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Greenberg Traurig Reviews

Updated January 21, 2019
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Pros
  • "Compared to other law firms, seemed to have an ok work-life balance" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Local atmosphere excellent, great people in this location" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Can be hectic even for a law firm at times" (in 14 reviews)

  • "This is not the place to be if you are looking for good work/life balance" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great firm packed with great down to earth Attorney's & Staff."

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    Current Employee - IT User Support Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - IT User Support Specialist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Greenberg Traurig full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fair wages, beautiful building. cutting edge technology, a great work environment and awesome people. Cant ask for more!

    Cons

    To be honest, nothing comes to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership is great. They dont micromanage and allow staff take ownership of their positions.


  2. "Good work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly people, nice accommodations

    Cons

    For a big firm, GT is a nice place to work

  3. "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Greenberg Traurig full-time

    Pros

    This is a great company

    Cons

    no cons for me at the moment.


  4. "Still hasn't lost its luster after a few years"

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    Current Employee - File Clerk in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - File Clerk in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Greenberg Traurig full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely diverse staff
    They take care of you when it comes to food in the office
    Very flexible when determining hours/overtime
    The people as a whole are just great in the Atlanta office (I'd assume others as well) and there's no stratification when it comes to who can interact with who.
    HR is responsive and never dropped the ball in regards to anything to do with me.

    Cons

    Nothing beyond typical office life, sometimes miscommunications happen and people get angry.


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Business Immigration Case Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Greenberg Traurig full-time

    Pros

    I started working at GT fresh out of university in an entry level role. It seems like the immigration group is constantly growing in sporadic bursts as it acquires new clients and I was one of the new hires to help onboard this client. GT offers virtually unlimited opportunity for overtime and the high-stress environment facilitates a close bond between coworkers.

    Cons

    GT hired me for what was essentially a temporary assignment without my knowledge. They had acquired a massive new client and needed all the help they could get with the transition. I had no experience in immigration or paralegal duties coming in, but I was assured that I would be provided training. This proved not to be true at all. When problems arise the only people you can turn to are your coworkers, who are already overworked. The office managers made no effort to be available for questions, and when you finally do catch one for a question, they are extremely rude and annoyed. When things were finally stable with the new client I was let go with absolutely no forewarning and replaced by someone with several years of experience. The reason cited for my dismissal was errors in my work product, but I was never once approached or warned about this. The management does not care for their employees and views them as expendable.

    The paralegal profession is essentially dead-end because law school is required for any real promotion.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest that they build a better system for training new hires but that would require that the management actually care about developing skilled employees


  6. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Greenberg Traurig part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible with my hours and willingness to let me work part time

    Cons

    Nothing major beyond big law office life


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    "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Greenberg Traurig full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing. it is horrible

    Cons

    There is no mentoring, its very male oriented and very much a male jewish law firm that only those favors certain type of people to succeed. no management at all.

    Advice to Management

    its a horrible place to work

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Non-practicing attorney (research)"

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    Former Employee - Research Attorney in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Research Attorney in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Greenberg Traurig full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They seem open to working from home, though there remain political reasons for not allowing employees to do so. Casual atmosphere. Breadth of resources is amazing. I worked in Shared Services, had normal(ish) hours, no billable hour requirement, and no weekends. (That said, there was no flexibility within those hours.) The people in my home office were great!

    Cons

    Oh so many. First: PARENTAL LEAVE. Associates and other “practicing” attorneys are given 18 weeks, fully paid leave, while staff is merely given short term disability (which, when I was on leave, was 8 weeks at 60% pay, but increased to 12 weeks by the time I left). The more you know...Second: TREATMENT OF STAFF. As an attorney but also as a staff member in this position, I’ve seen both sides of the coin. The way many attorneys (and staff, for that matter) at GT treat their staff and shared services is appalling. I’ve been cursed out by paralegals and patronized by attorneys licensed for a mere 6 weeks. There is a culture of entitlement among the attorneys, and it shows in its treatment of staff. Third: RED TAPE. It is near impossible to make any changes within the culture of GT, though I tried my darnedest. Red tape everywhere, and nobody cares enough to do anything. Fourth: MANAGEMENT. In my department, “ROI” was everything, at the expense of staff’s overall well-being. Ironically, they couldn’t ably quantify ROI because they kept taking on large non-billable projects and pressured us to do more billable work. More support from management is necessary.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees the same, regardless of title, when it comes to parental leave. It is 2018.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "boss was a micromanager"

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    Current Employee - Billing Specialist
    Current Employee - Billing Specialist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Greenberg Traurig (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great to learn and get the experience

    Cons

    micromanaging, collections drives you work nonstop

    Advice to Management

    look at your billing managers closely


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Business Immigration Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Business Immigration Paralegal in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Business Immigration Paralegal in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Greenberg Traurig full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free parking, pay is decent

    Cons

    Horrible management, unorganized and toxic work environment, very long hours required but expectations aren’t disclosed upon hire. Very high turnover rate (revolving door)