Harmon Law Offices Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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Pros
  • They hire a good amount of people with little to no experience, so it's not a bad place to start for recent college graduates (in 3 reviews)

  • There are no pros other than learning a bit about the type of legal work you might be doing there, whether foreclosure (i (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is slow to make changes and address issues (in 6 reviews)

  • Low Pay, Stressful & Low Company Moral (in 5 reviews)

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  1. ok start

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harmon Law Offices full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent for a stepping stone job and experience. You will learn how to disconnect emotions and grow a tough skin.

    Cons

    Like any other work place, there are cliques. Here at Harmon there are more than can handle. Depending on the team you are with, management tends to treat you like children. Everyone is out for themselves and only care about those who will brown nose.

    Advice to Management

    Without the lower guys, your jobs will get harder. Loosen the reigns some and get to know your subordinates. Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses, you are there to help them succeed not fail. Attitude and delivery are everything.


  2. Paralegal

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Watertown, MA
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Watertown, MA

    I worked at Harmon Law Offices full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was pretty fair for a first job coming out of college. The interview process was easy. I originally went in to interview for a position on a different team and they called me and said I'd be a better fit for another team and if I was interested, I would be hired. I was able to work my way up from a legal assistant to a paralegal in a little less than a year. If you work hard, you'll get recognized.

    Cons

    The pay isn't that competitive. Management can be sticklers for following the rules (such as punching in and out in your time clock, writing detailed notes in the files, no personal calls or emails or use of cell phone). Also it's kind of sad dealing with people who are going through a foreclosure.


  3. Good first job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harmon Law Offices

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The structure and organization of the teams in the firm help facilitate production.

    Cons

    Pay is on the low side for the position.


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    Legal Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Newton, MA

    I have been working at Harmon Law Offices (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great work/life balance; good management.

    Cons

    Extreme fluctuations in workload; HR is horrid (treats employees as if they are children.)


  6. bad

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harmon Law Offices

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    none, I looked hard but I couldnt find any

    Cons

    bad work environment, No advancement opportunities


  7. It's not bad

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA

    I have been working at Harmon Law Offices full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, they train you so limited experience is ok and it gets your foot in the door, great to build your skills snd resume, room for growth, benefits are decent, easy once you become experienced. Good internal systems to keep you organized. Free coffee, tea, hot coco. Stop n shop next door. Fitness discounts, BJs discounts, phone discounts, 1 hour lunches, good vaca package.

    Cons

    Always busy, not too many holidays off (6), salary is non negotiable, computers can be slow at times, commute stinks unless you live locally. Managers don't leave often so you have to stick around and be really good at what you do to earn that title. It can happen for sure, but you have to wait for someone to leave.

    Advice to Management

    A little flexibility goes a long way with moral. Some managers here get that and are awesome! People enjoy working for them. Others are very strict and make things difficult for people. Reward talent with better bonus and raises rather then give everyone the same. A sliding 0-6% would be nice.


  8. Management is horrible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harmon Law Offices

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros. This is the worst job I've ever had.

    Cons

    Depressing work environment. People are on eggshells all day as layoff rumors run amok. Management cliques make fun of employees, fire people they do not like (read between the lines) and brown nose the directors. The Directors are just socially weak and stuck in the 90's.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to running McDonald's


  9. A stain on my resume

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lawyer
    Former Employee - Lawyer

    I worked at Harmon Law Offices

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Paychecks arrive on time every other week.

    Cons

    Toxic work environment. Poor compensation. Short learning curve, no growth opportunity. Often longhours.

    Advice to Management

    Start planning your solo practice now. You cannot erase the stain on your resume.


  10. Decent

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harmon Law Offices

    Pros

    Large for a non-traditional law firm

    Cons

    Limited amount of advancement opportunity


  11. Good way to gain experience in the legal field

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Newton, MA

    I worked at Harmon Law Offices full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a great entry level position in which you can get your feet wet in the legal field. This place is basically a steppingstone in which to do better. Many people come here to gain the experience they need so it will look good on their resume when applying for positions in other firms or for those wanting to go to law school. The work is never slow, very high-paced.

    Cons

    The pay could be much better, the staff don't really take into consideration your concerns regarding the overall workflow of the department. Working for this company is not ideal for the long term. The work can also be stressful so be careful

    Advice to Management

    Be more attentive to your employees, be more assuring to them.



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