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Spokane, WA
51 to 200 employees
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Company - Private
Accounting & Legal
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
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    Current Employee - Paralegal in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Seattle, WA
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    I have been working at Lee Hayes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People, opportunity to work with a variety of clients, firm's direction in recent years, opportunity for advancement (recent), relaxed atmosphere, community vibe, compensation, HR department, great firm leadership. It's really great to have such a varied group of paralegals all willing to pitch in and help with filing, answering questions, figuring stuff out, and fixing things.

    Cons

    Lack of admin support staff, accrual of time off seems slow, no on site IT.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Stay interested in improving. Ask the staff what they need on a regular basis.

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Lee Hayes Interviews

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    Life Science Patent Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Lee Hayes (Seattle, WA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    I had three 30 minute 1:1 interviews, lunch, and final interview with two senior employees. In one interview, an attorney while looking over my resume, apparently for the first time, suggested that I go work at UW and my kids can go to college for free (not true). That was my first clue that wasn't a candidate in consideration. The last interview and parting gestures gave me a strong feeling that this was a perfunctory interview. Why was I there? My husband had a firm contact that forwarded my resume to the life science chair. When I didn't receive a request for letters of reference, writing samples, or transcripts. I assumed they preferred a more experienced patent agent. As it turns out, Lee and Hayes hired a had much less experienced person for the position, but 20 years younger and no kids. I would love to hear their fake excuse for hiring the less experienced younger person. This kind of age and mother discrimination is pervasive in our society. I guess they think a 47 year-old mother should just roll and die. Such a shame.

    Interview Questions

    • What biotechnology do you fee most comfortable?   1 Answer
    • Would you be interested in a technical specialist position?   1 Answer
    • Do you think you're ready to start with prosecution or writing patent applications?   1 Answer
    • Do you think you will be able to manage the time constraints in this job? This question came from the chief administrative officer over video conference from the Spokane office, which began with her announcing that the founding partner, Mr. Hayes, was listening in. This was an awkward situation in which I wasn't sure whether to introduce myself or not, so I didn't.   1 Answer
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