Barrett Daffin Frappier Reviews

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Going Downhill

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Barrett Daffin Frappier full-time

    Pros

    There are friendly co-workers in my department. You do not have to take your work home with you. The interview process was fairly easy.

    Cons

    Partners and upper management are stand-offish and appear intimidating. There is no room for advancement, either in position or salary. There is no compensation for hard work or going above and beyond.

    Advice to Management

    Physical recognition of hard work would be appreciated. It doesn't even have to be monetary...even a pizza party would be nice. The company desperately needs a morale boost.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Perhaps one of the worst places I have ever worked. I literally became suicidal while working there

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Billing in Addison, TX
    Current Employee - Billing in Addison, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Barrett Daffin Frappier full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary was decent....though benefits were not. Comfortable office.

    Cons

    Totally unrealistic expectations, horrible supervisors and directors. Training is never available, there are NO manuals or standardized workflows for ANYTHING. No investment in employees through training. You are literally thrown to the wolves.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of useless mid-management, overpaid slave drivers. Also, reward good work and create more incentives. Good work was never recognized.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Horrible culture/environment

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    Former Employee - Case Manager in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Addison, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barrett Daffin Frappier full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay and paid time off.

    Cons

    Disingenuous H.R. department, unapproachable management, unfriendly and cold coworkers. Overall, toxic and unhealthy workplace. Sadly, management does not care. Morale was nonexistent.

    Advice to Management

    Every manager at BDFTE should immediately enroll in the Dale Carnegie course.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Attorney

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    Former Employee - Attorney in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Attorney in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Barrett Daffin Frappier full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Willing to hire Attorney right out of law school

    Cons

    Sweat Shop mentality. No respect, foul mouth insecure partner who needed to belittle others to make herself feel important. Sr. Partner knew this but made excuses for this individual because partner in question went to trial often. It came to a head when this partner suffered a nervous breakdown at work (no one can be that insecure and petty without doing internal damage to her own soul) and BBWCDF were sanctioned for it's horrible practices.

    Advice to Management

    Learn Professionalism and personal responsibility for mistakes made


  6. Helpful (3)

    It's a job that pays bills

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Barrett Daffin Frappier full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It pays the bills, and nothing else really.

    Cons

    Micromanaged. So many Supervisors, Managers, Directors, Associate Directors who take all the credit from the rest. The workers aren't compensated for anything. Work holidays with no extra pay, no bonuses, good luck on a raise. Treated like dirt, constantly being watched.

    Advice to Management

    Cut upper management in half and give that salary to your employees. The work will be better as the environment will be better. Morale! Listen to your employees. Give them motivation and the work will speak for itself. Go around and get to know your employees. As a CEO or Partner how could you not take 30 minutes out of your year to shake all 500 employees hands and say Thanks! Ive seen them before, but I guarantee they don't know my name... because they dont care. Get to know your people.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Worked you to death

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Attorney in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Attorney in Addison, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Work was easy and somewhat challenging Recognized for hardwork but not rewarded There are some good people that made it worthwhile

    Cons

    High volume churn and burn shop Work can be monotonous Very deadline driven Everything is number driven Management did not care

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your employees with respect and maybe they will work harder.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Law Firm of Last Resort

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Addison, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Addison, TX

    Pros

    The firm is willing to hire lawyers right out of law school. There is little work to be taken home in the evenings or on weekends. Much of the work is very routine. The billable hour requirement is reasonable.

    Cons

    There is no discussion of partnership opportunity. It is a "factory" law firm; although volume is key, lawyers see only a small part of the file without working the case to completion. More respect is given to non-lawyer managers and long time (but frequently unprofessional) support staff than lawyers. Lawyers are required to clock-in and clock-out, and are given a hard time for occasionally needing to leave work early, but not rewarded for occasionally staying late.

    Advice to Management

    Create more of a community among the lawyers. Consider putting all the lawyers in an area together to create more of a law firm atmosphere for them. Once the lawyers are acquainted with one another, they will be better able to support each other. Recognize that experienced lawyers are accustomed to a "law firm culture," and can be shocked and dissatisfied by the difference at this office.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Stable, but micromanaged with no room for growth

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bankruptcy Case Manager I
    Former Employee - Bankruptcy Case Manager I
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Barrett Daffin Frappier full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stable job Average pay Good benefits Nice location

    Cons

    Severely micromanaged (office-space style, with 5 managers for each employee) Absolutely zero opportunity for upward mobility no raises

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging employees. If the work gets done quickly and it's good quality, that's really all that matters.



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