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Mayer Brown is a global law firm. It has offices in 27 cities across the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, with its largest offices being in Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York City, Hong Kong, and London. Mayer Brown has more than 1,500 lawyers and by revenue is the 19th largest law firm in the world.

A wake-up call for Mayer Brown, according to Rick Mitchell, a correspondent for Bloomberg Law, "Chicago-based Mayer Brown fired banking and finance partner Zac Barnett, global head of the firm’s fund finance practice, citing unspecified “inappropriate personal conduct with a subordinate.” In an email to the firm’s attorneys, Mayer Brown Chairman Paul Theiss said Barnett’s alleged behavior was unrelated to client matters but contrary to the firm’s “core values.” (Above The Law) (Crain’s Chicago Business)."


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Mailroom Clerk (Former Employee) says

"Dont waste your time they are horrible dirty pigs boogers on counters stocked inventory all over the place lack of respect from managers and staff good luck"

Legal Secretary (Former Employee) says

"This Firm is extremely large and does not care about its employees. They routinely lay off large numbers of staff. That is a very stressful way to work. Cons: They don't care about the individual employee"

Mail Clerk (Former Employee) says

"There's nothing that stand out about this job."

Associate (Former Employee) says

"When you interview at Mayer Brown, they bring out the good faces who tell you how great it is to work there. Then you start working there. The partners are abusive, there is a great deal of infighting among partners, and the work life balance is nonexistent. While they pay you well, it isn't worth being treated so poorly."

Support Staff (Former Employee) says

"The management in the DC office is extremely poor, lazy, petty, and unprofessional. They claim they fight for you when it comes to being overworked, but truly do not. It is probably because management in Chicago "doesn't listen to them". Which is pretty understandable because they too, are poor and are only buying time until they retire. They could care less about their high turnover rate and when people leave, they don't replace them, they simply pile on more work to other employees. In addition, they expect you to work overtime, all the time and will get reprimanded if you don't get the work done."

Project Assistant/Records Clerk (Former Employee) says

"nothing special. typical large law firm. decent people, managers were responsive."

Assistant Managing Clerk (Former Employee) says

"A male co-worker, with no more experience or education, was paid more for doing the exact same job as I, a female. DISGUSTING! They had no justification for it. Cons: Lack of good management"

Legal Billing Analyst (Former Employee) says

"When I was there, wait was such a high turnover with Billers/Supervisors . Billing Department had a lot of micro-management, cliques & lack of professionalism. No example to lead by example, no value in there employees what so ever."

Receptionist & Office Assistant (Former Employee) says

"While being contracted to work for a large firm such as Mayer Brown as an office assistant and receptionist was enjoyable, Nova did not promote continuing education or professional advancement of their team members. The experience and knowledge gleaned from working at the firm is top notch nonetheless but there was little room for advancement within the parameters of Nova Office Strategies."

Document Clerk (Former Employee) says

"MBLLP is a decent firm. Unless you're part of management/attorney the wages are poor. I worked for the firm 15 years. Started in 2000 making 23,000 a year as a Document Clerk. In 2015 I left making 38,000. The work was repetitious and predictable. Cons: Compensation"

Benefits Analyst (Current Employee) says

"No opportunity for growth within department."

Global Video Conference Analyst (Former Employee) says

"If you work at this law firm, know that you need to watch out for the fact that you will have many masters. Any partner will assume that they can order you around. There was great pressure for perfection but no willingness to spend a nickel to upgrade the infrastructure. Cons: Too many bosses"

Associate (Former Employee) says

"Mayer Brown is similar to other large law firms. If you meet your billable hours requirement, no one will bother you. Career development is optional."

Analista de Faturamento Pleno (Former Employee) says

"A empresa dá poucas oportunidades para o departamento administrativo crescer ou ser promovido. Cons: Desmotivação Generalizada"

eBilling Administrator (Current Employee) says

"At this firm, the attorneys are great, but I work in the Accounting department, and the management is unaware of the volume of work and seems to be blaming the staff for the inability to keep up. Increased workload does require a staff increase at some point; I don't know what point they will see that, however."

Intern (Former Employee) says

"Mayer Brown was a internship for me one High school summer. I enjoyed learning how the business world looked like and also how it worked. Mayer Brown was my first full time job and it was pretty nice."

Supervisor of Word Processing (Current Employee) says

"Not the worst or the best. In my role, very shaky job security."

Clerical Assistant (Current Employee) says

"This is a great place to work at. I enjoy going to work every day. The attorneys I work for appreciate all my work. I get along with my co workers very well. The only set back is the salary and the ability to move up. Cons: salary"

Trainee Solicitor (Former Employee) says

"The hardest part of the job is to learn how to manage clients' as well as supervisors' expectations. Cons: Salary below market rate"

Conference Services Assistant (Former Employee) says

"A good company to obtain a working experience. Training is available. Cons: Weekend or holiday work days occassionally"

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