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  1. "Attorney"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Barrett Daffin Frappier full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Location good for lunch and shooping.

    Cons

    No upward mobility. Bad management. Nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees, learn your processes.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Run for your sanity"

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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Addison, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barrett Daffin Frappier full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Addison Location this by far was the worst job I have ever ever had in my entire life

    Cons

    Everything this place makes there employees work 2 weekends a month and 2 weeks a month overtime is mandatory no exception. They care nothing about their employees. The entire atmosphere is depressing gloomy and sad. There is absolutely no proper training whatsoever you'll be better off working at Burger King. All of the other reviews r correct this place is horrific.

    Advice to Management

    Don't work employees like slaves people have lives outside of bdf

  3. Helpful (2)

    "stay away!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Absolutely none! This place is hell on earth.

    Cons

    This place is a joke. Arrogant, rude and vindictive management and managing attorneys. Constant fear of being laid off.

    Advice to Management

    You're not worth as much as you're being paid. Learn some common human decency


  4. "Flexible but no room to move"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible environment, casual dress code

    Cons

    Layoffs constantly and no room to advance


  5. Helpful (1)

    "What a joke"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is nothing positive about BFW

    Cons

    Everything. Took over Aronowitz and Mecklenburg then laid almost everyone off. They lie well. They're associated with all of the foreclosure firms that are now shut down one way or another.
    They screw up your w-2 with figures that don't match your actual wages.

    They over work employees and management does nothing with very few exceptions

    Advice to Management

    Do your actual job and stop pushing it off to others because you don't want to do your job.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Awful Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Billing in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Billing in Addison, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barrett Daffin Frappier full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary OK.. Good location in Addison

    Cons

    Where to begin ? Probably the worst office I have ever I've ever worked in. Depressing atmosphere. Very few people liked their job, but the money was decent.

    Zero advancement opportunities
    Pressured to work "off the clock"
    Benefits are horrible And you have to work SIX MONTHS to even be eligible for any benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Train people correctly ! I sat with someone for 3 days then I was thrown to the wolves. The morale is low, and people are very unfriendly. Hire better managers and supervisors who act more professionally, do not play favorites, and know how to motivate people.


  7. "Operationally Dysfunctional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Addison location beats a downtown location for a law firm.

    Cons

    Leadership is not supportive of staff and company morale is low. Directors and Partners pass you in the hall and will not make eye contact or say hello. Management seldom returns phone calls/emails. No training. No review process. No pay increase for many employees that have been there over 5 years, pay decreases for others. Lay offs are common and usually around holidays/end of year so Directors Partners get their bonuses. Company has not been the same since the passing of Michael Barrett.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to suggestions from employees.

  8. "don't waste your time"

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    Former Employee - Mid Level Associate Attorney in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Mid Level Associate Attorney in Addison, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Barrett Daffin Frappier full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of restaurants nearby, decent hours

    Cons

    Unprofessional management, poor training, draconian human resources, 'big brother' environment, no recognition for achievement.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a competent, professional management team that aren'tare present, and not hung over half the time


  9. "A Good Temporary Job"

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    Former Employee - Bankruptcy Specialist in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Bankruptcy Specialist in Addison, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barrett Daffin Frappier full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Per company policy, you will make 40 hours every week whether you like it or not. HR department is generous. Attorneys are knowledgeable and friendly.

    Cons

    In order to make my 40 hours per week, they used my PTO if I was at 38 hours for the week. Then when I was actually sick, I never got paid. Instructional courses regarding benefits were inconclusive as to the exact terms of the benefits. Immediate management was superficial, aloof, and fail to properly nurture employee-supervisor relationship. No formal training offered on any subject including FDCPA, Bankruptcy Law, etc. Multiple employees were set up to fail and multiple more were ignored most of the day while they did nothing. Entire team has a defeatist attitude towards the firm's clients and refuses to offer training to better workflow from clients. No mobility. An entry-level position is immediately below the supervisor who is immediately below an attorney; the only way to move up is to get a law degree. The entire company is disorganized and needs to have an efficiency team rework the whole setup.

    Advice to Management

    Call in an efficiency team; design some Policies & Procedures; stop counting hours; offer real, front-line training; and train mid-level management on how to interact with employees. This is the only way you'll ever lower turnover and increase productivity. Best option would be to fire everyone who isn't an attorney and start from scratch.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Unprofessional and Incompetent Law Firm/Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    None. They made payroll. Truly nothing else. One star (lowest rating).

    Cons

    How they made payroll each month was nothing short of a miracle. Poor customer/client service. Poor quality personnel. Community college educated management personnel overseeing law firm attorneys. Clients and Potential Employees should steer clear. Extremely toxic culture. Any other industry competitor (in Texas or elsewhere) is superior to this entity.

    Advice to Management

    Obtain formal management education to survive in today's modern business environment.


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