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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

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    Poor Management w/High Turnover

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Update Legal full-time

    Pros

    Easy, people was crappy degrees from crappy schools, easy to get a job, easy screening process.

    Cons

    Upper management is poor and under-qualified. Crappy benefits, no opportunity for personal or professional growth. Raises are nominal with no real increase in salary. High turnover rate.

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

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    Current Contractor - Contact Attorney in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Contact Attorney in San Francisco, CA

    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.

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