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Hall Booth Smith, P.C Reviews

Updated May 23, 2018
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  1. "Unique experience in a collaborative environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hall Booth Smith, P.C full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management genuinely encourages employees to take an active role in the firm and its future. Associate attorneys are given leadership roles in important cases, and offered significant support in client and practice development. Name partners are actively involved in the firm.

    Cons

    Technology is a work in progress, but management has taken steps to expand our options over the past year.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to get feedback from the associate and staff liaison committees.


  2. "Means well, growing rapidly"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hall Booth Smith, P.C full-time

    Pros

    Rapid expansion, nice office, mostly friendly people, food

    Cons

    Some growing pains/turnover, unhelpful in-house consultant

  3. "Beware Firms where the name partner constantly tells you how wonderful he and his firm are"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hall Booth Smith, P.C full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work and lots of it.

    Cons

    Attorneys and HR have absolutely no interest in the support staff and how they are treated nor do they stand up for them. They are meaningless.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach in terms of all the "Whale Dones" (which rarely ever include a support person) and emails you send out asking for "real" comments from support staff. You could care less about us! Although I think Rush Smith is the exception.


  4. "Associate Attorney"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hall Booth Smith, P.C full-time

    Pros

    Easy to obtain experience working with excellent partners.

    Cons

    Similar hourly requirement as higher paying firms. No benefits for spouse or family.


  5. "Leadership Matters"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hall Booth Smith, P.C full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Firm has created a very welcoming culture with leadership that does listen to their employees. The founding partners are actively involved and do lead by example.

    Cons

    If you have one bad egg on your leadership team and can create a perception that all of your leaders behave this way. I have seen leadership (and attorneys) yelling at staff more than once with no repercussions. It is contrary to the strong culture John Hall and Alex Booth have created. I personally was yelled at and ordered to shut her office door but refused out of fear.

    Advice to Management

    Serious consideration needs to be given to Firm Administration. This role should be held by someone with composure, a steady mind/body and a person who is open to listening and learning.

    The firm is extremely pleasant and very good at events and thanking their employees for jobs well done. They are open to new ideas.


  6. "Firm is Great. Benefits are awful."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hall Booth Smith, P.C full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Familylike environment. Good salary. Nice people. Several locations.

    Cons

    Insurance benefits are awful. Extremely large deductibles on the only plan offered. Minimal training.

    Advice to Management

    You provide the worst healthcare benefits available. At least offer other plans to choose from for those who would rather pay more for insurance than go bankrupt trying to take care of their health. Moral / work product would be better if this was one less major thing in life to have on our shoulders.


  7. "Lawyer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hall Booth Smith, P.C full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere and good people

    Cons

    low salary, high turnover,

  8. "Good place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paralegal
    Current Employee - Paralegal
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hall Booth Smith, P.C full-time

    Pros

    Friendly upper level management that care about their employees.

    Cons

    $5,000 Medical insurance deductible is extremely high for single and $10,000 for family. No other options are offered. Can't even afford to go to the doctor! This is like having Obamacare!

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade technology. The firm is large enough now that the doc management system should be more efficient.


  9. "Case Manager/Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal/Case Manager in Atlanta Downtown Post Office, GA
    Former Employee - Paralegal/Case Manager in Atlanta Downtown Post Office, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hall Booth Smith, P.C full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful external and internal physical structure and great amenities. Overall friendly people in a high powered environment.

    Cons

    Technological processing can be cumbersome at times.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the people skills of some of the staff. Very few since most are very friendly and decent folks.


  10. "Great place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hall Booth Smith, P.C full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoy coming to work. It's an overall great place. The Senior partners tends to be positive and understands life / work balance, which is very important to me.

    Cons

    -Petty drama with office workers. Those without the know how to run a business or a successful, positive team, fight for leadership roles. The fight for control is outrages and totally unnecessary and uncalled for.
    -Insurance deductible is outrages.
    -Wages are low

    Advice to Management

    Improve health care and consider a cost of living wage increase.


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