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RCO Legal Reviews

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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Employee 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

    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.  

    Great first job out of college.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Judicial Case Manager - Paralegal  in  Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Judicial Case Manager - Paralegal in Honolulu, HI

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, flexible work schedule for time off.

    Cons

    Workload seemed hopeless at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

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

    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
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  5.  

    Decent job

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

    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
  6.  

    Great work environment.

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

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    You are only a hamster on the wheel

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    Pros

    Here are my twenty words to keep the box filled. There is nothing nice about this place.

    Cons

    This place is not fun to work at you never know when you will walk in and see a group of employees packing up their desks or teams are left with out managers. This is a slave ship trying to be a law firm.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Joke of a Law Firm

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Judicial Foreclosure Specialist  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Judicial Foreclosure Specialist in Portland, OR

    Pros

    Here is my 5 word minimum for this section....

    Cons

    Everything from management to training to the workloads. Nothing works right, policy and procedure changes are made daily (sometimes same thing over and over).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close the firm. Clients, pulls your referrals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Administrative Assistant

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    Former Employee - Foreclosure Assistant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Foreclosure Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Employees were great to work with. Benefits were great

    Cons

    Deadline policy. Given several stacks of files at 3:30PM and expect to be done by 5.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more time to complete task

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some nice benefits and some terrible management choices.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Major cut-backs on employee benefits - used to have breakfast supplied every Friday, company parties, gift cards for anniversaries. Also did not give any raises or bonuses this year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting your buddy or child even though they have no management experience. Consider the fact that without capable and motivated employees, your show won't run; treat your employees with this in mind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Meh

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great learning experience for dealing with a high volume, stressful department. Definitely learned on the job. I also learned a lot about working in an environment I hated.

    Cons

    Low pay, low perks, lots of stress and little guidance. Lots of gossip, very little trust. Owners are very cheap and are always trying to get more for less -- which adds to the stressful environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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