Since the mortgage default practice transferred out, the firm has become a small boutique collections firm. The atmosphere is relaxed, yet management continues to strive for quality and excellence in service. No micro-management by the supervisor or attorney manager, they expect you to do your job and make sure you have the necessary tools to complete your assignments. Training is performed routinely in a positive manner. The office location is great, no downtown traffic to contend with or paying for parking.
In the past, dealing with the mortgage default practice could be stressful - there used to be turnover at the firm due to the nature of the practice. This is no longer the case.
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra (Tampa, FL) in July 2015.
Let me just say to anyone who is thinking of working here, avoid it at all cost. The firm is very unprofessional. I had applied for an Associate Attorney position in June 2015. I received an email from the HR guy in July 2015 asking for an interview. However, this email had multiple typos. I thought this was an innocent mistake. I later learned that this firm is very careless.
The interview itself was laid back. I was interviewed by one partner who asked me about my work history. He also described the job responsibilities and told me I would have to work a minimum of 50 hours a week. He said he would probably offer me the position. A day later I received a call from HR offering me the position. I stated I would like it in writing with the salary and benefits. The firm offered me a whooping $35,000 a year with no potential for a bonus. The offer letter again contained typos which is very unprofessional and shows carelessness by not bothering to proofread.This is absolute robbery especially when the MINIMUM amount of hours I would spend at the office is 50 hours. Even though this was an entry level position, no disrespect to other professions but legal secretaries and paralegals make more than this. When I sent a letter with a counteroffer letter stating I wanted a performance based bonus and a higher salary, they withdrew their offer. Mind you, I did research based on my experience, education, firm size, job responsibilities and proposed a median starting salary for my position. I sent a response letter stating I thought it was standard to negotiate salary and benefits and that my letter was negotiable. I have not heard a response from them since then. Be warned there is no negotiation with their offer.
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