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Thompson & Knight Reviews

Updated October 14, 2017
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  1. "Solid law firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thompson & Knight full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good salary and benefits

    Cons

    There is not much cross training


  2. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thompson & Knight full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work as a member of the staff. I feel secure in my job and I'm given the flexibility to get things done.

    Cons

    No room for growth in my current position.

    Advice to Management

    give employees the chance to grow into potential promotions or advancement.

  3. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney-int'l Corporate and Securities in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney-int'l Corporate and Securities in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic office; friendly faces; great hours

    Cons

    I love this job, i love my coworkers.

    Advice to Management

    Things are fantastic here. I love my job!


  4. "Big salary, big hours"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thompson & Knight full-time

    Pros

    Salary, prestigious work, career builder

    Cons

    Hours, some jerk attorneys (like any big firm)


  5. "Don't. The money isn't worth the cutthroat culture."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thompson & Knight full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was a staffer, not an attorney. I enjoyed most of my colleagues and some of the attorneys, when they spoke to me. The offices are impressive, and the pay and benefits were fair. The history and legacy of the firm made me proud to accept the job. The firm had decent operations and leadership in place during my tenure.

    Cons

    Young attorneys treat staffers like chattel, not as equals who can help their success. There must be a lot of pressure on them because they treat secretaries and paralegals horribly. Partners were much kinder. They would treat us with respect, like actual people.
    While I was there, there was a definite old boys club. BUT the old boys had manners. That could just be a generational thing, but they were gracious even though they earned 10 times what I did.

    Advice to Management

    Try to build teams.


  6. "Good Work, Lots of Hours"

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

    I worked at Thompson & Knight full-time

    Pros

    Excellent deal work, smart people, part of the team immediately

    Cons

    Lots of hours, bonuses could have better for the amount of time over 2000


  7. "Legal Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thompson & Knight full-time

    Pros

    well-defined training and mentoring programs for associates, paralegals and other law firm professionals; extensive administrative and support staff at its disposal. high-caliber talent and a broad range of resources.

    Cons

    Due to selective hiring processes and above-market earnings, lawyers, paralegals and other professionals in a large law firm are held to a high standard of competence.

  8. "Well Established Texas Based Law Firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Well respected and established law firm. Very structured in terms of positions and responsibilities. Global offices and opportunities to work with different cohorts globally. Very supportive management. Great benefits.

    Cons

    The Los Angeles office is fairly new and still striving to establish itself in the competitive field of entertainment law and management in Hollywood. Beautiful office space in Century City.

    Advice to Management

    Management seems to be great. No complaints here especially since there is an open line of communication even with the headquarters in Dallas.


  9. "Worst Mistake of my Career"

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    Former Employee - Accounting in Prosper, TX
    Former Employee - Accounting in Prosper, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Thompson & Knight (More than a year)

    Pros

    None. Thompson & Knight is a company I would not recommend to even my own, worst enemy. This is a company I would run away from, fast!

    Cons

    COO was terrible to work with where she would not open to input on opportunities. She was unprofessional and would ridicule and chastise employees in front of large groups. Accepting this position was the worst decision of my career.

    Benefits are priced in tiers, so the more you make the more you pay in benefits. So if you were close to the top of one tier and got a raise, you could actually net less because suddenly you have to pay a lot more in benefits compared to a modest raise.


  10. "Solid Company with "Good Old Boys" Network"

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    Former Employee - Litigation Assistant in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Litigation Assistant in Jacksonville, FL
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thompson & Knight full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The starting salaries for associate attorneys right out of law school is competitive.

    Cons

    This is a Good Old Boys company. Getting a promotion is 20% based on work ethics, and 80% based on "who you know."

    Advice to Management

    Promote competent employees and stray away from favoritism. There are far too many incompetent supervisors in this company.


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