Husch Blackwell Reviews

Updated Jun 23, 2020

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3.3
54%
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Truly a special law firm"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Husch Blackwell full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance, HR is amazing at planning events that include everyone (not just attorneys), Flexibility with schedule, Firm contributes to your HSA, Mentor-ship/excellence programs

    Cons

    Commute, Renovations in the office,

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  2. "Good people"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Attorney in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Husch Blackwell full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people, but detriments of any satellite office

    Cons

    Headquarters makes the decisions that benefit them. Everyone else is an after thought.

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  3. "HB"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Paralegal in Clayton, MO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Husch Blackwell full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Free Soda, Coffee, Tea daily.

    Cons

    Staff tends to be overloaded and work is not always evenly distributed. No real training, initial or ongoing. Business is business and they certainly arent your friend.

  4. "Nice place"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Paralegal in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Husch Blackwell full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nothing bad to say, just didn't have enough work

    Cons

    It's fine, just not enough to do

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Run."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Husch Blackwell full-time

    Pros

    Free sparking water in the fridge.

    Cons

    Horrible training, horrible “team” environment, horrible management that speaks badly about people’s person lives, lawyers that will run over you, and of course, the feeling of high school by living in gossip central.

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  6. "Fine"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Analyst 

    I worked at Husch Blackwell full-time

    Pros

    It was fine place to work. Normal environment.

    Cons

    They don’t pay well at all.

  7. "Ok place"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Husch Blackwell full-time

    Pros

    Good location free parking good benefits

    Cons

    Clickish atmosphere not great teamwork

  8. "Good place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Husch Blackwell full-time

    Pros

    Team environment and nice people.

    Cons

    Very busy hard to balance work/life

  9. "Great company, retention strategies could improve"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Administrative 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Husch Blackwell full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, people are a huge part of what kept me there.

    Cons

    Not as much of community aspect within the company as there could be, culture could improve greatly, as could employee benefits.

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  10. Helpful (4)

    "Super corporate"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Office Administrator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Husch Blackwell full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    End of the year bonus

    Cons

    A lot of the lawyers are divas and difficult to work with, they work you like a dog--if you stay all night completing the budget or hr reports or something time-sensitive, you're still expected to show up at 8:3 am the next morning, really catty/petty staff

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