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6 days ago

Asbestos Docket Clerk San Francisco

Schiff Hardin San Francisco, CA

• Reviews and inputs all court filings, notices, orders, deposition-related materials, discovery, correspondence, and other case-related materials… Glassdoor

6 days ago

Records Assistant Lake Forest

Schiff Hardin United States

and participation in the planning and implementation of new services and procedures regarding filing protocols for both electronic and hard copy… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Lateral Partner Recruiting Coordinator Chicago

Schiff Hardin Chicago, IL

• Supports the Chairman and/or practice group leaders to source candidates through various methods, including internal referral and leads and search… Glassdoor

13 days ago

Continuing Legal Education Coordinator Chicago

Schiff Hardin Chicago, IL

• Maintains Attorney Development page on Firms intranet, posts, updates, distributes and maintains attorney training information for upcoming… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Senior Litigation Support Specialist Chicago

Schiff Hardin Chicago, IL

include consulting with case teams, advising on best practices, and guiding the team in the decision-making process to ensure that the most… Glassdoor

Schiff Hardin Reviews

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    Former Employee - Support Staff (Non-attorney)  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Support Staff (Non-attorney) in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Schiff Hardin full-time for more than 8 years


    None. None. None. None.


    The place is run by admins that don't understand the necessary details or importance of the employees jobs. Then they make lower level employees take the blame. The worst part is that this is common knowledge and everyone looks the other way, especially if they are not being blamed. The firm lost many excellent employees that cared about the work and showed the importance and the reasons why the details matter. Too bad the admins just care about budget and trying to stay under budget. The employees that are left are overwhelmed with double and triple duties/responsibilities and struggle with work/life balance until they are ultimately burned out. They also exclaim about diversity and then hire and treat most staff members poorly and the expectation has been that you should be grateful to be treated poorly. Forget about involving HR for assistance, since key members of the firm retired. HR routinely exclaims that if you have an issue, leave. Too bad the attorneys are not paying attention to staff and are not taking part in providing evaluations of the great staff members that are left. If the attorneys intervened the place might have a shot in becoming decent again.

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    Try to prove a work/life balance for the staff and actually learn what each job responsibility and role has been designed to assist with everyday before giving a poor review to a staff member. Treat the staff like people that bleed with actual feelings. Stop taking for granted the remaining staff. The managing partner should meet with staff or provide an anonymous way for the staff to communicate the way they have been conditioned to take daily abuse from certain attorneys and all the HR reps. Bring Betty out of retirement!!!!!

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