Dickstein Shapiro

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Dickstein Shapiro Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
16 Reviews
2.8
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    You can find something better

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    Current Employee - Business Professional
    Current Employee - Business Professional

    I have been working at Dickstein Shapiro full-time

    Pros

    Kind and intelligent people at all levels

    Cons

    Very little communication from leadership
    Periodic lay offs
    Low morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open in your communication firm wide and show some appreciation for your people

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dickstein Shapiro full-time

    Pros

    - work life balance
    - salary
    - commitment to the overall community
    - Caring management
    - good raises

    Cons

    - Lots of overtime during certain times of the year (I guess can be expected within any industry)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Hard to say where the firm is going

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dickstein Shapiro

    Pros

    People are great for the most part.

    Cons

    Not a lot of chance for advancement. Uncertain future given the reduction in attorneys and staff.

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  5.  

    Playing favorites...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Dickstein Shapiro full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Small environment, you get to know everyone. Teammates genuinely care about you and work well together. Attempts are made to ensure that everyone is happy - but without fixing some of the problems, hard to overcome.

    Cons

    Leadership plays favorites - no basis for some decisions. Creates a clique type team environment where there is animosity between teammates - and you feel as though you're constantly being put down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Working through some issues

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dickstein Shapiro

    Pros

    Stable, and some well-recognized groups. Folks are generally nice, but sometimes unwilling to confront the problems.

    Cons

    Poor communication from management; the usual big-law work-life balance (or lack thereof). Bad press this year.

  7.  

    Disappointed

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Dickstein Shapiro full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent training opportunities, compensation was nothing to sneeze at (very competitive), benefits were equally competitive.

    Cons

    Working at Dickstein Shapiro felt very much to be in a "family" environment, until the managing partner, Angelo Arcadipane, left and Mike Nannes took the position. This change, coupled with the growth of the firm through mergers and acquisitions, proved this to no longer be the case. The feeling of being part of a "team" effort was lost to the majority being out for "themselves".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Business Professional

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    Former Employee - Confidential (Business Professional) in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Confidential (Business Professional) in Washington, DC

    I worked at Dickstein Shapiro full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Intelligent and professional people. This used to be a great place to work, with many programs and initiatives to promote work life balance and development. Lately, there is no communication.

    Cons

    Job security. You never know when they are going to do a round of lay-offs and there's no communication on the issues going on. There is a strong disconnect in the message and what is being done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Legal Secretary/Administrative Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dickstein Shapiro

    Pros

    A friendly working environment. The firm treated their staff very well and were extremely understanding and generous.

    Cons

    Having to deal with D.C. firm for certain issues.

  10.  

    This used to be a great place to work but the top leadership has changed and nobody believes in the core values anymore.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dickstein Shapiro

    Pros

    Tough to say now. I really like my manager but I feel like all the good managers are leaving.

    Cons

    Top leadership isn't communicating with staff. We usually get raises in July but they said they were deferring raises until December. None of us feel like we're getting the real story.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention when the best managers leave because the staff isn't far behind them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the best firms to work for

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    Former Employee - Senior Paralegal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Paralegal in New York, NY

    I worked at Dickstein Shapiro full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, decent benefits, a lot of staff support, Incentive bonuses in addition to regular bonus, great pay (for attorneys and staff)

    Cons

    Stress of not getting your billable hours of it's slow

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