59 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date

 

Be prepared for a high paced environment, high expectations and strict company policies

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Staff - Paralegal  in  Cincinnati, OH
Former Employee - Staff - Paralegal in Cincinnati, OH

I worked at Lerner, Sampson, & Rothfuss full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

The compensation is good for all that is expected of the employees. If you are there to work hard and you shine above others, it will be noticed. Advancement opportunities are high for heavy producers.

Cons

Some managers need training in how to manage employees and teams. Also, at times there are periods of mandatory overtime. The organization cannot always predict sudden surges in volume though.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest in management training sessions for your leaders.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Lerner, Sampson, & Rothfuss

  1.  

    NOT a nice place!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lerner, Sampson, & Rothfuss full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I've worked with some great people (who unfortunately are not appreciated).

    Cons

    Management is terrible. The ones making the decisions have no clue what works best and do not seek or want input from the support staff. Salary isn't bad but not worth the stress and frustration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN to the people who actually do the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Un-awesome place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Case Management Attorney  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Case Management Attorney in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Lerner, Sampson, & Rothfuss full-time

    Pros

    You get paid. Most of the people who work there are great people (a shame they're treated the way they are).

    Cons

    1. Leadership is seriously lacking. The "leaders" seem to be under-educated non-attorneys who tell the attorneys how to do their jobs. They frequently complain if an attorney uses his (gulp) professional discretion to do something different than what has been done before. Frequently the expectations between non-attorney managers and (important) entities like judges and clients cannot be reconciled. They don't care. You do it how they demand it in house or you'll be disciplined. It makes no sense. The work product has steadily gone downhill because of this bowing down to internal managers instead of providing the best work product possible.

    2. The workplace encourages spying and tattling rather than hard work and productivity. If you step a foot out of line, someone will report you. This may even include whether you're using the restroom too often. People may report false information during your review so the lowest possible raise (or no raise) will be given. Morale is extraordinarily low. If you so much as leave the office to grab a sandwich, you are required to make up the time. If you talk to someone else about a topic that is not work-related, the contents of your conversation will be reported to managers. Certain members of the staff have been seen loitering outside the closed doors of attorneys to eavesdrop for the purpose of turning them in. It's a running joke in the office that there is a staff quota for reporting bad things about the attorneys. Nearly all the managers and supervisors are the worst offenders, so I wouldn't be surprised if it's true. This leads to an unnecessarily tense relationship in the office. (To be fair, I'm sure the staff feels the opposite is true. There are a few attorneys who do the same thing, although most of the attorneys try not to).

    3. There is no employee loyalty. It doesn't matter how long you've been there. It doesn't matter how good you are at your job. They will cut a long term employee for a newer one they can pay less. They hire temps so they can avoid paying out benefits, sick leave and vacation, and then cut them in favor of different temps when they've been there too long. This leads to very shoddy work because there is constantly a new rotation of staff doing various things.

    This really is a terrible place to work. The work is adversarial and you're constantly berated by courts, defense attorneys and society at large. But what makes it unbearable is that you're also constantly being attacked from inside the office as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of almost all the managers, shift focus of work to quality instead of quantity and attempt to care about the people you employ.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Lerner, Sampson, & Rothfuss.

Worked for Lerner, Sampson, & Rothfuss? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.