Loeb & Loeb Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
10 Reviews
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10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Of great benefit to my career and ability to support a powerful client driven partner and senior associates.

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn outside your targeted law practice

    Cons

    No chance to grow and learn another department besides that of an Admin Assistant position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide in depth hands on training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Legal Assistant

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    None whatsoever while I was there

    Cons

    Snobs everywhere and gang-like circles that's hard to make friends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to appreciate your staff and pay attention to those associates who treat their staff horribly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Loeb & Loeb was the best career move I ever made.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loeb & Loeb full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    While I was at the firm, the firm culture promoted a high-class professional environment, intelligent and very well-managed organizational structure, encouraged growth and development through training programs for associates and paralegals, passionate and highly skilled attorney staff, a true sense of belonging and wanting to do your very best, and a strong compensation and benefit package offered to all employees.

    Cons

    Work life balance could sometimes be a challenge even when not preparing for and participating in trials or arbitrations, and case staffing needs sometimes could not be met.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue seeking out and hiring a diverse group of professionals at the entry, mid and senior levels to create a well-balanced staff.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Attorney

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loeb & Loeb full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues; face time is not important.

    Cons

    Personal/professional growth; no indication of future prospects at company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very smart lawyers doing interesting work in a conservative environment.

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    Former Employee - Senior Counsel in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Counsel in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    It's a stable firm organized in relatively small, independent practice groups. Clients are usually large institutions so the work often involves serving an in-house lawyer. Generally, lawyers are smart and slightly nerdy but polite. Your experience will depend on the partner(s) to whom you report (and how many). It's a pleasant place overall. Looks great on the resume when you leave.

    Cons

    The firm seems to approach the practice of law from a very conservative position. Politics among partners is a factor but behind the scenes. Sometimes it seems as if a bunch of sole practitioners are sharing space and resources. Bonuses seem modest compared to other firms of this size. It's not great at diversity (although there are openly gay male partners).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bonus calculation needs to be more transparent. Management styles of partners are indirect, at best. Lawyers need to learn how to manage people & communicate feedback more clearly. The firm also feels like it hasn't changed in decades. The stunning under-representation of racial minorities and women among the partners speaks volumes and limits the firm's world view. The corporate culture feels like 1970, which will not attract modern clients or retain innovative lawyers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Do You Like Working with Stupid People?

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

    I have been working at Loeb & Loeb full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Staff comp is excellent (to make up for pricey health insurance).
    Lots of employees have been there for a long time.

    Cons

    Weak HR department.
    Grossly overpriced health insurance. Not a competitive benefits package vis a vis other law firms.
    Sexual harassment is tolerated.
    Lack of resources.
    No staff development.
    No interest in doing things a new and/or better way.
    Too many lifer employees promoted beyond their capability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop confusing length of service with ability to do a job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    One of the best law firms to work for!

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits and culture. Ongoing training, great office services. Great bonuses.

    Cons

    Partners are snobbish. That is really the only negative I have to say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loeb could be a great company to work if the culture of the Chicago office were much different.

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    Current Employee - Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Loeb & Loeb full-time

    Pros

    - close proximity to river taxi and Metra station
    - most of the partners are good to with and are great people

    Cons

    - OA is not a good advocate for staff and does not communicate well
    - Office never closes early preceding a holiday (even when all attorneys/paralegals have left)
    - Culture of office is challenging and often rude (e.g. people will look directly at you and not speak)
    - Salary is ok but the reviews are a joke
    - work is not challenging
    - no matching 401(k)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm not sure where to start or if it is even worth it because staff morale is extremely low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mostly a good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Attorney, 8th-Year in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Attorney, 8th-Year in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Loeb & Loeb full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Hours are manageable and depending on the department the work environment is enjoyable

    Cons

    Money goes to the top and doesn't trickle down to keep the good people satisfied

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Environment

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    Current Employee - Citrix Systems Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Citrix Systems Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Loeb & Loeb full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Smaller firm. Less bureaucracy. Great benefits.

    Cons

    No downsides at all. Period.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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