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Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
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  1.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Document Reviewer
    Current Contractor - Document Reviewer

    I have been working at HireCounsel as a contractor (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.  

    What You Would Expect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Document Review in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Document Review in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at HireCounsel as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is professional, though different projects will likely see a different mix of personalities.

    Cons

    It's document review, so the work is what it is. The problem with HireCounsel is that during the lead-up to that work you have to hound your recruiter, so that you're on his or her mind when a new project comes down the pike. HireCounsel was particularly nonchalant in its communications, compared to other doc review companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a plan in place. I get that it's often last minute, and hectic, but there's no excuse for lack of equipment, chairs, and desk space.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Decent Pay/Crappy Benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY

    I worked at HireCounsel full-time (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
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  5.  

    Piece of low grade legal meat

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Document Review Attorney in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Document Review Attorney in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at HireCounsel as a contractor (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
  6.  

    Good experience with HireCounsel.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Document Reviewer JD/Attorney, Temporary in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Contractor - Document Reviewer JD/Attorney, Temporary in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at HireCounsel as a contractor (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
  7.  

    Honest Recruiters

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    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.

  8.  

    It's doc review.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Document Review Attorney
    Current Contractor - 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
  9.  

    Document Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Document Review in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Contractor - Document Review in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at HireCounsel as a contractor (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
  10.  

    Contract attorney work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contract Attorney in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Contract Attorney in New York, NY

    I have been working at HireCounsel full-time (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
  11.  

    I had a good experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Doc Review Attorney in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Doc Review Attorney in New York, NY

    I worked at HireCounsel as a contractor (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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