Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu

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Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu Reviews

Updated September 1, 2014
Updated September 1, 2014
6 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    No room for growth

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    Former Employee - Paralegal  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY

    I worked at Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice people, depending on which partner you worked for, but other support staff are comprised of lifer's and young recent college graduates; health benefits; 401K

    Cons

    No room for growth or promotions - salary increases were minimal; work was repetitive and mostly drafting letters or applications; no real differences in work for legal secretary and paralegal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give competitive salary and opportunity for promotions for support staff - otherwise the younger ones would leave for other career opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Avoid this place!

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    Current Employee - Trademark Paralegal  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Trademark Paralegal in New York, NY

    I have been working at Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Most of the people are nice. Depending on which attorney you work for, it is often pretty dull with lots of down-time. Won't be forced to work OT.

    Cons

    Can't get OT even if you want it. Far from public transport. NO room for advancement. Health insurance is expensive. Work is dull. VERY high turn-over. Low salary for the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer better compensation and work on reducing high turn-over. I have never seen a place where people come and go so frequently.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointing

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    Former Employee - Finance  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Finance in New York, NY

    I worked at Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are nice people there but very minimal. The office is very dark and the water filter was always out of order.

    Cons

    Health insurance is very expensive, very laid back, absolutely no room for growth and the office location is very far from the subway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to find out by is there a high turn-over rate in your support staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Current Employee - Trademark Paralegal  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Trademark Paralegal in New York, NY

    I have been working at Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Laid back, comfortable, cool people

    Cons

    low pay, very demanding and tedious

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase employee retention with higher salaries

    Doesn't Recommend
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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good hours and low-stress job if you aren't looking for job growth in the field.

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu

    Pros

    You need a regular low-stress job so you can do what you really want to do after hours.

    Cons

    No room for growth or promotions

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Avoid working here if you value your career

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY

    I worked at Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu

    Pros

    If you live in the neighborhood and don't want to commute to work you might consider it, but not for long. If you are an attorney it might be worthwhile.

    Cons

    The turnover for administrative staff is horrendous. People are not hired because of professional skills or competence. There are hardly any long-term employees except for attorneys. People are fired without cause and with no severance packages. No overtime is paid to administrative staff if at all possible. The work is very factory like in nature and very repetitive. It is volume oriented, mostly dealing with collecting information and letter writing regarding updates on obtaining trademark status. If you are a legal secretary you are likely to lose skills because it is a specialized practice. Only dictaphone is used, there are no one on one dictation skills required. There are no events to schedule and seldom to clients come to the offices so you will not be able to use any planning skills for meetings or make travel arrangements for your bosses. There is no real back up staff in that a temporary employee will not be called in if someone is absent for more than a couple of days. There is a night staff that is expected to do overflow work and it is a skeleton crew at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should leave the firm and try to replace them with professional human resource management.

    Doesn't Recommend

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