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HireCounsel Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    Wonderful staffing agency that really works with its contractors and puts them first!

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    Current Employee - Document Reviewer
    Current Employee - Document Reviewer

    I have been working at HireCounsel as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Company values, benefits, quick to offer new openings when other cases end

    Cons

    delay in communication. no promotions

    Recommends
  2.  

    Decent Pay/Crappy Benefits

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

    I worked at HireCounsel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay is decent and recruiters are quick to find positions.

    Cons

    Benefits are not good and health insurance is too expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand employee benefits, especially healthcare.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Piece of low grade legal meat

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    Former Employee - Document Review Attorney  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Document Review Attorney in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at HireCounsel as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy work looking at docs and good hourly pay and no responsibility really some firms provide contractors with free food

    Cons

    Lot of time spent thinking how not a real lawyer and career is a joke. Never know when contract will end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only thing more boring than working for your company must be managing it. Blah.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Good experience with HireCounsel.

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    Current Employee - Document Reviewer JD/Attorney, Temporary  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Document Reviewer JD/Attorney, Temporary in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at HireCounsel as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Timely paid
    Paid current market rate
    Placed at great firm
    Placed very quickly

    Cons

    Document review is tedious and mind-numbing
    Document review experience likely does increase your chances of finding legal work outside of document review
    Heard from other Doc Reviewers that HireCounsel can be slow to place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More projects would be nice. Moreover, more projects that require licensed attorneys and that pay at the respective rates would be great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Honest Recruiters

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HireCounsel as a contractor

    Pros

    Sometimes they offer really great projects at the best firms in town.

    Cons

    Sometimes they do not contact you back for weeks.

  7.  

    It's doc review.

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    Current Employee - Document Review Attorney
    Current Employee - Document Review Attorney

    I have been working at HireCounsel as a contractor

    Pros

    They were very quick at finding me a document review position. The pay is market rate, and my job placer is a nice guy.

    Cons

    The job they find you is doc review, which is a thing. If you like repetitive, boring work for little pay, it's for you. If not, maybe try to be a real lawyer so you can pay back your loans.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Document Review

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    Current Employee - Document Review  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Document Review in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at HireCounsel as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Salary, Good Managers and staffs

    Cons

    Very heavy workload, but it may vary depending on each project.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Contract attorney work

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    Current Employee - Contract Attorney  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Contract Attorney in New York, NY

    I have been working at HireCounsel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good for contract attorney work

    Cons

    Contract work does not provide benefits but is good to bring in income.

    Recommends
  10.  

    I had a good experience.

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    Former Employee - Doc Review Attorney  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Doc Review Attorney in New York, NY

    I worked at HireCounsel as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    A very good temporary job with semi-flexible hours while you are searching for something else. Very little stress -- I had a chair to sit in and a computer to work on. It wasn't fancy, but it paid the bills well with a little extra to spare. I liked the people I worked with, as well.

    Cons

    Initially was told project would be $30/hr. I signed on to the project and stopped pursuing others and then a week later was told the pay would be $27/hr. Initial # of hours/wk was incorrect, but what ended up being the truth was still good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pulling the compensation bait-and-switch was a poor start, but in the end the job worked well for what I needed while searching. Thanks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Document review

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    Current Employee - Document Review Attorney  in  New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Document Review Attorney in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    40 hours of work per week. During the mid-2000;s there was the opportunity for much overtime, even if you only spoke English...Go figure. At most sites one can wear ones I-pod while going through the documents for coding purposes. The pay was $25, which is fairly good once you get over the fact that you shelled out hundreds of thousand for law school.

    Cons

    Obviously, the job can end at any time. Also, if there is overtime, once must be aware that you should not work too much overtime if it is open-ended, or else the client will be pissed off. Do not expect to pick up a full time gig at the client, and BE AWARE that many of Hire Counsel's ads for assignments are FAKE, in order to increase the potential pool to attract clients. they often completely ignore resume submissions and inquiries. They are a strange bunch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to decrease the use of FAKE advertisements to attract resumes. the jobs should be REALLY there if you are advertising for them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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