I worked at Herzfeld & Rubin full-time (Less than a year)
Attorneys are professional and ethical, seem to work well both individually and as a whole. Firm is small, quiet, nice vibe. Receptionists are very nice, professional also. Everybody keeps to themselves
There is no orientation into the firm, you have to learn by doing, and making mistakes. There is no human resources and if you have a question you must go to either a colleague or firm administrator. Firm administrator does hiring, yet does not introduce to policies, etc. There is not outlet should you have a problem or question.
Advice to Management
Form a human resources department of more than just the firm administratror
I applied in-person. I interviewed at Herzfeld & Rubin (New York, NY) in February 2012.
meet with two partners, they spent most of the time talking about how great the firm was and not interested in my experience. The firm spent much time talking about billable hours and litigation like "sharks" but did not explain what they were looking for specifically. Lots of focus on products liability but that is a very small portion of the firm's actual practice.
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