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Legal Assistant at BASF
in Durham, NC

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"The worst company I have worked for in over 20 years."

What do you like about working at BASF?

"The fact that I am no longer there is the best part of the company"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Look fo another position in a company that treats you like an individual and not a puppet."

What don't you like about working at BASF?

"The Generaral Counsel is a mad man with no ethics"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Fire all of them and start over with people that can do the job."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Legal Assistant at Suttell & Hammer
in Bellevue, WA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"The majority of the staff are overworked and underpaid."

What do you like about working at Suttell & Hammer?

"The opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in the legal field."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The hiring process is very lax, they effectively sell the company to the interviewee as opposed to the other way around."

What don't you like about working at Suttell & Hammer?

"Employees are pressured not to take breaks, as management is only concerned with productivity. Speaking with co-workers is not advised. Cell phone use, even in the bathroom, is strictly prohibited. Vacation hours are earned each pay period, making it difficult to take multiple days off in a row. If the office closes for some reason they will automatically use this time as pay. Video cameras are positioned all over the firm and are routed to several peoples computers. Mistakes are made at the expense of defendants, due to the systemic lack of formal training and the constant stress to increase output. With no HR department established, those who attempt to communicate an area of concern are routinely fired, ignored or belittled. Many of the low level supervisors are promoted for criticizing others behind closed doors. These circumstances, in addition to random without cause terminations, result in an extremely high level of turnover. Most of the firm's 60+ employees are under the age of 25, seemingly because they are inexperienced and therefore more readily conditioned to this kind of environment."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Value, respect, and understand the needs of your employees. Happy hours once a month are no substitution for professional decency."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Legal Assistant at City of Detroit
in Detroit, MI

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Great learning experience."

What do you like about working at City of Detroit?

"I enjoy the work that I do. I'm not presently unemployed."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Look somewhere else for a job. You stay may be short here."

What don't you like about working at City of Detroit?

"As a no-union employee if the company looses money wages go down. This is a municipality we don't sell goods so my financial sustainability is threatened."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Cut all waste and stop cutting employees income. Executives should manage the budgets that were given to them and stop over spending. This causes job loss."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Legal Assistant at Law Offices of Glenn T. Litwak
in Santa Monica, CA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"This place is fun and exciting to work, never a dull moment, always busy."

What do you like about working at Law Offices of Glenn T. Litwak?

"It's very flexible. I can make my own hours and take time off whenever I need it."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"You cannot be shy, closed to experiences ad introverted socially."

What don't you like about working at Law Offices of Glenn T. Litwak?

"Sometimes there isn't too much to do. Lots of down time."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I think the management is fine the way it is."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Legal Assistant at Iowa Health System
in Des Moines, IA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Tje job was not a good fit for me."

What do you like about working at Iowa Health System?

"Most of the people were pleasant to work with, especially the other legal assistants."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"You will need previous medical/legal experience, and quite possibly a degree."

What don't you like about working at Iowa Health System?

"I did not get enough training to peform my job properly."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"This position requires more training than what is being given."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Legal Assistant at LA Business Personnel
in Los Angeles, CA

What do you like about working at LA Business Personnel?

"The agents at the company find me work on a weekly basis."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Yes. Prepare for disappointments and setbacks. Sometimes you really like a company, but you have to remember it is only temporary."

What don't you like about working at LA Business Personnel?

"The assignments I am sent on are for a temporary basis and I am looking for a more permanent, stable employment."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would not suggest much. The fact that the industry is the way it is, I don't think I would change anything."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Legal Assistant at Stryker
in Mahwah, NJ

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"This is a wonderful place to work, very empowering and collegial."

What do you like about working at Stryker?

"The environment is wonderful, the work is meaningful, and the company impacts the lives of it's customers in a tremendously positive manner."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be very patient, if you are able to wait several months this is a great company to work for."

What don't you like about working at Stryker?

"It is very frustrating to be in a temporary position for such an extended period of time. I wish Human Resources had more resouces!"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Streamline the process for retaining talent. Take advantage of automation to improve efficiency."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Legal Assistant at Shearman & Sterling
in New York City, NY

What do you like about working at Shearman & Sterling?

"Everyone has a strong work ethic at Shearman and Sterling. There is always a sense of urgency and drive to work hard and do what is best for the client."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Great people, but the corporate law firm culture does not allow for work-life balance. Always spontaneous and on call."

What don't you like about working at Shearman & Sterling?

