Schulte Roth & Zabel
2.7 of 5 19 reviews
www.srz.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 13, 2014

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Brian F. Schare

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43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Legal Assistant (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Schulte Roth & Zabel full-time for more than 8 years

ProsIn a particular practice group, the partners & attorneys were considerate, supportive, provided challenging assignments and embraced teamwork. They also appreciated and respected vacation time and did not require you to call in while on vacation. There were a few attorneys from other practice groups I interacted with who were also considerate and supportive. The support staff were also hard working and fun to be around. In general, it was a very nice and supportive environment among my immediate colleagues.

In addition, SRZ had great benefits.

ConsSupport management was not supportive, were frustrating to work with and had poor leaderships skills. They made decisions that caused more problems and deflated morale. Best to avoid support management as much as possible and you'll be happier at SRZ.

Advice to Senior ManagementI suggest that Management make changes to support and hr management. I would also suggest that they provide management training in leadership skills. I understand some changes have already taken place, which is a good start.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Decent place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Schulte Roth & Zabel full-time for more than 3 years

ProsMany great, hard-working people among the legal and non-legal staffs.

ConsWorkload can get tough with long evening and weekend hours.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Once it went "corporate" it lost a lot of its appeal to me as an employee.

Pedal Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Schulte Roth & Zabel full-time for more than 10 years

ProsBenefits ... Until becoming stingy in late 2013, subtracting personal and vacation days from support staff and doing away with longevity bonuses WHILE AT THE SAME TIME INCREASING WORK LOAD !

ConsIt once felt like family and that all parties mattered equally to the firm's success. Then it got too big, went corporate all the way and lost a lot in the process, IMO.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake decisions based on your as well as workers' needs ... not just for your bigger piece of the pie. Your firm will profit more, ironically, if you do.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Depressing place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Schulte Roth & Zabel full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood enough pay; it's a job and nothing else

ConsHR horrible. Little human interaction on a daily basis.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart acting like you actually care about your employees.

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

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Dante's Inferno

Associate (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Schulte Roth & Zabel full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSome very smart workaholics to set an example

ConsToo much power currently concentrated in premium class jerks

Advice to Senior ManagementLook to the founders - there's a reason they were able to build a successful organization - current leadership is far below the standard set by the founders and should improve to keep and grow the franchise.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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a long-time employee who took a buyout - srz no longer values its staff

Legal Secretary (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Schulte Roth & Zabel full-time for more than 10 years

Prosthe staff is absolutely great

Conshad been a magnificent firm in which to work but no more. for one, cut benefits for staff - very toxic environment there now; HR is horrendous

Advice to Senior Managementtreat people as you would want them to treat you

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

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Litigation Associate (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Schulte Roth & Zabel full-time

ProsReputation of firm, particularly in the New York area, was helpful to my own reputation, and also to add to my resume. Firm resources were always available (day and night -- also a "con"). Interesting clients and interesting work.

ConsIt was a cut-throat environment, where few people seemed happy. When I smiled at a co-worker once, they asked if I was new to the firm. Litigation associates were really at the bottom of the totem pole, doing more grunt work than they would at other similarly-situated firms.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive more than just lip service to a work-life balance.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Amazing Law Firm!!!

Attorney, 4th-Year (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Schulte Roth & Zabel full-time for more than 5 years

ProsBenfits are amazing in addition to the culture of the firm. You will be mentored by extremely knowledgable people. The best part of Schulte is that the employer cares about it's employees and that to me is essential. People who work here stay forever, or leave and come back.

ConsI have nothing negative to say as I am fortunate enough to be a rehire at SRZ.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!!!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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just like 'devil wears prada'

Associate (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Schulte Roth & Zabel full-time for more than 3 years

Prosgreat experience, above-market bonus, good people. always got best tech support and other office amenities

Conslife is hard for a corporate associate no matter where you are, but good to work at a firm where clients have deep pockets so they are not nickeling and diming their law firm

Advice to Senior Managementyou can afford to hire smarter associates

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was rewarding, nice people, great hours, lots of perks.

Paralegal (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Schulte Roth & Zabel full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat Benefits, some of the best in the industry. If you are a part of the support staff.

ConsSome assignments are not challenging and no room for creativity

Advice to Senior ManagementGive the staff assignments that can add value to the client and try to match new employees with areas that they are interested in

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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