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Alston & Bird- Fortune's top 100 places to work

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:21 pm

I am a little surprised to see a firm from Atlanta that is ranked as the #1 law firm in the country to work for. Is it really that good of a place to work?

Other than the small description Fortune gives, does anyone have any insight on what makes A&B so great? I wonder if junior and mid-level associates would agree with the ranking.


http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/best-companies/2013/snapshots/23.html

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Re: Alston & Bird- Fortune's top 100 places to work

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I am a little surprised to see a firm from Atlanta that is ranked as the #1 law firm in the country to work for. Is it really that good of a place to work?

Other than the small description Fortune gives, does anyone have any insight on what makes A&B so great? I wonder if junior and mid-level associates would agree with the ranking.


http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/best-companies/2013/snapshots/23.html
Pretty sure that list is mostly based on benefits and perks.

Family-friendly perks abound at this law firm: $10,000 and 90 paid days off for adoptions; partial scholarships for on-site child care; health coverage for autism, infertility, and marriage counseling; and an entire wall dedicated to the artwork of employees' children.

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Re: Alston & Bird- Fortune's top 100 places to work

Postby ph14 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I am a little surprised to see a firm from Atlanta that is ranked as the #1 law firm in the country to work for. Is it really that good of a place to work?

Other than the small description Fortune gives, does anyone have any insight on what makes A&B so great? I wonder if junior and mid-level associates would agree with the ranking.


http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/best-companies/2013/snapshots/23.html


I wouldn't really give much weight to that ranking.

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Re: Alston & Bird- Fortune's top 100 places to work

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:31 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I am a little surprised to see a firm from Atlanta that is ranked as the #1 law firm in the country to work for. Is it really that good of a place to work?

Other than the small description Fortune gives, does anyone have any insight on what makes A&B so great? I wonder if junior and mid-level associates would agree with the ranking.


http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/best-companies/2013/snapshots/23.html
Pretty sure that list is mostly based on benefits and perks.

Family-friendly perks abound at this law firm: $10,000 and 90 paid days off for adoptions; partial scholarships for on-site child care; health coverage for autism, infertility, and marriage counseling; and an entire wall dedicated to the artwork of employees' children.



So, basically if none of those perks appeal to me, it is just like any other big law firm?

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Re: Alston & Bird- Fortune's top 100 places to work

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I am a little surprised to see a firm from Atlanta that is ranked as the #1 law firm in the country to work for. Is it really that good of a place to work?

Other than the small description Fortune gives, does anyone have any insight on what makes A&B so great? I wonder if junior and mid-level associates would agree with the ranking.


http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/best-companies/2013/snapshots/23.html
Pretty sure that list is mostly based on benefits and perks.

Family-friendly perks abound at this law firm: $10,000 and 90 paid days off for adoptions; partial scholarships for on-site child care; health coverage for autism, infertility, and marriage counseling; and an entire wall dedicated to the artwork of employees' children.



So, basically if none of those perks appeal to me, it is just like any other big law firm?
Those might not be the only perks, but in general yes. Working at a law firm is not like being a secret shopper at an amusement park.

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Re: Alston & Bird- Fortune's top 100 places to work

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:41 pm

Family-friendly perks abound at this law firm: $10,000 and 90 paid days off for adoptions; partial scholarships for on-site child care; health coverage for autism, infertility, and marriage counseling; and an entire wall dedicated to the artwork of employees' children.



So, basically if none of those perks appeal to me, it is just like any other big law firm?


Even an ENTIRE WALL dedicated to the artwork of employee's children? Do you have no heart?

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Re: Alston & Bird- Fortune's top 100 places to work

Postby rad lulz » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:19 pm

It has great perks and benefits for a sweatshop

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Re: Alston & Bird- Fortune's top 100 places to work

Postby Omerta » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:34 am

rad lulz wrote:It has great perks and benefits for a sweatshop


Haha this. There are screamers at A&B just like every other firm. Each firm has their own "thing" to try to separate the fact that they are -- in essence -- identical except for the names on the letterhead. A&B branded themselves the "family friendly" biglaw firm.




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