Hodgson Russ LLP

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Hodgson Russ LLP Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work, very helpful in furthering the careers of interns

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting Intern in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Accounting Intern in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Hodgson Russ LLP as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The employees are very knowledgeable, and are helpful when asking questions. Independent and group work are both encouraged, and management is involved with helping interns fit in.

    Cons

    Due to the nature of the company (law firm), they will not give out employee recommendations- they will only confirm that you were a past employee. I did excellent work there, and was commended by the CFO, but cannot direct other potential employers there for a reference.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow department heads to give out recommendations for outstanding interns- we rely on it!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    If you enjoy mistreatment, apply here!

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Hodgson Russ LLP full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Hodgson Russ LLP uses top-notch technology and offers extensive training for employment.

    Cons

    The firm allows and condones attorney mistreatment of their employees. It is common place for bosses to belittle their secretaries/paralegals which fuels the extremely poor employee morale. Human resources offers little relief to this behavior and "secretarial leads" serve as biased liaisons between attorneys and their assistants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The most successful businesses today are those which promote team work and respect, especially between upper management and staff. The firm lacks in effective communication and leadership. Most employees are unhappy in their positions, largely in part because of the mistreatment they receive from their superiors. It would be in the firm's best interest to foster more healthy working relationships throughout the firm. Hodgson Russ has a horrible reputation among legal secretaries in the City of Buffalo.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    adequate place to work if you are not looking for recognition and decent pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Hodgson Russ LLP

    Pros

    flexibility, name recognition, ability to work independent

    Cons

    Staff support is inadequate. Heavy work load but you have to fight for overtime, very little respect shown to paralegals by attorneys and secretaries. they are treated like the red headed step children. Reviews and salaries are based on tenure not on performance and quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shown some respect to paralegals. Base salary reviews on performance indicators. Its very demotivating to work hard, do good work and get the same increase as someone who's work you always have to cover for.

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  5.  

    Laid back firm with laid back benefits.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hodgson Russ LLP

    Pros

    The environment is relaxed and not too formal. Flexibility in working with schedules, time off and overtime. Fun and positive group of people for the most part.

    Cons

    End of the year bonuses and raises are not the best, there is no vision or dental insurance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into better insurace packages, communicate more.

    Recommends

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