Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check

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Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
8 Reviews
2.5
8 Reviews
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David Kessler
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  1.  

    Best company I've ever worked for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The most caring leaders I've ever worked with.
    Professional growth I've experienced here is the best I've every experience in my career. I learn something new everyday and work with the best of the best in the field.
    The benefits are outstanding and FREE to employees - the firm pays the full cost for medical, dental, vision, life insurance. Unheard of!
    The atmosphere is respectful, laid back, professional, friendly and caring.
    Casual dress code.

    Cons

    No cons to share.
    It is all positive here at this firm.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Some good things but a very tenuous environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Attorney  in  Radnor, PA
    Former Employee - Staff Attorney in Radnor, PA

    I worked at Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Casual dress all the time, free soda and snacks, great social events, access to partners, lots of vacation

    Cons

    Low pay for certain positions, big staffing changes at the whim of settled cases, expensive health insurance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not great work/life balance - very stressful

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check

    Pros

    Good benefits and a friendly culture.

    Cons

    High turnover rate - was told to bring my infant to work late at night if I had work to finish rather than working from home.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Be Warned

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check

    Pros

    Medical benefits; casual dress code

    Cons

    This firm plays by its own set of HR rules, regardless of how unprofessional and unethical those rules may be. As the other reviews state, an annual purging of employees is very real at this place and nobody is safe. Associates work long hours, including while on their vacations and weekends. With the abundance of prestigious law firms in the Philadelphia area, I recommend seeking employment elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Run

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Radnor, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA

    I worked at Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check

    Pros

    The Firm seems to be growing at a fast pace. They pay their employees well and offer full benefits, which is unheard of these days. Dress is casual.

    Cons

    Not the best place I have worked, to say the least. Communication between upper management and staff is condescending at best. It is an extremely unprofessional environment. Many fear for their jobs on a day to day basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get Managing Partners some experience in Management.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Need to work under pressure

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Partners give autonomy to young associates;
    Casual dress atmosphere;
    Firm tries to organize social events to keep things lose;
    90% of firm under age 45
    Bonuses can be generous

    Cons

    Looooong hours
    Constantly feel under pressure to perform
    Each year there is a revolving door of associates and staff attorneys
    Most of compensation is paid via year-end bonus, so actual salary is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shift some compensation from bonus to salary;

  8.  

    non pretentious, friendly, and compensating.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check

    Pros

    Very few snobs
    compenstation is more than recieved at any firm, benefits are extremely generous, people are friendly, and helpful, casual dress.

    Cons

    there is no room for growth

    Recommends
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Daily pressure to perform

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate

    I worked at Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check

    Pros

    Firm gives you freedom to work independently, and does not micro-manage attorneys and staff. Provides immediate opportunity to practice law.

    Cons

    Firm has reputation of churning associates. Staff joke about the annual purging of personnel in October before bonuses are calculated. Stress level is high among staff - daily concern about job security.

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