Haynes and Boone Reviews

Updated May 27, 2020

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48%
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Haynes and Boone Managing Partner Timothy E. Powers  (no image)
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22 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. "Good place to work at"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Freedom to live life balanced

    Cons

    career stress is pretty serious

  2. "Don't believe the hype"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There were benefits, bonuses, training, 401k and vacation

    Cons

    There was Favoritism, Backstabbing and all other negative things within an office.

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  3. "Palo Alto office is nice place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Patent Agent in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and mostly good supervisors

    Cons

    Most of the work is provided from other offices for patent prosecution

  4. "Good entry level position"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Audit Response Clerk in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    perfect for someone who is either continuing their education or in an in-between period

    Cons

    lots of down time, best if have school to occupy your time when there is nothing to do

  5. Helpful (3)

    "It's a Job"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People pleasant, stable job. Follow every instruction to the letter and you'll do fine.

    Cons

    Very restrictive work environment. Lawyers run the show. Little room for advancement. HR department not recommended.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good attorneys but bad satellite office"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Full Time 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Haynes and Boone full-time

    Pros

    Worked with talented attorneys, and it would have had potential if Dallas didn’t rely on one crazy man.

    Cons

    In a small department of a satellite office. Dallas had no clue what was going on, and generally out of touch. Our team was run by one unstable man who made life difficult for everyone. He gained Dallas trust because he is talented at putting on show. Group dissolved.

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good people - poor benefits"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  8. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible management"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 there. If you ever accept a job at HB, don’t let the partners speak disrespectfully to you. Because they will if you don’t call them out on it.

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not a good place to work but tolerable"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 taken advantage of, and work loads are not distributed evenly. Overall toxic culture and values, which is earning this place a bad reputation among other firms.

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