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"Decent place to work"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Detroit, MI
Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Detroit, MI

Pros

Great salary for a first-year associate
Good location in downtown Detroit
Great summer associate program
Colleagues try to be friendly

Cons

Lack of minorities and women
Long hours (but it's to be expected)
Some practice heads have extreme personalities
An associate needs to break into the inner circle to get the plum assignments

Advice to Management

Butzel needs to make a greater effort for diversity in hiring (read: more women and more minorities). And Butzel should employ diversity training for senior attorneys and partners (especially those that are department heads.)

Other Employee Reviews for Butzel Long

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great institution; friendly, kind people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Attorney
    Current Employee - Senior Attorney
    Recommends

    Pros

    Family friendly institution that has long been regarded as one of the high quality firms in Detroit. Great place to be a top notch lawyer earning decent money and still have time for your family and community.

    Cons

    Butzel has had to go through some difficult financial transitions in the wake of the Great Recession and the economic difficulties facing Detroit. The future is bright and management is working hard to get there, but the ride has been and continues to be bumpy.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Butzel Long full-time

    Pros

    The staff are great people to work with. Benefits are ok.

    Cons

    Raises and bonuses were very disappointing the last several years. No 401k matching. Trying to find a file was a nightmare as all employees in the file room were let go. Secretaries now have to cover the front desk which at times means they have to forego their lunch hour because of time constraints for deadlines. Many attorneys snubbed staff.

    Advice to Management

    You need to hire someone to get the file room in order.

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