Brock & Scott, PLLC

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Brock & Scott, PLLC Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
20 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Attorney in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Attorney in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Brock & Scott, PLLC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to do real work and move up to a certain degree.

    Cons

    Lack of vision, poor leadership, shortsightedness. The management is generally out of touch, the offices are in poor condition, and employees seem dissatisfied across the board.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs better benefits and needs to treat attorneys with more respect. The company needs to pay more competitively and do a better job distinguishing between different types of employees. They desperately need some sort of 401k match.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    As a legal professional of 15 plus years this was the worst example of a law firm I have ever experienced. Stay away!!

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Brock & Scott, PLLC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can make a quick entry to learn different areas of the mortgage default industry.

    Cons

    Unequal pay, racism, sexism, instability, no pay raises, and incompetent managers. The senior management and HR care nothing about its' employees. All is geared towards the owners and a small elite circle earning big dollars while the remaining staff of 500 plus employees are overworked and underpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unequal pay, racism, sexism, instability, no pay raises, and incompetent managers. The senior management and HR care nothing about its' employees. All is geared towards the owners and a small elite circle earning big dollars while the remaining staff of 500 plus employees are overworked and underpaid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Miserable, avoid at all costs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Wilmington, NC

    I have been working at Brock & Scott, PLLC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Nice co-workers
    -flexible schedule, especially if you're a student

    Cons

    -little room for advancement
    -high expectations, little compensation
    -NEPOTISM, NEPOTISM, NEPOTISM, NEPOTISM, NEPOTISM, NEPOTISM, NEPOTISM... Oh, and nepotism
    -training is sub par, at best. you're largely force to learn the job as you go.
    -the most experience people are loaded down with work while the favorites are free to skate through their days
    -apparently managers are allowed to block transfers between departments
    -management doesn't seem to care about their employees
    -don't take anyone's word for anything unless it's written down and notarized, that includes everyone from managers to the partners
    -it's like a blackhole. once you're in it's hell to get out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Immediate management: stop treating employees like numbers. the company is far too small to treat someone like a number that can be shuffled at your will.
    -upper management: look at what your managers are doing to your lower level employees. there is a reason why you have ~50% retention and, no, not all of it is due to college students moving for various reasons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible experience

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Wilmington, NC

    I worked at Brock & Scott, PLLC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They don't care how you dress and if you are a manager favorite you can text all day

    Cons

    Had 2 managers. Both were moronic, egotistical and vengeful. Favoritism ran rampant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try being honest and treating employees with respect. The environment you have created is not conducive to productivity. Everything is very negative. To make extra cash you should give seminars on how not to run a company. I worked there for 3 very long years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not worth anyone's time to work here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Brock & Scott, PLLC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I met some really nice people, but don't worry. You can also look as dressed up or as horrible as you want to look. Once you aren't working there anymore, no one will talk to you. Very cult like.

    Cons

    *Don't get pregnant. They'll fire you.
    * Don't unearth a shady accounting error. You'll get fired.
    * Sexual harassment training is done so often because someone is always being a troll/creeper.
    * They'll move you to another state, and THEN, fire you.
    * Don't ever have your medical history faxed to the office. Everyone can see it.
    * Can't ever be truly ethical and get ahead there, which is so backwards.
    * Don't ever threaten to speak out against the company. They will threaten litigation and criminal prosecution.
    * Favoritism runs rampant. No attempts are made to cover it. It's blatant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Practice good hiring practices. As someone else said in another review. .. Your employees can make or break you. Care about your employees. The people who are doing a good job should be acknowledged. Most of the time employees are in the dark workout feeling appreciated which creates a lot of stress for everyone. Having layoffs every week doesn't do anyone any good either. Just hire the right people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Brock & Scott provided a steady paycheck but not much in terms of career advancement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Wilmington, NC

    I worked at Brock & Scott, PLLC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you enjoy an office environment with plenty of paperwork then this job could work for you!

    Cons

    Tasks become repetitive as most clients are the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide incentives to move up in one's career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Torturous!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brock & Scott, PLLC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some of the people are nice....maybe. I think they might mean well.

    Cons

    Management is clueless!!!!! And there are too many of them. And they don't like it if you are more knowledgeable. ( I was told by one manager "I think you were hired to humiliate me".) It seems from all the mistakes and sheer ignorance of management, that they were hired because they "knew" someone in the firm, not because they actually knew what they were doing.

    Ironically, I was hired as a manager and then never allowed to perform as one. In other words, I was bs'ed into taking the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would you rather make $10 million in one year and nothing else...
    or $20 million over the next 5 years?

    Stop prevaricating.

    Always remember, in order to make money, you must spend money. (I thought anyone who was in business at least knew this basic rule!) You can acquire all the clients you want, but if you don't hire the necessary staff to fulfill your promises....

    Get to know your employees and their work because those are the people who will make or break you. And when someone with 18 years in the industry points out that something is not up to standard, listen. You never know, 6 months later, it'll save you from getting raked over the coals and threatened by your biggest client.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nightmare on Greed Street

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, NC

    I have been working at Brock & Scott, PLLC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    In the right position, you can learn a vast amount about the mortgage, foreclosure and bankruptcy industry. Also, there are some nice people that work here. That's about it.

    Cons

    Management/HR is very secretive about the direction the company is going. One day they are promising reviews, and then reveal they are pushing them off later in the year. Most companies give reviews once every 6 months; some people here have not received one in over a year. Raises – if given at all – seem to be based off of favoritism, rather than merit and hard work. Perpetual lies sprout like weeds about why they cannot give raises. For almost a year now, it has been due to “budget evaluations.” Low wages are especially a concern. Senior management claims they cannot afford to pay employees more. Meanwhile, Brock & Scott is in the process of acquiring other law firms. It is believed that some people also get bonuses, however it is not internally disclosed as to how you receive them.

    Management’s main concern is making sure they look good. However, none of them really do anything that is “hands-on” with any process, except check emails. Many of those in upper management have either been here since the company started (or know someone who has) and got there, again, by favoritism – rather than education or experience.

    This company does not value 99% their employees, nor do they trust us. A true, professional company is transparent in most business actions with its employees in mind. It lets them know where the company stands on all levels – financially, growth-wise, and overall long-term outlook. B&S receives an “F” in all categories, plus some. If you only want to feel like a liability, not an asset to this company, then this is the place for you. If the only company news you want to hear is when a layoff is coming next, this is a dream job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourself. Then, hire people who have actual management experience with professional companies. Develop a process for hiring only those who pass a drug test. Have a desire to hire people who are the best and want to learn to develop a career. Stop hiring mediocre, high-school educated people at minimum wage and then complain about the quality of work they produce. It would also be nice to see the attorneys take a part in understanding the departments that support them and the failing management in the departments they oversee, instead of just doing file reviews.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Management is deceptive.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Attorney
    Former Employee - Attorney

    I worked at Brock & Scott, PLLC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Coworkers and middle managers are great. The compensation was adequate and the benefits were good. The firm provided good training for the staff.

    Cons

    Senior management can't be trusted. I ask for and received specific assurances prior to joining the firm. Senior management did not keep those promises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your word, don't make assurances you do not intend to keep.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    An interesting learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brock & Scott, PLLC full-time

    Pros

    Generally nice employees. Flexible work schedule. Opportunity to learn more about the different areas of law that are practiced by Brock and Scott.

    Cons

    Unstructured organization. Management not willing to explain how the organization is structure and what ones has to accomplish to progress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get down out of the "white tower" and visit the front lines.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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