RCO Legal Reviews in Bellevue, WA

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
62 Reviews

1.9
62 Reviews
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Stephen Routh
36 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • casual dress code and im able to listen to my music (in 6 reviews)

  • PTO- start with 4 weeks of PTO (includes sick time), relaxed environment for a law firm, very relaxed dress code (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Otherwise no training, which creates many issues in the ability to successfully perform the job (in 5 reviews)

  • But, their extremely high turn-over rate speaks more to the truth of the situation (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Company has gone downhill

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at RCO Legal full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Decent paid time off (don't try to take more than a week at a time though), flexible hours, great co-workers, supports team environment

    Cons

    Management hires and promotes their friends and family, no training which creates a situation where the few people that know what they are doing have to handle the majority of the work, they don't want to pay people who have knowledge what they are worth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop giving priority treatment to your friends and family and start caring about your hard working employees. How can you tell who that is? Check with your clients they will let you know who goes the extra mile for them. Also, check with some of your managing attonreys to make sure they are the ones causing the problems in the depts. Inappropriate behavior at the top looks really bad!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    The hard working employee gets treated like something you throw out on trash day

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    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at RCO Legal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have a semi-pro. You get a Christmas bonus every year, but you get taxed 40% (which is normal) and they pull out money for you 401k as well as medical pay on your bonus. To put the cherry on top, it's a favorites game. If your manager likes you more than likely you will get a bigger bonus. You would like to think this is based on work performance, but it's not. Everyone has a different bonus amount. If you want a higher bonus, work in the accounting/billing dept. The paralegals get shafted at bounus time compared to the accounting/billing dept. The paralegals do way more work and they get compensated with half the bonus accounting dose.

    Cons

    To much work for what they have staffed for. Therefore, they put rediculous standards of what needs to be accomplished on the employee.

    I understand bending to make your customer happy to an extent, but if you look like a pretzel at the end there's a problem.

    They have a tendency of promoting the slacker/can care less worker over someone who actually cares about the job and want to make a difference.

    Because of the nature of this job, (foreclosuring on homes and representing the banks interest in a bankruptcy) it has a very high turn over. Also, if you are a former drinker/smoker. This job will make you want to start smoking and drinking again. It's a really high stress job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop rewarding the screw-ups.

    Higher more employees who take pride in their work.

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

    Decent job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bankruptcy Specialist  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Bankruptcy Specialist in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at RCO Legal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed working environment, nice attorneys, good management. It's a decent job if you are starting out in the legal field and looking to get some experience. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Benefits are alright, though raises are infrequent. As with any law office, some of the attorneys are easier to work with than others. Overall it is not a bad place to work though.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great work environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Desktop Support  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Desktop Support in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at RCO Legal full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I loved my job here. It was a fun and friendly work environment. Very Flexible with time off. Great benefits. Everyone trying to help each other succeed. Challenges and projects are always available.

    Cons

    No tuition assistance or certification assistance program. Unorganized training program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are valuable, keeping them is crucial, hiring new employees is expensive. Investing in good employees and exploiting them is a lot more cost effective than rollover.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Thrown away after 4 years of dedicated employment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Work In Foreclosure Department  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Work In Foreclosure Department in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at RCO Legal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    learned a ton of information about foreclosure and what pitfalls to avoid when dealing with a mortgage or the bank.

    Cons

    No formal training programs- completely disorganized. Satellite office managers are not supervised properly and are let behave in an inappropriate and unprofessional manner. Benefits were cut back every single year, vacation time & sick leave were cut back and despite huge "growth" of the business no bonuses were given due to the expansion costs of acquiring another large company to expand to numerous additional states

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees and try putting them first.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    No training

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at RCO Legal full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    i had some great coworkers. This is about the only thing positive I can say about this place.

    Cons

    No training, no contact with lawyers you are working with, didn't bring up any problems in performance until it was the meeting in which they were firing me.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awful place to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Judicial Foreclosure Specialist  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Judicial Foreclosure Specialist in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at RCO Legal full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    None zip zilch nada blah

    Cons

    No training, managers blast you if you ask questions, they expect you to figure things out, they say its ok to make mistakes. Ugh. Very high turnovers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of managers in FJ dept and bring in better people and properly train your employees.

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

    Worked at RCO/RIM for 3 years... avoid this place!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at RCO Legal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some of the people you'll meet are quite friendly and you'll create some good lifelong friendships. That's the only reason why i'll give it two stars rather than one.

    Cons

    Some of the people you'll meet will stab you in your back at the first opportunity. Very much a culture of who you can jump on to raise your own position. Basically a feeder company for one of their subsidiary companies Nextitle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is a joke. Very unorganized. They just went through a huge layoff & more to come.

    If your looking for a career advancement you can forget it unless you grovel or know someone. No bonuses for year ending 2013... although this wasn't quite true.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I am a current employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at RCO Legal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is absolutely nothing positive about this company

    Cons

    Every said by people here is true.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have "managers" gone through actual management training of how to manage people. they are morons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Supportive and caring company...IF you do a good job and work hard and fast

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Parelegal  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Parelegal in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at RCO Legal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexibility! PTO! Flexibility!!! Casual dress. Fun coworkers. Relaxed environment. Challenging workload and work.

    Cons

    Workload is high and management expects you to do almost impossible amounts of work. Almost being the key word- you CAN do the job provided you are focused and you prioritize your workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really. Senior management has made great efforts in the past year or so to let the people they value know that they are valued. Management seems to always be accessible. Stephen Routh is one of the kindest CEO's that I have had the pleasure to work with. He takes a real interest in his employees and he is easy to talk to and he will let you know that you are valued if he feels that you are an asset to the company. Stephen lets you know that he cares.He also listens to the concerns of his employees.

    Approves of CEO

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