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McCarter Reviews

Updated February 10, 2015
Updated February 10, 2015
11 Reviews
2.5
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Project Service Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McCarter

    Pros

    The commpany has good benefits

    Cons

    not a nice work environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    No growth and no future dealing with management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legal Secetary in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Legal Secetary in Newark, NJ

    I worked at McCarter full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Made lasting friendships and working with the attorneys was a great experience.

    Cons

    Management for secretaries is horrible. Learned nothing from the training sessions given to us as a whole. Not allowed to learn anything new due to the HR trainer being clueless. No good deed goes unpunished. If you do the right thing you are punished for being honest. There is no confidentiality with management. A depressing work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The ECC needs to do an investigation and get to the root of what is taking place in the Newark office. Why so many secretaries still cannot perform in their positions and be excellent for the attorneys. Lack of training and lack of leadership is killing the secretaries. Very sad because the firm has potential if they would clean house the RIGHT WAY!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Very toxic environment in Newark

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    I made friends with people who I was able to help me in my position.

    Cons

    Management and training for the secretaries is horrible. I learned more from a dead hamster than from the so called people training and leading.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some real talent in McCarter. People who are professional, smart and have the capability of exercising confidentiality and teaching us as a whole. The ECC should take a look at exactly what is going on in the Newark office and put a stop to the things that are bringing the company down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Could be Better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Good medical benefits and very flexible with hours

    Cons

    Horrible PTO; strict with leaving early. If you have a doctor's appointment and need to take an hour and a half, you will have to take a 1/2 day. Very stagnant - staff does not want to grow in Boston office. Too many people sitting around not working while others are extremely busy. Not the place to come if you want to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR should walk around to see what's really going on instead of hiding in their office

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    more of a job, less of a career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - N/A in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - N/A in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at McCarter full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great co-workers. able to work around personal life.

    Cons

    In need of better leadership qualities. Employees do not have a voice. (Do as I say) environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to be listen with what the employees are asking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Unstructured

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary

    I worked at McCarter full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, prestigious firm, and generally good group of co-workers. Lots of cigarette breaks available and time off for personal reasons.

    Cons

    Small raises, pay structure inconsistent, and bad behavior rewarded, particularly from support staff. The firm is also very stingy with supplies, and has outdated equipment (both hardware and software).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward employees who add value to the company and let go of dead weight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent First Year of My Legal Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at McCarter full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    * Strong Mentoring
    * Helpful Support Staff
    * Supportive Management and Practice Group Leaders

    Cons

    Distinct lack of diversity throughout the firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Educational but extremely stressful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ

    I worked at McCarter

    Pros

    Good benefits, friendly coworkers, opportunity to learn many skills

    Cons

    Staff management is not concerned overall employee morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more effort into retaining good workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Outstanding Staff, Incompetent Management, Disrespectful Attorneys

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at McCarter

    Pros

    The adminstrative staff are extremely professional.

    Cons

    The attorneys do not treat non-attorneys with respect. C-level management are not competent in basic business operations and are actually afraid of the attorneys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Non-attorney management needs to stand up for staff and create a culture of trust and respect. Improve top-down communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McCarter

    Pros

    There are a lot of good people to work with here. They are willing to help you out when you're just getting started.

    Cons

    The hours are demanding, just like any big firm. It was hard to get meaningful experience in the few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've worked at a lot of firms before, and so far this was the best. Everyone is treated with respect.

    Approves of CEO

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