I have been working at Crowell & Moring full-time (More than 10 years)
they let me do my job
poor technology that impedes doing a good job. They also don't share the wealth
Advice to Management
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Crowell & Moring (San Francisco, CA) in February 2015.
First, interview with recruiter in Washington DC, second, interview with local office manager, third, take a test, fourth, interview with attorneys, and fourth interview possibly with more attorneys. The interview with Washington DC took some time based on the availability of the recruiter, then the interview with the office manager was scheduled quite quickly. Both were very nice people and knew what they were doing and understood the job they were trying to fill. Both were easy to talk to if you knew and understood the position. However, the testing part of the interview were tests that had nothing to do with the job itself and tested for abilities that are rarely, if ever used by a Legal Secretary, such as Power Point. There are other tests, that they could have added, such as table of authorities and motions, court questions and Adobe, which would have been more appropriate for the position. Also, because the firm had to correspond with their office located in Washington DC, the process took a long time. I was still in the interview process when I actually had another very appealing offer come in that I couldn't turn down. I did give them a chance though. Everyone at the office in San Francisco was very nice though and I would not have minded to continue further.