Compare Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith vs Wood Smith Henning & Berman BETA

See how Wood Smith Henning & Berman vs. Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.9
(based on 230 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.9
(based on 52 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.8
Career Opportunities
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.5
Compensation & Benefits
2.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.1
Work-life balance
2.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.6
Senior Management
2.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.7
Culture & Values
2.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith Ceo Robert Lewis
59%
59%Robert Lewis
CEO Approval
Wood Smith Henning & Berman Ceo Daniel A. Berman
56%
56%Daniel A. Berman
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
38%
% Recommend to a friend
49%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
41%
Positive Business Outlook
56%

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What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Work environment"(in 12 reviews)
"Billing"(in 10 reviews)
Pros
"Wshb"(in 7 reviews)
"Depositions"(in 6 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Secretaries"(in 16 reviews)
"No 401k match"(in 10 reviews)
Cons
"Secretaries"(in 5 reviews)
"High billable hours"(in 5 reviews)
Featured Review
"Big Law"17 Mar 2020

Former Employee - Decline to State

I worked at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great people, solid pay, flexible work environment.

Cons

Varies by office, high billable hours.

Advice to Management

none

Current Employee - Legal Assistant

I have been working at Wood Smith Henning & Berman full-time for more than a year

Pros

It is a steady paycheck, if you are lucky, you will actually work with personable staff that are actually quite pleasant to work with and bright.

Cons

You will get the bare minimum, very little PTO a year, extremely high insurance premiums, I'm talking more than $800 per paycheck for a family plan, very little transparency, extremely high... expectations for the attorneys and paralegals with the billable requirement. The set up as to the chain of command is nonsensical and many of the important questions staff may have is made via an informal method because you do not have direct access to ask your questions concerning any issues you may have. Even though you have to adhere to strict expectations, if you need something, your emails go by unanswered. They want to act like big shot law firms, yet have a backwards thinking towards how they treat the support staff pretty much forbidding flexible work policies and remote work even in the current health situation. No company matched 401k, no short term disability offered unless you pay for it, Forced arbitration agreement to be signed as condition of employment- highly anti-employee friendly culture is prominent here and although colleagues are actually nice to work with it does not make up for the stifling environment fostered by the firm.

Advice to Management

If you want to be a place where people say positive things about the company, please look at what other law firms are doing and treat your employees better. Many times there is this belief that only... people that are disgruntled come and leave bad reviews but in this situation, it really is a way for other prospective employees to know what they are getting themselves into. I would say that unless you are DESPERATE for a job or do not mind working for a company that has abysmal health and personal benefits, then come on down.

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