Michael Best & Friedrich Reviews

Updated Mar 1, 2021

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16 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great place to learn the ropes

    Jan 15, 2021 - Law Clerk in Denver, CO
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    Pros

    Awesome teams across various practice areas; willing to teach; good pay for people in law school; great promote work system.

    Cons

    Slow to hire clerks and associates.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Good people

    Feb 14, 2021 - Senior IP Administrator 
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    Pros

    The firm is fair, and treat people with respect.

    Cons

    There is no real room for advancement.

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    not bad

    Feb 6, 2021 - Student in Madison, WI
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    Pros

    nice people, room for advancemant

    Cons

    boring work, same thing every day

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Ok. Boring but they let you do your own things

    Feb 3, 2021 - Docketing Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
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    Pros

    Independent work, nice people, can listen To headphones

    Cons

    very monotonous. a lot of the same thing every day, dont get to interact a lot with people at the office

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Milwaukee office associates and partners lack of life experience outside of Wisconsin; little diversity;

    Feb 23, 2021 - Associate in Milwaukee, WI
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    Pros

    Some partners are interested in developing associates.

    Cons

    - Feels like a high school environment; firm lacks a connection to the real world; most associates and partners live in a bubble of privilege with no interest in acknowledging this, which makes it unwelcoming for anyone from a broader life experience or different background. - Innovation needed in firm culture to continue to attract and retain young talent.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Associate Attorney

    Dec 29, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    Pros

    The firm has plenty of complex corporate/transactional, tax, and comp/benefits work from client, and allows associates to gain hands-on experience with all such work.

    Cons

    Lock-step compensation is slightly below “big law” market comp, but is made up for with lower billable requirements and high bonus potentials.

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  7. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Hard work and long hours, good starter firm

    Jan 22, 2021 - Patent Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
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    Pros

    Get to draft patent applications early in your career, good salary for very young employees looking to get into patent prosecution

    Cons

    Partners fully rely on you for everything technology related, even for their own clients. Many trying to dish off work without looking at it and get out the door. Good firm if you are planning to lateral after working for a couple of years as you do get great experience, but in the long term only makes sense if you have very few other options.

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    good company

    Jun 3, 2020 - Applications Manager in Milwaukee, WI
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    Pros

    Takes good care of employees. Benefits and pay are good.

    Cons

    Lack of direction, management. More work added every year. Little room for advancement.

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  9. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Professionals Look Elsewhere

    Jul 23, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    They treat attorneys very well.

    Cons

    I have never seen anywhere with such fast staff turn around and after working there I completely understand why. There is no regard toward staff, no room for advancement, low pay, and extremely poor management. If you are not a manager or an attorney your voice will not be heard and no respect will be received.

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Opportunity

    May 13, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    It is a great experience and you receive hands on training that allows you to learn very quickly.

    Cons

    No cons to this company.

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