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"Paralegal"

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Former Employee - Paralegal in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Paralegal in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Mayer Brown full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Not a sweatshop, OT compensation, great salary with satisfactory raises, nice environment to work in.

Cons

Company has been downsizing since 2002 with numerous RIFs and stealth layoffs. The staff is constantly looking over its shoulder waiting for the ax to fall. The ax has been very active since 2007. As a paralegal, there was never enough work to keep up the billables.

Advice to Management

Become more agressive in finding new clients like your counterparts are doing. Reduce your rates and offer clients incentives. Your competitors have new clients and matters rolling in daily. It can be done.

Other Employee Reviews for Mayer Brown

  1. "Mayer Brown has been a great place to work for 25 years."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Litigation Project Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Litigation Project Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mayer Brown full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers; Great benefits; Technical training availability is more than adequate.

    Cons

    Downsizing support staff to ensure financial stability is always on the table.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "I thought it was a great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mayer Brown full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the people that worked there were very nice and were a pleasure to work with. The building was gorgeous, and the cafeteria was amazing.

    Cons

    The people in Human Resources were not always pleasant, but that seems to be a common theme among larger law firms and companies.

    Advice to Management

    There were some very smart support staff and paralegals at the office. When it came to administrative functions and tasks, I felt management should have cared more about their insights and opinions.

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