Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg Reviews

Updated March 13, 2015
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  1. Attorney

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great support staff and the firm takes care of their attorneys.

    Cons

    Slightly more training for support staff as they do handle many facets of the litigation process.

  2. Okay place to gain experience, but poorly managed. Hr violations galore.

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant

    I have been working at Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Easy to obtain a position. Semi flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Work expectations not comseurate with pay. Nepotism plays a big role. Not a lot of room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Post positions for promotions. All promotions are kept hush hush, and are reserved for a selecty few. Posting positions would allow people an opportunity to advance instead of using this job as a stepping stone and taking their experience with them.

  3. Great experience

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, non stressful.
    Friendly atmosphere.
    Great location
    Good pay

    Cons

    Sometimes tedious but that comes with the job of working in law where they only focus on one type of law.

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  5. Just OK

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Mount Laurel, NJ

    I have been working at Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. I have made a lot of nice friends.

    Cons

    Training sucks. They move people around too much. Benefits aren't great either and salary is just ok could be better.

  6. Poor management and no training

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Self learning. Very sink or swim and can learn a fair amount depending on department you are in

    Cons

    Ridiculous standards and very inflexible regarding personal time. Expect you to make sacrifices for minimal wages and lackbof appreciation. Generally attorneys are not friendly

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees and legal assistants better

  7. Work hard and you will do well.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, hands on training, competitive pay and the people are just great! The culture is relaxed while there is a major feeling of being a part of a team. Not for the lazy or the weak; be prepared to work.

    Cons

    I wish I started sooner.

  8. Legal Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg

    Pros

    Free pretzels and good people to work with

    Cons

    They don't give bonuses or many raises.

  9. They don't provide enough training. I worked in bankruptcy.

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Allow overtime and weekend work if needed. They give transit checks which do help.

    Cons

    They layoff unexpectedly. Don't give raises often.

    Advice to Management

    Offer quality training to make better all-around legal assistant.

  10. Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg

    Pros

    Friendly
    practice is open to different fields

    Cons

    it can be intense and stressful

  11. Presently just an okay place to work.

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    Current Employee - Paralegal in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Mount Laurel, NJ

    I have been working at Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not too stuffy work environment. Decent coworkers and management. Not the worst place I have worked for but could be better. the pay is okay to a point if you are hourly. If you are salary this is not the case.

    Cons

    In the beginning when the office was at its peak employment wise the company was generous with raises and employee bonuses. The past 3 to 4 years bonuses and raises are a joke but you keep getting increased responsibility and work load. Training is also lacking so hopefully you can pick up stuff on your own.

    Advice to Management

    Don't expect people to stay if you are unwilling to pay and provide increases for hard working employees

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