Legal Aid Society

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Legal Aid Society Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
38 Reviews
3.6
38 Reviews
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    Intern Investigator

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    Former Employee - Intern Investigator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern Investigator in New York, NY

    I worked at Legal Aid Society

    Pros

    Really fun experience overall, it was a unique opportunity for undergraduates to work in the field and still gain exposure to criminal law.

    Cons

    Unorganized, at the end of the day it came down to how much time and effort you were willing to commit to the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Intake

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Legal Aid Society

    Pros

    Laid back and nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Mundane. Same thing everyday. No promo.

    Recommends
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    Great company, low pay

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    Current Employee - Paralegal II in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Paralegal II in New York, NY

    I have been working at Legal Aid Society full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great organization and great benefits.

    Cons

    Low salary, no bonuses and no annual raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to push for salary increases from the city.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Legal Intern

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    Former Intern - Legal Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Legal Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Legal Aid Society as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience, great colleagues very rewarding work helping people

    Cons

    No career opportunities given to Interns

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Housing Practice

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Legal Aid Society

    Pros

    Great culture, environment, pay, work hours

    Cons

    Lateral movement, work schedule is a times frustrating

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for- union

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

    I have been working at Legal Aid Society full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Union, great co-workers, work/life balance, help clients and feel that you're actually making a difference,

    Cons

    Pay, to move up is all about whether management likes you, getting employed there seems to to be about who you know

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some are great

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Paralegal and Intern

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    Current Intern - Paralegal in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Intern - Paralegal in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Legal Aid Society as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I love that they are aware that employees have families and things come up, and they are willing to work with you if you have to leave with a sick kid or have a doctor's appointment. And the training was very professional and they were really nice and patient while training me in my internship.

    Cons

    I don't like that they usually don't hire out of internships, but I can't think of anything else.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to start off

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

    I have been working at Legal Aid Society full-time

    Pros

    Very rewarding work. You have the ability to work around your own schedule.

    Cons

    The pay is not that great and a lot of the work is repetitive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A negative place to work with no possibility of promotion no matter if you work 50 to 100 hours per week

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Legal Aid Society (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hard working employees with no possibility of promotion.

    Cons

    Cover up of corruption of the H.R. Department and Accounting Departments. Many work hours with no appreciation or recognition for outstanding work done. No accountability taken by upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very hectic workplace. Demanding. Overworked.

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Central Islip, NY
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Central Islip, NY

    I have been working at Legal Aid Society full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, time off, flexible and easy going, gain good experience

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid. Very demanding job. Stressful dealing with rude clients all day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This place needs to be run better. Management is lacking. Too many slackers make it worse on the ones doing the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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