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LECG Reviews

52 Reviews
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52 Reviews
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LECG CEO Steve Samek
Steve Samek
21 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    work with top econ minds

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at LECG full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    ind. work and smart colleagues

    Cons

    poor sr mgmt. eat what you kill environ.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Not a great firm.

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at LECG full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Laid Back culture, Smart management

    Cons

    Compensation terrible, Hours are terrible, name reputation is bad too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate your hard workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Intellectually stimulating work. Had the opportunity to learn a lot. Not keen on working in some of their core areas.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at LECG full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of software training. The people were great to work with.

    Cons

    I was hoping to work on environmental cases. That work evaporated as soon as I showed up.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great People - Poor Financial Management

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager of Business Development in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager of Business Development in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at LECG full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Compensation was great, benefits were awesome, intelligent staff to work with

    Cons

    Financial mis-managment - started years before current management took over

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Bad management, poor pay, awful business plan

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at LECG full-time (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
  7.  

    Terrible Business Model Yields Terrible Results

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at LECG full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility of work schedule
    Decent amount of opportunity

    Cons

    Comp and benefits were lacking
    Leadership was spotty and ultimately the demise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a new job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Difficult personalities to work with and demanding hours.

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at LECG

    Pros

    Learn economic analysis, modeling, technical skills, comfort with data tasks.

    Cons

    Long hours
    Challenging personalities
    Management unmotivated to nurture talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn better management, have specific goals with junior employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Various Tax Returns

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    Former Employee - Middle Market Tax Intern in Devon, PA
    Former Employee - Middle Market Tax Intern in Devon, PA

    I worked at LECG

    Pros

    The people were really great

    Cons

    The company essentially went bankrupt

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't try to expand too fast.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great people, challenging envisronment and politics.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at LECG

    Pros

    Great people. Excellent benefits. Work flexibilty.

    Cons

    Cliques. Management not always very communicative about important things. Expensive benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication, better career development guidance and opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bye Bye

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at LECG

    Pros

    Great people, great location, great learning environment. They used to provide benefits. This was during the pre-Samek days at least.

    Cons

    Too many to describe since the Smart merger. Steve Samek happened to help Boston Chicken, Arthur Andersen, and now can add LECG to his roster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They don't seem to like to listen to advice, so none is really needed to be given again. I really hope Executive management can sleep easily after ending so many employees dreams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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