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Long review, great benefits, nice people, but ended without notice

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Former Employee - Contract Attorney in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Contract Attorney in Boston, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Update Legal full-time (More than a year)

Pros

They have great benefits for a temp agency, including accrued vacation time. They seem to staff huge, pretty long-term projects, so it's relatively stable income for a temp agency. They have a convenient location and decent facilities.

Cons

The pay range is slightly low for this type of work. There's inadequate communication about how long projects will last. Projects may end or go on hiatus with literally no notice.

Advice to Management

Demand better communication from clients regarding project length. Enforce it with contractual penalties. If your clients are demanding bargains that goes along with a little bit of concession in other areas.

Other Employee Reviews for Update Legal

  1. Just fine when there are projects, but can be very unstable

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Contact Attorney in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Contact Attorney in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Update Legal as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Professional but laid back atmosphere; the cases are generally pretty interesting; convenient commute; overtime occasionally available. The fellow contractors tend to be friendly, interesting people.

    Cons

    The cons are the same as most other contract-attorney services. It is very boom and bust. You never know when projects will start and end. Hard to plan your life around them. The health insurance plan is very limited.


  2. Has work, not great pay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Contract Paralegal in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Contract Paralegal in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Update Legal as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They seem to have a larger volume of jobs than other agencies in NYC - especially considering the general slowdown in work because of the economy. The jobs range from short term (a couple of days) to long term (3+ months).

    Cons

    Constantly rotating recruiters. Rates for temp paralegals ranging from $18 - $22/hr - very low. They have intensive policies and procedures - you have to attend an orientation at their offices before starting a job, but the client will tell you everything you need to know, so it's really unnecessary.

    Advice to Management

    Pay recruiters more so they stay longer and develop deeper relationships with candidates.


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