I have been working at Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra full-time
Flexible time schedule, understanding supervisors, and an environment that encourages you to improve. In the more than five years that I have worked in this company I have witnessed the ups and downs, the rises and the falls. In the end, the company has shown me that they do care and that it is not personal. My co-workers are beyond friendly and supportive. We work as a team. I believe this place will be great because of the hard-working and dedicated people that come in every day to do their best and put good quality work, not just pushing numbers. The paralegals are incredible and reliable with bright and thorough attorneys taking lead. Additionally, in the years that I have worked here I have only experienced kindness, understanding, and positive feedback which is a lot more compared to previous places . This company hired me when I came out of college and I will be here to see it succeed.
Huge case load and not enough time in the day.
Advice to Management
A little overtime and more training courses on court rules and civil procedures because even the most experienced of paralegals can benefit and even learn something that they didn't learn from previous education/training.
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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