Lee Murphy Law Firm Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hard work, sometimes pays off. PTO is great asset to have. Nice and very friendly coworkers if you need help they will be more than happy to help.

    Cons

    inadequate people, a lot of miscommunication


  2. Hard work pays off

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lee Murphy Law Firm full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Do your job and go beyond what is expected and you will see the rewards. Take on new projects be helpful and that is noticed

    Cons

    Pay is hard at firstly has gotten better. Not everyone is worth a bigger pay scale

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent staff from the beginning and get rid of slackers sooner


  3. Law Clerk

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people with a very friendly environment

    Cons

    Low pay and unreasonable expectations.


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  5. Legal Assistant

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Paid Time Off, Kitchen area

    Cons

    Unprofessional Managers, Bullying,Low Pay, Hostile work environment,

    Advice to Management

    Get better leadership.....start with HR and better management.


  6. Negative environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Not Disclosing in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Not Disclosing in Houston, TX

    I worked at Lee Murphy Law Firm full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you stick to your job and avoid gossip, you may be able to escape with a positive lesson in workplace communication. A great pass through position if you are desperate for something in the meanwhile.

    Cons

    The environment is negative and thick in tension. If you befriend management, you can get away with A LOT. Otherwise, do not let your guard down. This place needs constant workshops in how to effectively communicate in a workplace setting, as well as managing work relationships appropriately. Favoritism should not be present the way that it is. I was not wronged GREATLY but I witnessed many wrong doings. I've had management express how much they did not care, as in, "I do not know and do not care". They will keep you 3 hours under full-time to avoid benefits, regardless if they see you struggling with health. Raises are hard to come about. If you are hired in the lowest position, that will use you to do more than what you are hired for by switching you to another department (or doing the work of another dept), but keeping pay the lowest. Sneaky. If you hound HR, you are a target. However, recent changes to HR have been positive. This is not an environment intended for growth. Do not be fooled by super positive reviews on glassdoor. They are not authentic.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat employees equally and care about the environment and culture. It also helps to have answers, and if you do not know, find out.


  7. Overworked & Underpaid

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lee Murphy Law Firm full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Met a lot of intelligent people. Some of the friendliest coworkers I have worked with. Some of them are even in management levels. Some are hard workers and will work OT & take on extra projects. Others are lazy and will shift their lack of experience & lack of work ethics onto others & take the credit.

    Cons

    Raises are usually given to an elite few usually managers who already get paid a decent salary, same as the bonuses only managers get them & senior attorneys don't think anybody else deserves. Yes, it's true you have to be young & pretty to get promoted or have a title created especially for them. Excellent work ethics and attention to detail gets you more work but no more pay. There is no advancements only lateral moves which also means more work & no pay.

    Advice to Management

    Sit down one on one & actually talk to your employees not at them. Please take down the suggestion box if you are not ready to hear suggestions. Some of the people you pass by in the hallway or break room really have good ideas, don't wait until they tell you they are quitting or give their 2 week notice before you want to call them in for a meeting to find out why you're leaving.


  8. C team

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lee Murphy Law Firm full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There aren't any anymore. This place is like a post apocalyptic work place. You can tell there was once intelligent life, but they are gone.

    Cons

    Nobody really knows what they're doing. So sad to see this once thriving business be decayed by incompetence .

    Advice to Management

    Hire some real managers that know the business. All these current managers have no intellectual knowledge . Why did you choose this route?


  9. Not a long term job you want

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lee Murphy Law Firm full-time

    Pros

    May be a first good job to gain law experience, but don't expect any advancement opportunity. Some nice people. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Lack of management-managers don't know anything, don't work, total lack of communication. No room for advancements. Un-motivational environment.


  10. Very interesting, hard work is rewarded

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lee Murphy Law Firm full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great PTO benefits and co-workers

    Cons

    Not so great pay scale


  11. Helpful (1)

    Working at this firm is not like what you see on TV... so be prepared.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lee Murphy Law Firm full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn and gain experience in the professional world. 100% fully paid benefits to full-time employees, paid parking, 15 days of PTO, great office space (huge kitchen/dining area, snacks, drinks, patio, etc.)

    Cons

    Pay is not great at all compared to market average. People are given "Management" titles and make less than clerks, analysts, and even interns for other companies. Managers are promoted on a subjective basis and rarely posses the business skills to make sound judgement decisions which directly effect the rest of the firm. Bonuses are subjective to managing partner's feelings about the employee as are raises. Huge glass ceiling for admin staff - you are hired to do a job and not make much money. This is a firm for college students and those with not much experience. The firm is not dedicated to keeping employees for more than 1-2 years which is by design. Aside from all of the above - the firm is reminiscent of high school or a sorority. Young and pretty females will excel here until they are eventually replaced for a newer "model" (no pun intended). Favoritism is everywhere. Lunch break is only 30 minutes across the board. There is poor employee moral throughout the firm making for a depressing work environment

    Advice to Management

    Practice law and leave the day to day business to PROFESSIONAL, qualified BUSINESS people. Most attorney's go to law school to practice law, not supervise an intake team, medical records team, and make HR decisions. Let the firm Administrator administer the business as designed.



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