Great firm, great place to work.
Attorney (Former Employee) – Corpus Christi, TX – 12 July 2015
No such thing as a typical day at work if you're an attorney. You could be traveling to different parts of the state or even the country, depending on the job. Billable time is the name of the game. From what I observed of the support staff, their days are pretty much all the same. 8 - 5, fully-stocked break room, easy bathroom access, great view from the 9th floor, supportive friendly atmosphere. Plenty of material at your disposal to help you with your work.
I learned a great deal about business litigation practice. It's a cutthroat world and every minute of every day matters.
Management is relaxed as long as you get your work done. If you miss a deadline, you'll be gone before the end of that day. If you prove yourself dependable, they will treat you very fairly.
Co-workers are generally supportive. It takes some time to get into the fold, as this is a tightly-knit group that has been together for some time. If you don't ask for help, you won't get it. If you ask dumb questions, they will tell your boss, and he will judge you. But if you play the game right, they will be invaluable.
Hardest part of the job is satisfying the partners. This is a very competitive firm, and like I said before, every minute of every day counts.
Most enjoyable part of the job was the interactions with the co-workers. They're a tightly-knit group and won't get too close until you've been there a few months, but once you're in their good graces, they are a great bunch to be around.
Fully-stocked break room; 9th floor view of the bay.
8 - 5 M - F can become 6 - 12 S - S real quickly if you get behind on your work.