Seyfarth Shaw Reviews

Updated May 7, 2020

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3.2
47%
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25 Ratings
Pros
  • "Extremely professional and congenial law firm(in 11 reviews)

  • "Really nice people, flexible work options, and top labor and employment work(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Best Firm On The Planet"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Attorney 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seyfarth Shaw full-time

    Pros

    Getting paid great money to work with the best attorneys in their fields.

    Cons

    you've got to be kidding -- none, nada, zilch, nichts.

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    Seyfarth Shaw2020-05-06
  2. "Immigration"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Immigration Paralegal in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Seyfarth Shaw full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    My coworkers are great and many of the attorneys are nice.

    Cons

    Inability to have work life balance.

    Seyfarth Shaw2020-05-07
  3. "Solid BigLaw Firm"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analytics Developer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Seyfarth Shaw full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Some wonderful people -Opportunities to be more entrepreneurial -Work / life balance generally better than other large law firms -High-profile cases if you are interested in Labor and Employment

    Cons

    -Some terrible people -Opportunities for growth can vary wildly depending on which partners you work for -Hierarchical -Pay is generally below market

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    Seyfarth Shaw2020-04-01
  4. "Decent firm, poorly organized"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clerk Program in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Seyfarth Shaw full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    smart and kind attorneys, decent mentorship

    Cons

    HR is abysmal, very poor company culture.

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    Seyfarth Shaw2020-04-01
  5. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seyfarth Shaw full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Really nice people, flexible work options, and top labor and employment work. Highly recommend if you want work work with genuinely nice people, have decent hours (but not perfect--it is biglaw after all), and have some flexibility with when and where you work.

    Cons

    Politics can be a problem. Partners pick favorites.

    Seyfarth Shaw2019-12-03
  6. "Steady but monotonous work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Immigration in Boston, MA

    I worked at Seyfarth Shaw full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Consistent and relative easy work and room for internal initiatives

    Cons

    Hierarchical and needs more digitization in order to become more efficient

    Seyfarth Shaw2019-11-30
  7. "OK"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Attorney 

    I have been working at Seyfarth Shaw full-time

    Pros

    Intellectually challenging, very smart attorneys, sophisticated clients

    Cons

    Does not pay market rate, unremarkable bonus structure

    Seyfarth Shaw2019-11-22
  8. "Not was it appears to be."

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pitch and Proposal Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Seyfarth Shaw full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    High level company training overview is setup in a positive manner. Maybe a great way to strengthen your skills in practice areas. Free lunch and breakfast at times.

    Cons

    Poor managers with alternative schedules, severely impact managing the team. Manager does not believe in creating an effective and efficient environment as it will may highlight their lack of management skills and their life balance. Horrible communication style. Very toxic culture with extremely poor oversight at a higher level. Managers do not believe in documenting procedures as it may impact their own position and ability to stay relevant with the firm. No growth opportunities as management does not believe in it or strengthen ones skill. Management does not believe in further ones skills by being involved career associations as they believe it’s a waste of time. Most employees just with efficiencies because of the ability to work remotely. Upper management turns a blind eye to it all. Advertising a falsehood during interview process will be felt the first week of starting at firm.

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    Seyfarth Shaw2019-11-23
  9. "Opportunities"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 

    I worked at Seyfarth Shaw full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People and culture are great at this firm

    Cons

    No cons at the moment, was given a lot of responsibility and opportunity

    Seyfarth Shaw2019-11-06
  10. "Run....just run"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Case Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Seyfarth Shaw full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pros are, depending on the group you are placed, can allow flexible work schedule to accommodate appointments, emergencies, etc.

    Cons

    There are a great many cons. It is a zombie like atmosphere in which NOONE utters a word. You literally instant message the coworker behind you. The raises are comical and the bonuses are just sad at best. I worked with 100% remote attorneys that would often leave obscure emails with very little direction and then be virtually impossible to find. There is no room for growth. I wish I had read the reviews online before accepting. They have a high turnover rate for a reason.

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    Seyfarth Shaw2019-12-07
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