Secretary (Current Employee) – McLean, VA – April 14, 2017
Great place to work and gain experience, especially if you are young. Management is fair and empathetic. Must be a team player and want to work hard. They coordinate socials and make it a fun environment.
Not the place you would want your child to work in.
Manager/Supervisor (Former Employee) – New York – July 18, 2018
Instead of giving a long explanation I'll have just short descriptions:
You're on your own Staff is not important Nepotism is a core value No loyalty Compensation none existent Trust no one Stealing time is good Don't care attitude is rewarded Giving more than 70% of your best is considered a threat Leadership cares more about Twitter views No common sense Discrimination on all levels Sweatshop Women, I'll leave that alone #meetoo Associates are only one kind of people look it up "Tokens" are the golden ticket
If you're wondering about me well I left for these reasons. I feel really bad about all those employees who did not have better luck.
Prefer not to list (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – June 20, 2018
GT is one of the largest law firms in the U.S., employing over 2600 lawyers. They've grown leaps and bounds, and continue to do so today. Schedules are very flexible, and they also allow you to work remotely.
Associate, Of Counsel (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – June 15, 2018
When I started, this was an all-for-one, rising-tide-lifts-all-boats shop that cared about training and advancement, mentorship, pay and benefits. When I was halfway through my tenure it was an obvious eat-what-you-kill cutthroat shop that would give each person enough rope for self-hanging.
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – April 23, 2018
The office manager was a complete jerk. Companies think just because you served our country those skills will translate into an office setting. They don't!!! There's no unity. Everyone is out for themselves. This place is so bad that employees have committed or attempted to commit SUICIDE!!!
Anonymous (Former Employee) – Florida – April 14, 2018
Management was horrible and very misleading. Firm is very corporate and very cold. It appeared that staff was unhappy with many aspects of the firm, i.e., very low wages, longer days than other firms and their vacation benefits, if you want to call it benefits, is almost unheard of nowadays.
Attorney (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – March 16, 2018
Don't waste your time with the Boston office. Atypical biglaw - many shareholders are not qualified attorneys and have achieved standing by manipulating others with juvenile tactics. If you follow the #metoo movement, it's here too. Nobody will come out, since you won't have a job.
Most firms don't tolerate clients that don't pay bills, but this one does. In other words, this firm is almost the opposite of everything you might expect in a job environment. Avoid it. Don't go near it! Talk to those who have worked there to hear the real stories!!
Overall, I have nothing bad to say about my time at GT. It was a couple weeks short and not very eventful as I was offered my current role right at the beginning of my tenure there.
I liked the people I worked with, however with management in a separate office the department lacked leadership. A manager was brought in on my last days who seemed like a great fit for the role! However, I can’t determine that at this point.
The job function itself was very stressful, which I expect in my line of work. However at times the calls received were borderline nerve wracking! Seasoned experienced professionals in the department however took calls with ease.
The trend of bad turnover also seemed to be a trend in that office as in 5 weeks I saw about 6 coworkers either transfer offices/departments or resign altogether.
All in all, my personal experience at GT was not bad... had I not been offered a role with my current employer I would have probably stayed for a bit. To me the worse part of my day was the commute on the 826.