Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg

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Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
29 Reviews
2.8
29 Reviews
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  1.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

  2.  

    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

  3.  

    Presently just an okay place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent management and great benefits!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great leadership! Management staff are great mentors!

    Cons

    There are no cons to speak of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keeping on!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great Company Culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    Caring management, enthusiastic co-workers, flexible work schedules, and thriving environment. Great starting pay/ benefits, relaxed work environment, and equal opportunity employer.

    Cons

    lack of raises even with a yearly review, little to no training on the position before being thrown into it, and heavier workload given to more experienced employees instead of being evenly distributed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great job, keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Pleasure to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Law Clerk in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Law Clerk in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    Management is great to work with, convenient location, pleased with salary, great affordable benetifs package and pleasant co-workers.

    Cons

    I have not had any challenges.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Laid back, but very petty and high-schoolish with management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Okay pay
    Work is simple
    No Micromanaging

    Cons

    Supervisor will lie on you and is believed because firm manager is close friend.
    Will not work with your schedule, even though others have flexible schedules.
    No pay increases, even though you are provided a review.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Morale booster is needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Why are the FEDs not looking at this firm

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are absolutely no Pros for working for this company. Run as fast as you can away from this company.

    Cons

    Too many cons to mention, but I will highlight a few. Management is only interested in their paycheck, supervisors are a laughable joke as they have no experience. "paralegals" are nothing more than gloried typists and no nothing about the law, of course neither do the attorneys. If you actually know the law and how to do your job, you are seen as a threat and "laid off". Sexual harassment and hostile work environment. I witnessed employees screamed at and berated by their superiors and management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a good lawyer for when the Feds start looking at the fraudulent and illegal way you do business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    DO NOT WORK HERE

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    Current Employee - NONE in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - NONE in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    Low pay. Worked to death. Management constantly threatens to fire you as a management technique to try and motivate people to do more work even though they are already working you to death. You are always in constant fear you will be let go no matter how hard you work. Sick place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating people like crap.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Legal Assistant

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    No experience needed. Laid back office environment. Good benefits. Free catered lunch first Tuesday of every month.

    Cons

    Absolutely no room for growth. No pay increases as promised. Low salary. No training opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate your long term employees better and offer perks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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