Blackman Kallick

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Blackman Kallick Reviews

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  1.  

    Chicago's Firm

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blackman Kallick full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good culture & clients, and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Lacking in benefits and some trainings.

  2.  

    Management lacked direction

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blackman Kallick

    Pros

    Good learning environment as worked in small teams

    Cons

    Very political between partners/senior management.

  3.  

    Blackman Kallick has always been awesome!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Attorney in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Attorney in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Blackman Kallick as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    They alwayd find work appropriate to my skills and background whetherin Medical or Environmental positions.

    Cons

    Very little contact during the jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep in touch with your employees more often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    For temporary legal work, one of the best employers out there

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contact Attorney, Document Review in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Contact Attorney, Document Review in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Blackman Kallick as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Copperative and understanding recruiting managers
    Great coworkers
    Occasional awesome snacks

    Cons

    The work (if it is document review) can still be mind-numbing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The senior recruiters and Blackman Kallick (now Plante Moran) who work with contract attorneys are awesome. They really know what we care about as attorneys and they help us balance our solo practices, family obligations, pro bono, and job interview schedules as we do temp work to help make ends meet. You will be treated as an adult and a professional here. It is too bad they only deal with contract work and there aren't opportunities to go full time. But this can be a great place to start out while you are looking.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some solid spots, but overall a downer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Auditor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Auditor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Blackman Kallick full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Friendly people
    - Good client base
    - Company is small enough where you can learn all aspects of an audit

    Cons

    - Partners are penny pinchers and do not care about work/life balance or making employees feel like they are treated well
    - Review process is very inconsistent
    - Not good training programs, company too cheap to pay for quality training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up your wallets and stop being so greedy. Employees leave here because they feel like all management cares about is billable hours and lining its own pockets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    A firm of 20 little firms competing against eachother.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Blackman Kallick

    Pros

    If you know the right people and are not from an outside firm your career will be fine.

    Cons

    The firm has a car salesman mentality. The firm is very cheap and does a poor job of retaining of retaining good talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Go for big 4 or big 10 instead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Blackman Kallick

    Pros

    Wide range of clients, industries and jobs in the firm. Firm provide many CPE courses and training to improve employee's skill sets.

    Cons

    Pay is generally lower than industry average. Poor/no benefit. Company politics. No work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are the company's assets. Make them happy and give them what they deserve.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Blackman Kallick

    Pros

    Open Door policy. Opportunities to voice opinion and input ideas.

    Cons

    Very political. Very focused on profit . No work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decrease the hours, and focus more on employees' happiness. Also, ask for employees' opinions more. Don't be so strict on promotions.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Go to Big 4, or a smaller firm if Big 4 is not for you.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Tax in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Blackman Kallick

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with other staff tax accountants

    Cons

    No bonus for staff. Separation between managment and staff. Comparatively low compensation. Teaching not emphasized in course of daily work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More emphasis on teaching, and improved benefits for staff.

    Doesn't Recommend

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