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Hartford, CT
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Accounting & Legal
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Cantor Colburn is one of the nation’s largest and most productive full-service intellectual property law firms, and the fastest growing patent law firm in the country. With highly specialized knowledge and in-depth understanding of clients’ businesses, we ... Read more

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    "Good firm, bad management"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Hartford, CT
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    There is very little micromanagement or someone looking over your shoulder. This is refreshing, and most of us appreciate a work atmosphere where we are treated as adults. Compensation is good, and the bonuses are moderately generous. Benefits are decent.


    The major con that is worth noting is one particular client manager. The firm created a monster, and they clearly will not budge on her, regardless of the havoc she wreaks. There have been formal, documented complaints to HR about her verbally bullying and abusing employees, to no avail. The powers that be think admins are a dime a dozen, and would apparently rather bow to one client manager than take care of the people that actually do the administrative work. Even worse, her knowledge of PTO prosecution is negligible, but she handed herself the job of reviewing filings for this client. She consistently gives wrong information but places the blame squarely on the attorney/admin.

    Advice to Management

    Your work environment is great. Keep up the food work.
    Get rid of this scourge to the firm. She is not worth it. Her volatility and anger issues are liabilities. People have left and will continue to leave because of her. This kind of turnover is rarely a sign of a thriving or successful firm.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Cantor Colburn.


    First impressions are everything and the HR representative did not represent Cantor and Colburn in a positive way. We had a schedule telephone interview and after waiting an hour I emailed her and she admitted she forgot about our interview. I reschedule and she was on time, but during the interview process she stopped mid sentence, apologized and said she was reading an email! When I asked questions pertaining to the company and the job posting her response was the same, "good question but the hiring manager would be best to answer it". In my experience, HR should be able to answer basic company questions, for example; expectations of new hires and the training process. The one question she was able to answer, "what do you like best about working for Cantor and Colburn? Her response, "the people". I ended the interview at that point. I expected her to sell their benefits package or if they had some sort of flexible work schedule...something, not "the people"! I have spoken to former employees and read the comments here and the employees should have been the last thing she mentioned. I was not surprised she did not contact me for a second interview. I would not want to work for a law firm whose face of the company is unprofessional and out of touch with her own job requirements.

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