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Greenberg Traurig Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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Greenberg Traurig President Mathew B Gorson
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Pros
  • Good work life balance, good pay (in 7 reviews)

  • Local atmosphere excellent, great people in this location (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Really like working here"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Greenberg Traurig full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, trains on new software, opportunities to move up, around or transfer to other offices. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Salary could be better and better benefits.


  2. "Shareholder"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    The firm offers great flexibility to allow attorneys to develop their practice.

    Cons

    The firm could do a better job facilitating the integration of laterals.

  3. "A Sinking Ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Greenberg Traurig full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Compared to other law firms, seemed to have an ok work-life balance. Most attorneys were gone by 5:30 PM. Quiet on the weekends. I was a non-attorney position, so I can't comment on billing expectations, but compared to what I've seen at other firms, GT was not as aggressive.

    Cons

    This firm is average or below on compensation. For non-attorney employees, being in a smaller office NOT in Florida or New York seems to really limit your career growth. This place was a sinking ship when I left. Good attorneys and staff were leaving in high numbers.


  4. "Administrative Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in East Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in East Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Greenberg Traurig full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and friendly working environment from business staff and attorneys.

    Cons

    Poor Compensations and Benefits plan.

    Advice to Management

    Great leader and professional.


  5. "Counsel"

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

    I worked at Greenberg Traurig full-time

    Pros

    Global presence. Incredible variety and complexity of matters to work on.

    Cons

    Totally an eat-what-you-kill environment. Don't believe promises from CEO and recruiting team that other GT lawyers (esp partners) will introduce you to their clients so you can pitch your practice specialty, or that you'll be brought into existing matters. Partners are seized by the fear of other lawyers poaching their clients, or cutting them out of credit. If you don't have a book of business of adequate size to support yourself/team, don't go there thinking that referrals of new business will increase your practice. It doesn't happen. On top of that, the firm has a mixed reputation depending on the practice area and some clients simply will not come over with you. Get a sense of client perceptions of the firm before you make a move.


  6. "Associate Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Greenberg Traurig full-time

    Pros

    There is some leniency on the billable hours requirement.

    Cons

    Pays far below market salary, little to no bonuses, and there is no transparency on compensation.


  7. "Case Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Case Clerk in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Case Clerk in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to experience what it is like to work at big law firm. Opportunity to network if you are savvy.

    Cons

    - Underpaid, could barely afford to live in ATL
    - Work was like working in a salt mine

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunities for young people in the legal field to gain valuable experience.

  8. "It's OK"

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

    Pros

    You get paid every two weeks, so your bills are covered. They pay for parking in the garage or offer a metro rail pass.

    Cons

    You work A LOT. Unnormal amount of hours. Schedule time with family and friends wisely because you won't see them often.

    Advice to Management

    Hire within first. If a person is qualified to do the work, give them the opportunity before looking elsewhere. Don't pigeonhole people who would like to advance. Stop REQUIRING that people do unnecessary tests. We come to work, not school.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Progressive and Reasonable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Greenberg Traurig full-time

    Pros

    Progressive Firm, billable requirements are not too high

    Cons

    Pay can be a bit below average depending on the office


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Nice Atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Staff in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Administrative Staff in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Greenberg Traurig full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and nice people.

    Cons

    No year-end bonus
    Salary increases minimal
    High turnover of support staff
    Health insurance expensive and poor


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