Blatt Hasenmiller Leibsker & Moore

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Updated July 4, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Communication Breakdown/ Poor Training

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    Former Employee - Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blatt Hasenmiller Leibsker & Moore full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is $. Pretty nice people overall. It's a learning experience. You pretty much have to figure stuff out on your own

    Cons

    Left hand doesn't know what the right is doing. Blame game on clerks for being slow when supervisors and attorneys make mistakes

    Advice to Management

    Communicate. Train. Communicate! Don't blame clerks for management/attorney mistakes. Supervisors should know ins and outs of clerk positions.


  2. Legal Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blatt Hasenmiller Leibsker & Moore full-time

    Pros

    The opportunity to work independently and to work over-time hours as well. The benefits were great to.

    Cons

    Managers were not fully engaged in what their team members were doing

    Advice to Management

    Reward your staff with bonuses and decent pay raises.


  3. Limited opportunity

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

    Pros

    Good 401(k) plan and health benefits. Centrally located in Chicago Loop. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Ownership is fixated on bottom line, and people suffer as a result. Morale is in the dumps and for good reason... No effort made by ownership to develop loyalty among employees. Compensation is dreadfully low and hard work will not get you a raise. Accomplishments are not recognized (both financially or verbally). As a result, people are complacent, don't work hard, and turnover is high. There are no opportunities for long-term professional development. So those with ambition leave after a few years (very few senior staff members stay for more than 5-6 years). There is ZERO opportunity for advancement. This is the definition of a dead-end job.

    Advice to Management

    The entire staff is unhappy. Change the culture and take steps that make people want to work there. Recognize accomplishments with a fair bonus/raise structure. Pay people fairly. Create opportunities for growth and development.


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  5. not good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    casual friday, perfect attendance bonus, new office location, loop office easy to get to

    Cons

    extremely low pay micromanagement lack of communication VERY high turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    take time to talk to your employees!! you need to train people for longer and how about a "hey everyone lets welcome XYZ to our office who will be in charge of XYZ" instead of letting us scratch our heads without knowing who is who.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Stressful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blatt Hasenmiller Leibsker & Moore part-time

    Pros

    Fun environment and great co-workers. The internal procedures are well defined and there is open communication throughout the firm.

    Cons

    The wages here are very, very low. They do not really do much to try to retain talented workers. Their business model anticipates high turnover and is designed for it.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more competitive compensation


  7. Helpful (2)

    Not enough pay for the workload

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Attorneys are really very good.

    Cons

    Supervision is lacking in tact and patience


  8. Helpful (2)

    the worst in my working career, have never seen policies made to destroy moral

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    Former Employee - Collection Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Collection Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blatt Hasenmiller Leibsker & Moore full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    downtown location, close to transportation, offers 401k, vacation and healh

    Cons

    partners and management have no reasonable ethics, they have a large turnover and care nothing about their collections staff..also their pay/bonus structure is unrealistic..stay away!!

    Advice to Management

    none, they know everything


  9. Helpful (3)

    The few perks of working there do not compensate for the overall negative experience

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    Former Employee - Legal in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Legal in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blatt Hasenmiller Leibsker & Moore full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company offers decent benefits available to all full-time employees: medical, dental, vision, 401k, etc. There's also disability, life insurance, and other basic benefits. If people put in the effort and do well in their positions, it's somewhat easy to get moved around to other positions to gain experience and/or break the daily monotony involved (although getting raises for changing positions is a whole other story) The company is in an accessible location by Metra or CTA in the downtown financial district. The schedule can be flexible and you get 15 paid days off throughout the year. (This is both for vacation and sick days)

    Cons

    The main reason that people get fed up and leave this company so quickly is due to poor management. There is very little constructive feedback or criticism given at any level, but make one mistake and the reprimands are in no short supply. Senior management is laser focused on the bottom line and meeting monthly goals, this leaves the professional and personal development of employees as an afterthought. Training is inconsistent and the lack of communication between all departments in the company is astounding. This again leads to low morale and high-turnover. The pay is low compared to other law firms for similar work. Although the benefits package offered is generous, making the contributions every pay period in order to get those benefits is not easy when your pay is not that much higher of someone in the food service industry.

    Advice to Management

    It seems like Management has become accustomed and complacent to the high-turnover without realizing that the time and money spent on filling openings all the time is better spent rewarding the people who are there every day and would like to continue to grow in their careers. Focus on creating a work environment where people are treated like adults and appreciated for their work.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Not a place you want to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Benefits are OK and vacation/sick days are pretty comparable to other organizations. Better than unemployment, but only by a little.

    Cons

    The partners have no respect for the employees. Everyone is afraid they are going to be fired. Constant threats of being 'written up' for every little thing you do. No room for learning from you mistakes - you'll be fired first.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to learn about modern (last 2-3 decades) managements styles. They still operate in the authoritarian model and do not share any information with the employees. At least read a book on management - that couldn't hurt.


  11. Helpful (2)

    They treat their employees like they treat the debtors they collect on.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It will provide you with a paycheck and you do you have the opportunity to learn about how to maintain a good credit score.

    Cons

    The management does not care about their workers. They have a business model built on one thing...the bottom line and they do not care about how they reach it. This business will casually toss aside any one of it's excellent workers without a second glance to get to the bottom line. Their communication abilities are abysmal and it is surprising that they are able to maintain any type of profit with the grave errors that are caused by simple miscommunications.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your staff like you would any process that might help you turn out suits faster. You have a very talented and (only the lord knows why) invested staff. Yet you do not help them to develop and prosper and in turn help your company succeed.



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