Blatt Hasenmiller Leibsker & Moore

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

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

I worked at Blatt Hasenmiller Leibsker & Moore full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a place you want to work

    • 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 Blatt Hasenmiller Leibsker & Moore

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • 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 Blatt Hasenmiller Leibsker & Moore

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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