LECG Reviews in New York City, NY

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LECG CEO Steve Samek
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Pros
  • work/life balance, fairly compensated, respect towards employees, professionalism (in 8 reviews)

  • Great people, great location, great learning environment (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Incompetence and Arrogance of Executive Management (in 3 reviews)

  • Lack of communcation from upper management (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Ask a lot of questions

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at LECG

    Pros

    Supportive midlevel management, well known experts, understanding of work life balance, some opportunities to collaborate with peers across the company, very interesting work

    Cons

    Pay was not that competitive, company seemed to be drifting strategically, outdated work policies and infrastructure, teamwork was a little lacking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something to improve teamwork and create more opportunities for career growth. Stop laying people off. Be a little more modern.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Bad management, poor pay, awful business plan

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

    I have been working at LECG full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Co-workers were great, location made for an easy commute

    Cons

    Management thought the best way to handle a downturn in business was to throw money at every problem. They hired people at exorbitant salaries expecting business to magically follow, and inevitably after 6 months, those same people would leave for a better company after having spent that time wasting everyone's time and money. After they merged with SMART the problem just got worse. Management was petty and disorganized, the corporate office was completely unreachable (though that may have been because they knew we were all going down in flames anyway).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Communication, No business plan in place. CEO disconnected with the rest of the management. MD's do not have power

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at LECG

    Pros

    Independent work. You can have you own game plan.
    MD's are not as competent as the Competitor's MD's, hence there is upside opportunity.
    Talented people to work with.

    Cons

    No management structure.
    CEO and the CEO team does not communicate enough to the rest of the firm. Seems like the CEO is not honest enough to the employees.
    MD's are not happy with the management structure.
    Future of the firm is not stable.
    MD and employee morale is below average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate honestly.
    Exec management structure must change and MD's should get more decision making powers.
    Investments should move from expert investment to the legacy SMART.
    CEO, exec team and MD's get an "F" grade

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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