"No work life balance. No room for change to improve methods."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would emphasis a work-life balance. Encourage people to work, but at the same time make sure they are happy employees."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Legal Assistant at Prins Law Firm
in San Antonio, TX

What do you like about working at Prins Law Firm?

"My boss and the client contact. Love the office work I did."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Show that you have a desire to further your education in the legal field."

What don't you like about working at Prins Law Firm?

"No vendor contact or enough client contact. It was very minimal."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"More training for office staff on accounting procedures and on filing procedures."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Legal Assistant at Law Office of Rafael Crespo Jr
in San Francisco, CA

What do you like about working at Law Office of Rafael Crespo Jr?

"The atmosphere at the office is inviting and easy to work in. If I have a question or concern, I can take care of it in a timely manner and in the appropriate fashion."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Keep an open mind and understand that this job can build on skills you already have and it will help to give you further insight into the industry."

What don't you like about working at Law Office of Rafael Crespo Jr?

"The lack of opportunity to move up and expand my career. I want to be able to move up in and further my chosen career."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management should be looking to expand and retain the talent in order to maintain a certain level of relevancy in this economy."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Legal Assistant at The Cartwright Law Firm
in Houston, TX

What do you like about working at The Cartwright Law Firm?

"Great business atmosphere and sharpened my skills in the legal aspect. I was able to continue to grow and learn everyday."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Stay true to your self, know details about the company and be honest."

What don't you like about working at The Cartwright Law Firm?

"There was nothing I did not like about the company."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep doing what you are doing and don't change any of the values of the company."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Legal Assistant at OKH&C
in Nashville, TN

What do you like about working at OKH&C?

"The staff is very supportive of each other and the administration is supportive of the staff and their needs"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be honest about who you are and your wants and needs, professionally speaking. Don't lie just to get the job. Otherwise you'll be unhappy, and no one should be unhappy with their job."

What don't you like about working at OKH&C?

"My immediate supervisor makes having a great day at work a challenge."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Expect and exude professionalism. Anything less makes the firm look bad."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Legal Assistant at Wiesneth Law Offices
in Terre Haute, IN

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Stressful, they demean employees, harrass, unprofessional, no family time"

What do you like about working at Wiesneth Law Offices?

"I enjoyed the clients and my job duties. The clients is what made it worth working there."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Ask about benefits, overtime compensaiton. Ask how their training works (unprofessional and the paralegal does most of the training which if you are nterviewing for the Legal Asst. position for processing cases, she knows NOTHING about processing) they have no professional training, nor do they have professional meetings) I cannot stress to possible employees, please do not work here. Especially, if you have a family with kids in school.....think twice about this as a future employer!"

What don't you like about working at Wiesneth Law Offices?

"The boss and paralegal is demeaning toward the employees, they get away with harrassment, and they are unprofessional in many ways. They treat you good while you are new but eventually you will see the true side to this office. The paralegal has caused a great deal of the issues with former employees. He and the paralegal has threatened employees jobs to get what they want. Family time will be decreased to a minimum, no extra compensation for extra hours worked, stress is too much to even explain...you will cry and your stomach will cramp just to walk to the building. I know of 4 employees that have been on medication to help them get through the day."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The management is unprofessional. He has no experience in management at all. An early 20's attorney that does not know anything about management and studders even when talking to clients. Which I have had to jump in and help him with angry clients. They need someone who is fair and will not let what the paralegal does to other employees be tolerated. they need a strong, experienced, well-educated manager"

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Legal Assistant at Law Offices of Theodore Fogliani

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Good experience for temporary part-time job."

What do you like about working at Law Offices of Theodore Fogliani?

"This was a great opportunity to learn how an attorneys office conducted business and managed its office."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The attorneys are busy and staying on top of their files, calendars and appointments is important."

What don't you like about working at Law Offices of Theodore Fogliani?

"There wasn't anything I did not like. The experience was good."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"To be more organized. I updated and reorganized many files during my employment."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Legal Assistant at Herrick, Feinstein

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Not Trustworthy"

What do you like about working at Herrick, Feinstein?

"The people I worked directly with and the coffee provided."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Since there is no loyalty or moral compass, do not waste your time interviewing."

What don't you like about working at Herrick, Feinstein?

"They are not trustworthy and have absolutely no loyalty to longtime employees or any employee for that matter."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Do not hide disloyalty and immoral decisions under the guise of just business. Find the meaning of a good moral compass."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
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