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Overall very positive with some room for improvement.

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Current Employee - Contract Attorney  in  Austin, TX
Current Employee - Contract Attorney in Austin, TX

I have been working at Special Counsel full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

The staffing coordinators are very friendly and personable. If you build a personal relationship with them, they will go above and beyond to find a project that is the right fit for you. They want all of us to succeed. Some of the projects also have flexible scheduling, although it just depends on the client.

Cons

The downsides of working here are the same for contract work in general, in that the projects are not always consistent and there is no guarantee of future employment. The benefits are not great either. There are multiple plans to choose from but they end up being rather pricey for the coverage you receive.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The holiday and vacation/bonus pay programs are designed to reward people who have worked a lot of hours for the company over the year, but the requirements are way too stringent and often don't end up rewarding deserving employees (for example, we are required to work the day before and the day after a holiday to qualify for seven hours of holiday pay - makes it difficult to have a life outside of work and still get the modicum of benefits offered).

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Other Reviews for Special Counsel

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very pleasant experience

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

    I have been working at Special Counsel as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    One of the largest legal staffing company

    Cons

    It's document review, I signed up for this job knowing that it could get dull.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no complaints. Overall, positive experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fair and honest people to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Attorney  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Consulting Attorney in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Special Counsel as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Honest and hard working, the folks at Special Counsel actually care about the contractors they employ.

    Cons

    Salaries tend to be on the low-end of the spectrum. Lots of red tape when dealing with the Adecco corporate office.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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