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Chapman and Cutler LLP Reviews

Updated January 25, 2017
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  1. "Coordinator Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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. "Clerk/Summer Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Great work/life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. "Small firm feel with Big Law clients"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "attorney"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very professional and great client service

    Cons

    Have to be available all the time


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Do not recommend"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  8. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Very nice people, good compensation

    Cons

    None- great place to work


  9. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good deals and people to work with.

    Cons

    There are no cons cons.


  10. "Legal Secretary"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Legal/Administrative Assistant in Orland Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Legal/Administrative Assistant in Orland Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chapman and Cutler LLP (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's a friendly place to work.

    Cons

    Nothing that comes to mind.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Ok place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative
    Former Employee - Administrative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chapman and Cutler LLP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -They have many processes in place to keep the firm running smoothly
    -On-boarding process is lengthy and informative
    -Will invest in your learning & development if you find something that will help with your career growth
    -Overtime available if you want it

    Cons

    -Staff not treated very well, lots of policies and procedures in place
    -Attorneys can be very mean to staff, and management doesn't do anything about it, especially if they bring a lot of money into the firm
    -Very low company morale, people seem like they're working for a paycheck, and don't want to be there
    -Management doesn't care about low morale, seem to ignore the incredibly high turnover rate among associate attorneys and staff
    -Associate turnover rate was almost 100% in just a few years, staff turnover rate was close to that

    Advice to Management

    -Invest time and money into keeping employees happy, it will help improve morale and lower the turnover rate.
    -Don't let attorneys get away with treated their assigned secretaries poorly



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