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Shook Hardy & Bacon Reviews

Updated 10 Sep 2019

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Attorney 

    I worked at Shook Hardy & Bacon full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work and geat coworkers

    Cons

    The case teams are very large

    Shook Hardy & Bacon2019-09-11
  2. "Boutique litigation law firm"

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    Former Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shook Hardy & Bacon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good reputation as being a top drawer litigation firm representing large civil cases. Management provides ongoing education. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Heavy workload, more backup needed.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Shook Hardy & Bacon2019-07-17
  3. "SHB"

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    Former Employee - Document Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shook Hardy & Bacon part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment. Very professional with all the clients and employees. Great place to work!

    Cons

    There is no significant downside to the company.

    Shook Hardy & Bacon2018-07-18
  4. "A large law firm with a midwestern feel and culture."

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    Current Employee - Attorney in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shook Hardy & Bacon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The attorneys are generally friendly individuals who work together collaboratively and without the big egos you might see at other firms.

    Cons

    The pay for non-partner attorneys might be less than one would expect from a firm of its size.

    Advice to Management

    Maintaining the culture is important and a key differentiating factor for attorneys to work here.

    Shook Hardy & Bacon2018-07-17
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Litigation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shook Hardy & Bacon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    SHB has plenty of resources to help their employees do their job right.

    Cons

    It's hard to keep the work-life balanced with your personal life since there's so much work to do.

    Shook Hardy & Bacon2018-04-10
  6. "Wonderful place to work"

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    Accounting in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shook Hardy & Bacon

    Pros

    Great people. Talented attorneys. Gray location.

    Cons

    Benefits are okay and have to pay for parking garage.

    Shook Hardy & Bacon2017-11-02
  7. "partner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Shook Hardy & Bacon full-time

    Pros

    excellent place to work

    Cons

    no cons that I can think of

    Shook Hardy & Bacon2017-02-17
  8. "Litigation Attorney"

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    Former Employee - Attorney in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shook Hardy & Bacon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fabulous place to work. Great leadership, highly talented attorneys and other staff, genuinely good people.

    Cons

    SHB is a big place, can be a bit impersonal, with an ever increasing focus on the bottom line.

    Shook Hardy & Bacon2017-02-01
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Legal administrative assistant"

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    Former Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shook Hardy & Bacon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Profit sharing, good benefits, nice people, minus a few bad apples.

    Cons

    HR does not respect employees' privacy.

    Advice to Management

    Give better raises to the good employees so they stick around and get rid of the bad apples.

    Shook Hardy & Bacon2016-07-31
  10. Helpful (1)

    "E-Billing Specialists"

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    Former Employee - Ebilling Specialist in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shook Hardy & Bacon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are lots of perks: 3 wks vacation at start, Parking reimbursing, transportation allowances, moral boosting.

    Cons

    Not consistent regarding management policies.

    Advice to Management

    Equality for the "little guys" goes a long way.

    Shook Hardy & Bacon2016-06-16
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