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Winstead Reviews

Updated August 12, 2017
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  1. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Winstead full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, profit sharing, open door policy. Many shareholders are great mentors to associates.

    Cons

    Certain practice groups are valued over others and merit based bonus structure parameters are unclear and often unequal.


  2. "Best Job!"

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

    Pros

    The staff is friendly! Very relaxed environment. I honestly have no complaints.

    Cons

    The insurance is not that great but everything else is perfect.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job!

  3. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    many talented attorneys and a dedicated support staff.

    Cons

    The firm could benefit from a bit more diversity


  4. "Great"

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

    Pros

    Everything is really really excellent

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.


  5. "Love the culture of this firm."

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    Current Employee - Real Estate Finance Paralegal in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Real Estate Finance Paralegal in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, PTO, bonuses, fun office events, family environment. Never really had a moment where I felt genuinely unhappy with my job. Every person's experience is different depending on who he/she works for. Most attorneys I have worked with are willing to take the time and patience to teach you.

    Cons

    Nothing major that HR would not address accordingly. Just have to learn to not take some comments personally, but make sure they know you demand respect as a person.

    Advice to Management

    For the staff who help make the attorneys' lives immensely easier, a little appreciation goes a long way.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Bro culture"

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

    I worked at Winstead full-time

    Pros

    Hmmmm....there weren't a lot. Salary and work life balance were okay.

    Cons

    I found Winstead to be a corrosive environment. There didn't appear to be high standards for the partners so associates who actually wanted to learn from someone smart were assed out.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the bro culture and the toxic partners. Genuinely care about the issues of women and minorities.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity to jump into the corporate world of events and gain a lot of experience - the attorneys are nice and typically easy/fun to work with. A nice way to combine an events job with corporate hours - less nights and no weekends. Nice variety of events that you work on.

    Cons

    Extremely cliquey with a poor definition of TEAM and you definitely have to "play the game" as someone else mentioned. A very "survival of the fittest" and watch your back mentality in this department. What's laid out as a plan to train and mentor you into a role is not necessarily reality. This is an EVENT position and has nothing to do with Marketing as a whole. Creativity is also legitimately frowned upon.

    Advice to Management

    If it's a year learning curve, stay true to that game plan. If there is negative feedback that needs to be delivered, then deliver it so your employees can improve. No one can improve without knowing what's wrong, and no one can read minds.

  8. "Marketing Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great compensation package for everyone!

    Cons

    I'm sure each office is different. But you definitely have to play the game.


  9. "Great Firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This is a very Amazing place

    Cons

    I don't have anything bad to say


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Austin, TX
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Winstead full-time

    Pros

    Women's Alliance
    Associates are encouraged to develop their own business and be the billing attorney on new matters.

    Cons

    Small bonuses.
    Spouses are never invited to firm events.

    Advice to Management

    Austin


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