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    Former Employee - Document Review Attorney  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Document Review Attorney in New York, NY

    I worked at synergy legal professionals as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Pays at or above market rate for all reviews; some projects pay overtime at time and a half over 40 hours; more flexibility with hours than other review companies

    Cons

    Lots of uncertainty with the length of projects; lack of communication from project managers regarding status of project

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    Flexible work hours

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    Current Employee - Document Review Attorney  in  Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Document Review Attorney in Morrisville, NC

    I have been working at synergy legal professionals as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Allowed to come and go as please

    Cons

    No pay increase at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice to have a pay increase

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Flexible Schedules with Good Location

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    Current Employee - Temporary Contract Attorney  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Temporary Contract Attorney in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at synergy legal professionals as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Frequently hourly requirements are set for the week, not by the day. For example, with a 40 hour week you can work four 10 hour days and take one day off. Parking is available nearby for $9/ day. Expectations dare pretty clear and feedback is always professional.

    Cons

    Somewhat hopeless atmosphere because there are no opportunities for advancement and no one went to law school to do document review all day. There is no clear path to becoming a Quality Control leader.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    You can find better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at synergy legal professionals

    Pros

    This is a temp agency that provides attorney document reviewers to Huron Consultants. Huron, in turn, get hired by law firms who get hired by the client business.

    The good thing about Synergy/Huron is the work environment. It's quiet and sunny, I like that. You get assigned to a workspace in a room of about 15 people and that's probably where you will sit for the duration of the project.

    Cons

    So, you ask, just what is the duration of the project? That's where Synergy/Huron fails. They will sign you onto a project which gets delayed and doesn't start for days or even weeks. You are waiting and waiting to start earning money and of course your bills keep coming in. Then there are the projects they say will last for weeks, and you get a couple days work of work out of it. Or how about when they ask you to report in with the promise of work, you spend time and money getting to the site, and they send you home saying "oops no documents for you." Or ask you to come in at 6:00 am? Or stay to 9:00 pm or even midnight? Yep, all of that happens at Synergy/Huron.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Synergy/Huron: Come on guys, you have been doing this for a while. There is no reason at all that you cannot give a more accurate estimate of the length or start date of the project. Not asking for precision here, just ballpark estimates -- you are not even doing that -- and funny how it always comes out against your workers' interests.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    ok so far

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at synergy legal professionals

    Pros

    always willing to work with employees

    Cons

    Invest in opportunity for growth for the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    opportunity for growth

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    I've been working there for about 4 months

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    Current Employee - Document Review  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Document Review in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at synergy legal professionals

    Pros

    $20 an hour and overtime is available most of the time.

    Cons

    --They may pay $20 an hour per project but rarely is a project available.
    --It is possible to officially become an employee and work just one week out of 3 months.
    --This is not a company to be taken seriously. If you graduate from law school and need a pet project before you find a "real" job, give them a call.
    --Very unstable work hours....you may have been told that a project will last 2wks and in reality is last 2 days.
    --Management cancel projects sometimes minutes before you start work for the day.....no heads up given whatsoever.
    ---Imagine this -- you are sent an email that says a project is available and it will last two weeks. Then they tell you to arrive at 9am and be on time. You're sitting in the parking lot at 8:50am when you get an email (through your cell) that the project has been cancelled ---go home. That really sucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more professional. If a project is cancelled, give employees proper notice. Giving notice minutes before the start of the workday is very unprofessional.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    It has been a good experience

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    Current Employee - Document Reviewer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Document Reviewer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at synergy legal professionals

    Pros

    There is a lot of flexibility with your work schedule

    Cons

    Because it is contract work, its not always stable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep of the good work.

  9.  

    Great first-time experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC

    I worked at synergy legal professionals

    Pros

    Synergy legal professionals serves as a great segway into the legal workforce. The company offers great temporary employment as you attempt to secure a permanent legal position.

    Cons

    The only downfall about working for Synergy legal professionals is that the contract duration isn't certain. You may be prepared to work for three weeks, but learn after week one that the contract is complete.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only advice I can offer Synergy management is better communication on the duration of the contracts. Some people communte to the contract location and only desire contracts for longer periods of time.

    Recommends
  10.  

    OK, but you can't make a career out of it...

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    Current Employee - Contract Attorney  in  Miramar, FL
    Current Employee - Contract Attorney in Miramar, FL

    I have been working at synergy legal professionals

    Pros

    Great flexibility, so you can balance the demands of your life (family, solo practice, bar study) with work.

    The people are generally very pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    The pay has not changed at all since I've worked there ($20/hr). Some people get paid a little more, depending on whether or not they're doing QC work or other work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get at least half of the projected amount of data loaded onto the review platform before bringing people on the project. Get a clear idea on how long the project will last. Then hire people to work daily, straight through, and finish the project instead of having them come in at the drop of a hat when work is available, and sending them home mid-day if work runs out. Raise the salary.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Synergy Legal Professionals

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    Current Employee - Document Review  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Document Review in Houston, TX

    I have been working at synergy legal professionals

    Pros

    The primary reason that I work for Synergy Legal Professionals is that they offer better compensation than other entry level jobs in other industries.

    Cons

    Synergy Legal Professionals places employees with Huron Consulting Group exclusively. There are no advancement opportunities for the vast majority of the employees and there are no performance reviews. I have been with the company for over one year and have yet to get a review or be offered a raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advise management to learn some basic management skills, as well as basic human interaction skills. The vast majority of the management team walks around without even looking at or acknowledging the non-management employees.

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