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Seyfarth Shaw Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Really great work/life balance at the firm (in 6 reviews)

  • Learn from some of the best labor and employment attorneys around (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance could have been better (in 6 reviews)

  • Because they are a Labor and Employment law firm, potential employees should be wary when dealing with management and human resources (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Benefits"

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

    I have been working at Seyfarth Shaw full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing and the structure is very supportive

    Cons

    The locations are always in busy downtown areas so Traffic Traffic Traffic


  2. "Litigation Legal Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Beauy to You At Home Haircare in Pacific Palisades, CA
    Former Employee - Beauy to You At Home Haircare in Pacific Palisades, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seyfarth Shaw full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ilove animals. I am always puncual. I am a hard worker. I am easy to train. And an allaround decent well raised woman.

    Cons

    I feel insecure when I don't know what I am doing.

    Advice to Management

    I have ben a litigation and a haircolorist for many yeas. I have been a exersize rider and a groomer quite a while ago. I grew up in Illinois around animals. I just to be a horse hunter jumper. I love animals. I have always wanted to work with horses and all kinds of anmals. Thank you, Nicholle Messer

  3. "Family friendly law firm"

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

    I have been working at Seyfarth Shaw part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Appreciate the opportunities for flexible hours. Management is family friendly and good advancement opportunities for females.

    Cons

    As a part-time employee, I'm able to participate in the 401K - which is great, but there is no 401k match.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Attorney"

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

    I have been working at Seyfarth Shaw full-time

    Pros

    Strong in Labor and Emp.

    Cons

    weaker in other groups compared to peer full service firms


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Firm, Great People"

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    Current Employee - Senior Counsel in Century City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Counsel in Century City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Seyfarth Shaw full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I think one of the most important aspects of any job is liking the people that you work with. The people here are like a family, the office is a friendly and caring environment, and the absence of true jerks is a big plus (it can be quite difficult to find a top law firm that does not have a sizeable contingent of jerks).

    Further, the attorneys are top-notch, as are the clients, especially in the labor and employment group (which is most of the office).

    Overall, its a great place to work, and an even better place to make a career.

    Cons

    Well, you are still an attorney, after all. Billable hour goals to meet, very heavy workloads at times (but usually it's manageable here, they don't try to work you to death).


  6. "Don't Work Here if You Have Other Options"

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

    Pros

    None really, other than the hours aren't that bad compared to other large firms.

    Cons

    Dishonest, disorganized, insufficient and unsophisticated work.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Mediocre"

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    Current Employee - Business Immigration Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Business Immigration Analyst in Boston, MA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seyfarth Shaw (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people; good compensation; you get a lot of responsibility

    Cons

    Super unhealthy, negative work environment; lots of gossip; overworking paralegals is seen as a business model

    Advice to Management

    Value your support staff and paralegals more and don't make them feel like they are a dime a dozen; also -- cut down on the negative work environment.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Business Immigration Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Immigration Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Immigration Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Seyfarth Shaw (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Still thinking... ... ... there's a 20 word minimum, so I'm just taking up space.

    Cons

    Not enough space to list.

    Advice to Management

    Do the firm a favor and quit. Working in the immigration department is suicide. Don't do it.


  9. "Great firm, nice midwestern values and people!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seyfarth Shaw full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They really care about their employees, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Can be very political at times

    Advice to Management

    Realize that every employee is part of the team, not just billers...


  10. "Political"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Seyfarth Shaw full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits - but it is a labor and employment firm.

    Cons

    Very political, and if you are on the wrong side, watch your back.


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