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Mayer Brown Reviews

Updated June 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits and good compensation (in 7 reviews)

  • Manageable work-life balance, especially for a big law firm (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Long road to advancement that can't necessarily be shortened by over-performance, which is common among law firms (in 10 reviews)

  • Long hours; some lawyers were not cooperative (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Part-time Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mayer Brown part-time

    Pros

    It was a great team with really friendly people, really fixed and stable working hours, with reasonable salary pay.

    Cons

    There was no return offer, and work begins to get boring and mundane soon. There was no structured trainings for part-time students, and not much prospect for promotion.


  2. "Mayer Brown"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Mayer Brown (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and good compensation.

    Cons

    Too corporate of an environment.

  3. "Legal Secretary"

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mayer Brown full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, good compensation package. Attorneys are nice and friendly.

    Cons

    Health insurance for family is not affordable.


  4. "Long time employee"

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

    I have been working at Mayer Brown full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work for and with.

    Cons

    Hard to move up within the organization. Hiring within doesn't seem to be a priority

    Advice to Management

    More women in director and senior management roles would be good.


  5. "Great Place To Work For"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mayer Brown full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging Environment and Great Management

    Cons

    There are no cons. This is a great firm that recognizes talent and promotes from within.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mayer Brown full-time

    Pros

    Super smart lawyers and super nice staff. Everyone is professional and gets the job done. No late nights or unreasonable demands.

    Cons

    None really. Sometimes the cases are a little boring, but what do you expect with a large law firm.


  7. "Third-year Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Mayer Brown full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is obviously quite good; the people are generally pleasant in day-to-day interactions, but behind your back the knives are out.

    Cons

    Long hours; little regard for associates.

  8. "Legal assistant"

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mayer Brown full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large firm and I am employed

    Cons

    Poor management and humiliates staff

    Advice to Management

    NA


  9. "Administration"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mayer Brown full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and great people to work with

    Cons

    No room to advance very far


  10. "Good employer overall, but..."

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

    I worked at Mayer Brown full-time

    Pros

    Good working conditions and pay, bonuses and raises. Very good benefits.

    Cons

    Communication between management and staff was very poor, with staff being kept in the dark as a matter of policy.

    Advice to Management

    Need to open communication and improve trust levels.


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