HINSHAW & CULBERTSON Employee Reviews

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Associates were great; managing partner was horrible to work for.
Legal Assistant (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MONovember 15, 2017
Didn't like you to have a life outside the office. New kid(s) on block would get all blame if something went wrong. Started off great but lose a case that is unwinnable (on appeal) and they question your degree and experience. Case load was manageable but so many rules (can't do depo summary until 2 weeks before trial no matter how many depos there are; can't bill more than 1.5 hours for plaintiff, 3 for expert no matter how long the depo is - near impossible) all while preparing trial exhibits and keeping up with other case load. Didn't want overtime but had to get it all done another near impossible feat. There two years just couldn't deal with it any longer.
Pros
Jeans and nice Christmas party.
Cons
Managing partner
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First rate Firm with terrific people and wide array of practice areas.
Attorney (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 31, 2017
Hinshaw is a top law firm in Chicago with offices nationwide. The variety of practice areas make it an ideal firm for any attorney and the people make it a special place to work.
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Depends on who you work for (some good, some bad)
Legal Assistant/Secretary (Current Employee) –  Downtown Los AngelesJuly 21, 2016
Average place to work. Nothing special. No Christmas bonus. No real Christmas party. Company offers bare minimum to keep employees. Lets older people go. Gearing towards a younger firm. We are in the second year of the merger. There are a lot of rules, but I guess that goes along with being a large firm. If you are having problems with an attorney, there is no way to move around within the branch offices as they are too small and specialized (unlike a firm like O'Melveny & Myers). Home office is clueless about litigation work in Los Angeles.
Pros
Good vacation package.
Cons
Nothing is special about this employer.
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Great Place to Work
Paralegal/ Legal Secretary (Former Employee) –  MiamiOctober 2, 2015
I really enjoyed working at this firm. I learned a lot. Went to court. Attended depositions. Learned research and how to write briefs. Great environment.
Pros
Great place to work
Cons
long hours
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Layed back law firm
Conflict Analyst (Former Employee) –  Chicago, IlSeptember 30, 2015
Very pleasant environment. Little bit out of date on some procedures. Great compensation package. Somewhat cliquish.
Pros
Massages
Cons
Management
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Best place to work
Receptionist / Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WISeptember 21, 2015
You are treated with amazing respect, everyone looks out for one another, training is great, a lot of growth to move up, and they are willing to help you if you need to move to another state to relocate and keep you with the company
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Worst Career Choice
. (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOJune 26, 2012
I have never experienced a place where people are quick to talk about you behind your back, yell profanity in the office, tell lies about one another, and backstab. The dress code was seldom followed which allowed people to wear short skirts and t-shirts with holes and stains. The office manager didn’t have a backbone and should not have been allowed to tell support staff why an employee was out of the office. Everyone hid behind closed doors and emails. Compensation was a joke. They will never treat you will respect and never show any sort of appreciation for hard work and dedication. Stay away!
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Loved this place
Docket/Court Clerk (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 22, 2012
Opportunities to advance & compensation are great, LOVED this place.
Pros
everything
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Good place to work
Legal Assistant (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FloridaFebruary 9, 2012
Firm kept a professional attire and attitude; the attorneys were great to work for; the office manager kept the office running smoothly and her door was always open; followed the attorney I worked for to the new job; still speak with the attorneys on the street and in the elevators
Pros
people always helped out if others needed it
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