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Alba Law Group Reviews

Updated Jun 28, 2019

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  1. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alba Law Group part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible Hours Relaxed dress code easy office atmosphere

    Cons

    Fast paced Strict work schedule due to legal deadlines

    Alba Law Group2019-06-28
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Long-time employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alba Law Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Most of the staff have been with the company for several years and help each other out when necessary. The benefits are substantial and the pays is good. The building and location are great. The company hosts employee luncheons several times a year and does giveaways regularly. Casual dress is permitted and the office environment is relaxed.

    Cons

    Most of the positions are sedentary and the work is extremely detail oriented with no margin for error.

    Alba Law Group2018-02-07
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Don't look for reward or a pat on the back"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Alba Law Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    flexible hours, interesting work and work environment is clean and functional

    Cons

    promotions and recognition are rare and do not appear to be based on effort, communication is lacking

    Advice to Management

    Give your staff something to look forward to, a goal worth reaching to improve the moral and relationship between employee and employer. Recognize your loyal and dedicated employees as an example to the rest of the staff so they have something to look forward to. It appears that long term employees are discouraged making it hard for new employees to remain committed.

    Alba Law Group2017-08-21
  4. "Interesting Office Work"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends

    I have been working at Alba Law Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Mon-Fri, flexible hours - Relaxed dress code - Valuable skills/knowledge about how to work in and around the legal system which can be used in other companies - Intellectually stimulating subject matter - Generous PTO - Friendly co-workers - Direct managers who listen to suggestions

    Cons

    - Sometimes the work is monotonous - Sometimes feels like I'm pushing back the ocean, can't get ahead of work - Doesn't appear to be much room for raises or advancement - The company's revenue is adversely related to the health of the economy

    Advice to Management

    - When controlling expenses, consider simplifying processes and workflow as a way to increase productivity. - Open up small amounts of overtime availability to teams who would like to catch up on their work

    Alba Law Group2017-07-25
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Going out of business"

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    Former Employee - Processor in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Alba Law Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    NOTHING AND I DO MEAN NOTHING!!!

    Cons

    EVERYTHING, this place should be out of business. It advertises itself as a law firm but it is a big joke. Don't apply for job here because you will be fired a few weeks later.

    Advice to Management

    Why bother....they dont5care about their employees

    Alba Law Group2017-04-26
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Legal associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alba Law Group

    Pros

    Co workers were decent yet they all left over time company cannot afford to lose much more without closing the doors

    Cons

    No training for new people and no chance to advance upwards management thrown into new teams in an instant and learning on the fly

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing and you will finally learn about what you should have done for the employees when the company closes

    Alba Law Group2017-04-24
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Just bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Alba Law Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent employees (non manager), decent equipment, easily hired, flexible with hours. Stores in building. Easy access to building. President a good person.

    Cons

    Worse than poor management. Family in upper management positions, Constant fear of termination for everyone except upper management, strict work conditions for anyone but upper management. No chance of advancement without favoritism. Cheap, very, very cheap. Work force reduction in progress for over 2 years. Company is crumbling due to bad management.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate all personnel in upper management that are related including HR. Train people to do their job not just general training. Create a more comfortable work environment. Learn to respect people.

    Alba Law Group2017-04-19
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible work atmosphere."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Alba Law Group full-time

    Pros

    It is a good learning experience and they offer benefits.

    Cons

    This company has an extremely alarming turn over rate. Employees are treated and space fillers. When the company is doing well, they hire a lot of people. If the company is doing poorly they lay off. Rather than establishing a plan, they continue this cycle. Senior Management are degrading, unfriendly and encourage people to walk around zombie-like. You are disciplined if you speak to your coworkers.

    Advice to Management

    I recommend taking a step back and evaluating the work environment and reputation you have created. The reviews are terrible for your company.

    Alba Law Group2017-02-20
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Thick skin required"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Alba Law Group for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, you can work at home if you prove yourself a reliable worker. Dress code is casual. The biggest pro is building experience for your resume, but that comes at a cost...

    Cons

    If you want to enjoy your job, don't work here. If you have thick skin and can tolerate abuse and constant feelings of inferiority, apply at your own risk. When I started one of the managers told me "in case you haven't noticed, this place is sink or swim, which I think leads to a lot of sinking." Other reviews on this site are spot on, though I'm not sure why anyone would give it anything other than a 1 out of...

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    Advice to Management

    Invest in keeping employees and building their knowledge instead of acting like everyone is replaceable at any time. Happier employees with low turnover would ensure that more people are trained and know what they are doing. Constant training of new people makes it impossible for leads to do their jobs.

    Alba Law Group2017-01-25
  10. Helpful (2)

    "It's not worth it."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Alba Law Group

    Pros

    Some co-workers are really nice.

    Cons

    The company is losing money and is going down. Senior management don't care about you and the pay is horrible for what they ask of you.

    Alba Law Group2016-12-11
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