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Okay to earn some money for a few years.

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Former Employee - Associate
Former Employee - Associate

I worked at Dickstein Shapiro

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Money, but not as much as at other big firms. Some really great people there.

Cons

Unfair reviews and arbitrary advancement decisions. Lots of great people there, but the bad ones are especially adept at imposing their will on people.

Advice to Management

Get control of the out of control partners.

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    Has gone downhill...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dickstein Shapiro

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Like most firms, staff and attorneys are a tiny bit cliquish, but it is not as bad here as some other places. You can still be friends with attorney, staff, and partner alike. As with all place, you have you're exceptions, but overall the people who work here are wonderful. The benefits are pretty good, and the office is locate right above a metro stop. They have diversity programs with some great speakers, and the office is really nice and brand new. They have their own cafe with is pretty decent, but also a bunch of places to eat in the lower level. There is also a gym in the building with nice equipment.

    Cons

    This place used to be a great place to work, but like many other firms in the area has been forced to cut back. The place where the cutbacks are felt the most is with staff. The amount on how they have cut back on staff has gotten to the point where the staff is unhappy (both supporting staff because they have to support as many as 3 to 4 attorneys/partners each, and attorneys who have to prepare much of their own stuff since things aren't getting done as quick as they used to.) You have some people who are incredibly busy to the point of tears and others walking around complaining about the work they don't ever seem to be working on. Maybe it was just my practice area, but management had no clue as to what was going on. When you are new, you're pretty much on you're own as far as training goes, unless you're lucky enough to find someone who wants to help you out (the great people that work there are a BIG pro). It wasn't even a year ago I used to love coming here. Now I'm glad it's over with.

    Advice to Management

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  2. Good place, good folks, could be better...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dickstein Shapiro

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, mostly everyone is friendly. Enjoyed most of my time at the firm. Firm tries to hire very bright people and places a real emphasis on professional development.

    Cons

    Biggest con was job insecurity as a result of countless attorneys departing firm and changes in leadership. Further, firm restructuring did not help ease minds. Also pay could've been better.

    Advice to Management

    Create ways for staff to feel as though their input actually matters and is acted upon. Also do something to increase morale and keep good people at the firm.


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