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Haynes and Boone Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Best Firm in Dallas"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Haynes and Boone full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, Benefits, Work Family Balance

    Cons

    Some times the staff feels unappreciated and disrespected by members of HR. Bonuses are pretty bad.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "attorney"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    laid back environment. people are not super pressing re workload. they just let you go at the end of a certain time period.

    Cons

    the local office has no power whatsoever. no real work load. do not go.

  3. "Hayboo ForYou"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Haynes and Boone full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing and great place to work!

    Cons

    There is nothing to complain about.


  4. "Not The Best, but Trying"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Haynes and Boone full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    HB has great benefits. You get to experience a medium sized firm but still feel like you're part of a small firm. They've got a great and compassionate CEO.

    Cons

    Poor Management, nobody knows what they're really supposed to be doing. Theres specific parts of the firm that needs better direction than others. The firm's reputation isn't the greatest. They are way too concentrate on Dallas, and the fact that everything is ran through there it makes things a little harder if you're used to being more in tuned with advanced technology and systems, etc. They're experience way too many growing pains. They need to get in tuned with the 21st century, make sure that support lines are doing their job. They rely on a very few people for one department which leaves 1-3 people constantly traveling trying to make the firm's system work. Theres a whole lot more wrong with the firm, but hopefully through the growing pains they will figure what they need to work on.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff! The little people are what make the business run. If your support is not happy, the firm will fall.


  5. "Partner"

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

    Pros

    Great collaborative environment. Excellent support. Great place to practice law.

    Cons

    Working in SV office had some challenges while it was going through growing phase. Most if not all of those issues have been resolved.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on people and good relationships within the firm. Continuity of relationships and trust among attorneys is a true asset of the firm.


  6. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Best BigLaw in Dallas"

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    Current Employee - Attorney in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Attorney in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Haynes and Boone full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Collegial, professional environment. Great people at every level.

    Cons

    Everyone is expected to work very hard. If you can't keep up, you won't stay long.

  8. "Anonymous"

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

    Pros

    Very professional environment. Your typical law firm. Very spacious offices and the autonomy to get work done without someone looking over your shoulder every minute. A lot of interaction with multiple departments

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not good. If you have kids then get a sitter or nanny. Communication from leaders could be better. Top down mentality

    Advice to Management

    Be open to change even though it probably won't occur. That's just the way it is. You have to be OK with that type of environment.


  9. "Checks and Balances"

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Costa Mesa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Haynes and Boone full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pros of working at the OC and PA offices are that they are always hiring (replacing staff), and therefore always willing to train even if you have no experience, which is perfect for the candidate that needs a foot in the door.
    Most attorneys are personable, generally easy to work with, and very approachable.
    Most attorneys have no issue communicating procedures, asking or answering questions and effectively communicating instructions to all staff.
    Most of the staff is team oriented and always wiling to assist not only each other but also the administrative department. All hands on deck.
    The OC office has the largest administrative team, which could be great at hosting and coordinating office events and socials, assisting legal staff by providing (admin) personnel to help with general and specialized tasked projects, and lastly assist with general admin tasks not limited to large printing jobs, mail room errands, hard file updates, copier maintenance, etc.

    Cons

    The patent prosecution training program lacks effective guidance, structure, and flexibility, by relying heavily on a poorly composed list rather than on the true needs of the firm.
    The Offices rely heavily on paper files, which include archaic, wasteful,inefficient, and costly practices like file indexing, re-printing of readily available records online, tabbing files, and the time consuming task of managing and tracking hard files.
    The office space despite being a new renovated office, has no ergonomic utility:
    extremely low (non height adjustable) desks, which make the keyboard trays impossible to use (the tray will hit your knees), and brand new chairs difficult to adjust to desk height ratio (many do not use the new chairs).
    The office itself has low moral from continuous turn over, lack of support and over all poor management.
    There is no on-sight human resource, no human resource outreach or communication. There is not any privacy or confidentiality, everyone knows everything about everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Checks and Balances. If the firm is happy to continuously re-hire and re-train, then ignore my review. If the firm would like to see more staff stay, then gather genuine feedback, ask for examples, and shake things up with accountability. Support your hard working staff and help them be more efficient so they can handle higher volumes.


  10. "Legal Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent technical and administrative support; good pay; good healthcare coverage

    Cons

    Don't pay parking for employees and not much support from on-site management


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