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Updated Jul 11, 2014

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1.6 12 reviews

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Sheldon H. Pressler

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

    Collection's Paralegal (Former Employee) Parsippany, NJ

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

    ConsNot 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible

    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    ProsNone. This place is garbage. Not a single nice thing I have to say.

    ConsMicromanagement. 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Parsippany, NJ

    ProsSurprising 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.

    ConsHorrible 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 Senior ManagementAudit 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not Good Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosnot many, this is not a good job

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

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A Professional working atmosphere and learning environment

    Skiptracing (Former Employee) Parsippany, NJ

    Prosflexiable hours,decent managers and supervisors,clean working enviroment

    ConsNo radios or Walkman,cell phone restrictions,

    Advice to Senior Managementno worth mentioning

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementHigher experienced profesionals for higher management roles.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Do not work here if you want to grow

    Paralegal (Current Employee) Parsippany, NJ

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone- Management should be fired.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The worst year of my life.

    Paralegal (Former Employee) Parsippany, NJ

    ProsYou 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.

    ConsYou 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 Senior ManagementLet your employees breathe a little... the work environment is terrible.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dishonesty in wholesale amounts

    Paralegal (Former Employee) Parsippany, NJ

    ProsPays relatively well for recent grads in a time where the global economy is not in a great place
    A 2 week training period explaining the theoretical aspects to collections
    Consistent feedback, either on-the-spot or periodically
    Great colleagues
    Set your own schedule (kind of..)

    Cons20 minute lunch break
    Nit-picks on your contribution to the team in order to ensure NO raise is ever given
    NO advancement whatsoever unless you're very chummy with the powers that be
    The churn and burn rate is ridiculous -- average life expectancy is a year

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you're going to discipline workers, do so in a fashion that will allow the workers to address the issues at hand, rather than just fire them, wholesale. Your reputation in the legal world is being hurt (if it isn't tarnished already, what with the illegal seizures of gov't funds from people's bank accounts and so on..) because you're failing to keep up with a standard of integrity necessary to operate in a professional manner. And the nepotism needs to stop!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Got me familiar with legal work but not a great working environment

    Attorney Assistant (Former Employee) Parsippany, NJ

    ProsSome of the coworkers were great and you can make some really good friends here. You also get pretty familiar with legal processes if you are just starting out and get the right position.

    ConsManagement is not looking out for the employees. To them, you're just a number and easily replaceable. They're extremely strict about working hours and getting yelled at by people on the phone left a lot of employees upset and angry on a daily basis.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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