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Polsinelli Shughart Reviews

Updated March 11, 2019
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  • "Over the past 5 years the law firm has become a corporation" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Still operates like a medium-small sized Kansas City firm despite recent national growth" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Polsinelli Shughart full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, midwest culture (not as intense as coastal firms), competitive pay.

    Cons

    No real cons come to mind.


  2. "Company supports illegals over citizens"

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    Former Employee - IT Support
    Former Employee - IT Support
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Polsinelli Shughart full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is ok but not worth working for stupid lawyers.

    Cons

    Too much politics in every aspect of work. I couldn't work in company which represents illegal immigrants pro bono while not paying enough to its own employees. Who knows how many illegal immigrants they have in staff. HR needs to run e-Verify

    Advice to Management

    STOP supporting illegal immigrants. Corporations shouldn't hire law firms who support illegal immigration.

  3. "Team"

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

    I have been working at Polsinelli Shughart full-time

    Pros

    Best reason to work at Polsinelli is the team I work with

    Cons

    Deceptive culture, departmental silos, lack of trust


  4. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polsinelli Shughart full-time

    Pros

    Nice people and good benefits.

    Cons

    Maybe growing too fast so don’t know many people anymore and easy to get lost among the crowd.


  5. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Shareholder in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Shareholder in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Polsinelli Shughart full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The culture is entrepreneurial and positive

    Cons

    There are no major negatives that I've observed that you wouldn't have assumed from a large law firm


  6. "HR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Polsinelli Shughart full-time

    Pros

    They are always looking to improve, and help employees grow.

    Cons

    Sometimes the wrong people (attorneys, shareholders) are involved in deciding direction of initiatives where others have more relevant knowledge.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "So-So"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polsinelli Shughart full-time

    Pros

    Growing Firm
    Everyone on the staff is willing to help others, whether in their office or another one.

    Cons

    Not competitive in terms of benefits for the market as everything is based off of the main office in the mid-west.
    Lots of bureaucracy.

  8. "Associate Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Polsinelli Shughart full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great leadership, great culture, Denver office is one of nicest offices in Denver, not stuffy, entrepreneurial and open-minded to new practice areas

    Cons

    Work/life balance, 1900 hour requirement for associates (but not firm)

    Advice to Management

    You should encourage bonuses tied to origination credit. Otherwise, associates will never be incentivized to bring in clients.


  9. "Am Law 100 Law Firm"

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    Current Employee - Partner in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Partner in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Polsinelli Shughart full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are many really smart attorneys who work at Polsinelli and the work is interesting and challenging

    Cons

    Over the past 5 years the law firm has become a corporation. Like any big company there are plenty of politics at all levels


  10. "Can take it or leave it."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Polsinelli Shughart full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some great coworkers, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Low pay, everything is based on Kansas City, KC tends to micromanage everything , no clear sense of direction, often told two different things, management involves staff in things they shouldn't be involved in, low growth opportunity, low bonuses.