Pressler & Pressler

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Pressler & Pressler Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
14 Reviews
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14 Reviews
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Sheldon H. Pressler
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  1.  

    Ok if right out of college

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pressler & Pressler full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The only decent thing about working there are some of the people you meet there, very casual dress code, pay is decent for young 20-something

    Cons

    20 minute lunch break, no room to grow, took bonuses away, management cares very little about employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It's like working for Satan

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    Current Employee - Paralegal  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at Pressler & Pressler full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great training. Coworkers, for the most part, are friendly. System tracks your performance and you receive commission/bonuses for meeting goals. Cigarette breaks are OK so long as you clock in & out.

    Cons

    System also tracks YOUR EVERY MOVE. If you haven't worked on a case for 15 minutes, your supervisor gets notified. If you haven't worked at least 12 cases per hour, you get a big red WARNING across your screen. Everything you say and type is recorded and saved to their servers. If you make a mistake, your supervisor WILL find out and you'll get written up. 3 mistakes and they fire you. While many of the managers appeared to be very nice people, I was assigned to a supervisor who seemed to have a cocky "sht dont stink" attitude about everything. She seemed to enjoy making me feel uncomfortable with her attitude and snobby remarks. Nervousness lead to mistakes; mistakes lead to her ability to terminate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If someone doesn't seem to be working out under one supervisor, switch them into another team. Maybe they'll have success with another personality.

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

    Horrible

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Pressler & Pressler full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    None. This place is garbage. Not a single nice thing I have to say.

    Cons

    Micromanagement. Verbal abuse from partner attorneys. Pay is horrendous for the stress you endure. Probably the worse place you could ever work at. Twenty minute lunches. Its a mini prison.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    "Puppy-Mill" Law Firm, You're Just a Number

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    Former Employee - Collection's Paralegal  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Collection's Paralegal in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at Pressler & Pressler full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Paid training, friendly younger crowd, make your own hours, decent starting pay for a recent college grad.

    Cons

    Not a real paralegal job -- all collections. No opportunity for advancement. Emotionally draining being forced to harass people for money that in most cases they don't have. 20 minute lunches or you have to stay late to make up the time. No coffee machine or water cooler. The definition of micromanaged -- every word you say or type is brought up in a review. Minor mistake can get you hounded by management who are really just trying to cover their own butts. Nepotism at it's finest. Poor communication between management. Extremely high turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great for starting in legal field. Just don't stay there more than a few years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at Pressler & Pressler full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Surprising opportunity for advancement for hard-working, ambitious people. Pretty good benefits after you have been there for a few years. Will learn a great deal about working in the legal industry, especially because company provides industry training on site. Work never follows you home: at 5:00pm, you are free to enjoy your family and the rest of your day.

    Cons

    Horrible internal communication. Company culture is overwhelmingly negative. Morale is simply not even on the register for communication goals. The company promotes a review system that does nothing but highlight mistakes, failing to build morale and highlighting accomplishments. Poor managment at critical departments due to a promotion system that largely favors seniority over merit/skills. Rigid, "by the numbers" yearly review schedule is outdated and worthless for providing meaningful feedback.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Audit your entire managment staff. If managers aren't contributing to employee morale, then they need to be replaced. Seniority does not equal management material. Also, there's nothing wrong with complimenting excellent work. Try it sometime, you might just find that employees care more about that than raises. Hire an internal communications manager and empower them to make changes to corporate environment. This could be a great place to work with a 180 degree change in corporate culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Not Good Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pressler & Pressler

    Pros

    not many, this is not a good job

    Cons

    on the phone all day with people who have debts. Be prepared to hear that you are ruining people's lives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A Professional working atmosphere and learning environment

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    Former Employee - Skiptracing  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Skiptracing in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at Pressler & Pressler full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    flexiable hours,decent managers and supervisors,clean working enviroment

    Cons

    No radios or Walkman,cell phone restrictions,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no worth mentioning

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the worst place to work, but could be on more days then it should.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pressler & Pressler full-time

    Pros

    In general good people and direct supervisor. Some limited growth opportunities, close to a major highway.

    Cons

    Primarily inept senior management on the operations side, too much croniism happening as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher experienced profesionals for higher management roles.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do not work here if you want to grow

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    Current Employee - Paralegal  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at Pressler & Pressler full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Easy-going co workers. Most employees age range is between 21-35

    Cons

    No growth. Poor Management. Micromanagement. No employee appreciation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None- Management should be fired.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The worst year of my life.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paralegal  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at Pressler & Pressler full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You are allowed to go home after you've worked exactly 8 hours. Some of the people that I met are nice. The hours are flexible... if you work 40 of them per week.

    Cons

    You aren't a real paralegal; you're a debt collector with a nicer title. You make phone calls to angry people who might be innocent, they just are unfortunate enough to have the same name as the "defendant" and that's enough to get a judgment on them, lower their credit scores and potentially ruin their lives financially. The pay is extremely low for the amount of stress you endure. Every second is monitored. Lunch breaks are exactly 20 minutes long and every second you go over you need to "make it up" by staying later. The computer system is outdated by 20 years and hurts your eyes with the black and yellow contrast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your employees breathe a little... the work environment is terrible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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