cutler LLP Reviews

Updated June 2, 2017
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  1. "Coordinator Review"

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

    I worked at Chapman and Cutler LLP full-time (More than a year)

    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.


  2. "Not the most exciting place to work at."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    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 (Less 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.

  3. "Admin Staff"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Chicago, IL
    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 (More than a year)

    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.


  4. "A midwest firm trying to break through into the NY market."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Clerk/Summer Intern"

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

    I worked at Chapman and Cutler LLP (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Mid size to large firm. My experience allowed me the opportunity to see many different sides of the firm and understand how the firm operates and manages day to day tasks. Diverse age range among employees from interns and clerks, to secretaries and assistants, all the way through their associates and partners.

    Cons

    Not much to say here. The only thing I would note was that among equity partners and management there seemed not to be a clear vision of the future. I think the higher ups seemed content with the business they had already and maybe weren't as concerned about growth.


  6. "Great work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, people stay in their positions for a long time

    Cons

    Associates/Lawyers have unrealistic expectations for lengthy/recurring issues, unclear position expectations

    Advice to Management

    Have weekly meetings that discuss current agendas, people on the same team should inform others of what's being worked on


  7. "Small firm feel with Big Law clients"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chapman and Cutler LLP full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Higher partner to associate ratio compared to BigLaw firms. Attorneys are friendly and willing to teach.

    Cons

    Not really any- except it's a very introverted firm

  8. "attorney"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very professional and great client service

    Cons

    Have to be available all the time


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Do not recommend"

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

    I have been working at Chapman and Cutler LLP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, plenty of networking opportunities but limited exposure to clients, working with smart people

    Cons

    - Not enough work which leads to unhealthy competition
    - Low work efficiency due to lack of communication among partners and associates
    - HR assists in cultivating the micromanagement style
    - High turnover rate; people who have been with the firm longer complain about the firm/management team


  10. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Very nice people, good compensation

    Cons

    None- great place to work


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