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Haynes and Boone Reviews

Updated Jun 3, 2019

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2.8
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42%
Recommend to a Friend
70%
Approve of CEO
Timothy E. Powers
20 Ratings
Pros
  • "This is probably one of the best law firms you'll ever work for(in 8 reviews)

  • "Great people and administration(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Haynes and Boone full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed working for this company. Great people and administration.

    Cons

    Pay is low for administrative positions.

    Haynes and Boone2019-03-12
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good people - poor benefits"

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Haynes and Boone full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The attorneys and staff are nice to work with.

    Cons

    Huge discrepancy of what attorneys are allowed to do vs staff. Attorneys can come to work and leave at any time but staff has to have defined hours. Have to accrue benefits before using them or will not be paid for time off. No assistance with cost of parking. Do not get 3 weeks off until you've worked at HB for 6 years.

    Advice to Management

    Need to compare benefits and working hours to other comparable law firms to be competitive.

    Haynes and Boone2019-06-03
  3. "Horrible management"

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    Former Employee - Legal Recruiter 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Haynes and Boone full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The team in my office that I specifically worked with day-to-day was fantastic!

    Cons

    The lawyers and department heads act like they are above everyone else. They will bully and harass you into accepting low wages with horrible benefits. And if you ever express how awful the working conditions are for staff members, they’ll try to buy your silence with a slightly higher salary or bonus. The way that a firm’s partners treat and speak to their staff members should be indicative of how awful it is to work...

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    Advice to Management

    If a significant amount of staff members leave within a short period of time, please consider that maybe management is the problem. The way you treat staff members is a reflection of the firm’s culture and I can say with utmost authority that you take your staff members for granted and harass them when they call you out on disrespectful behavior.

    Haynes and Boone2019-05-16
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good place to work but tolerable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Haynes and Boone full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some genuinely kind people, training, a structured process for everything, support on online portal, paid parking, complimentary beverages

    Cons

    Unpleasant work environment, office is poorly managed, micromanaging, some employees who act like supervisors, very high turnover rate, below average pay, low morale, poor benefits, no loyalty to employees. In fact most employees seem unhappy and feel like the firm doesn’t care for them or their quality of life in the work place. They don’t treat employees like they deserve to be treated, instead many people are being...

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    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better to retain talented people, success comes from people who feel appreciated and happy at work.

    Haynes and Boone2019-03-30
  5. "Not a great work environment"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal 

    I worked at Haynes and Boone full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits including 401k and profit sharing

    Cons

    Not a collaborative work environment, very competitive, no support.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees and issues. Have an open door policy.

    Haynes and Boone2019-02-14
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Work and more work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Haynes and Boone full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Staff is not treated as an integral/contributing part of the firm; staff benefits/salary not appropriate for work expectations; management not supportive of staff workload assistance requests

    Advice to Management

    To keep and maintain quality employees, you must respond to their requests and suggestions for improving the workload and environment; salaries/benefits should be more competitive in the local market and demonstrate a respect for the significant role the staff plays in the success of the firm.

    Haynes and Boone2019-02-06
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Working in IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Haynes and Boone full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Always improving technology in an attempt to stay ahead of the curve.

    Cons

    Communication could be much better

    Haynes and Boone2019-01-02
  8. Helpful (3)

    "No Career Growth"

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

      I worked at Haynes and Boone full-time

      Pros

      End of year bonus

      Cons

      Culture and management very toxic

      Haynes and Boone2019-01-02
    • Helpful (1)

      "Manager"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Haynes and Boone full-time

      Pros

      Great people to work with

      Cons

      downtown can be a pain to get to and get home from

      Haynes and Boone2018-11-23
    • Helpful (3)

      "Only a good place to work if you are an attorney"

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      Former Employee - Small Department in Dallas, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Haynes and Boone full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      None. Zero. Nada. Laughable.

      Cons

      Tons of sexual harassment happening with a certain guy that has worked there for years. Stop allowing departments to hire people based off appearance only... It was constantly talked about by HR Managers. Treat staff members better! They work so hard and complete all of the LAST minute stuff that comes through only to be treated like nothing compared to attorneys. Also, there is zero work-life balance. Snowing? Come to...

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      Advice to Management

      Change all upper management. This place could use a breath of fresh air instead of being drowned by the management there now.

      Haynes and Boone2018-12-21
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