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Blatt Hasenmiller Leibsker & Moore Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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Kenneth R. Wake
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Attorney"

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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blatt Hasenmiller Leibsker & Moore (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Allows instant courtroom experience. No long training period, just dive in and handle hundreds of cases instantly. Decent entry level opportunity.

    Cons

    Their computer system is dated and klunky. The partners tend to be stressed, and this stress flows to the associates and support staff. The caseload is very high per attorney. Don't expect a honeymoon period. Not a place to work long-term. Atty Ken Wake pushes his Conservative Republican views on others and is in over his head.

    Advice to Management

    Modernize and streamline the data systems. Give new attorneys several weeks to get comfortable and learn the ropes instead of dumping hundreds of cases on them literally in the first week.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Stand still"

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    Current Employee - Court Call Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Court Call Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blatt Hasenmiller Leibsker & Moore full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Down town near great restaurants, trains and buses . 45 minute lunches with 2 15 minute breaks per day. They a little flexible with the work hours

    Cons

    Usually overworked with no compensation. Barely gives overtime . Managers and supervisors are rude to employees. Haven't gotten a raise in years


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Run! Dont walk away from this company. I am not bitter at all, I honestly am trying to save you."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Collections in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Collections in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blatt Hasenmiller Leibsker & Moore full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Co workers are genuine, hard working people for the most part. Two 15 minute breaks. "Regular" 9-5 m-f work week.

    Cons

    Salary is terrible, it is honestly poverty level. Company hires people it feels it can control and have no other place to go. The owner yells at managment and attacks them personally, which destroys morale for the entire company. There is zero loyalty to anyone- 10 years of service or 10 days, if the owner has a bad day- mass firings ensue. CEO is looking to get as much as he can for selling this company and getting out asap.

    Advice to Management

    How do you give advice to someone who thinks they know it all? Ok, pay people what they are worth, and not what you can 'get away with' due to the market. Reward loyalty and good work. Promote those who deserve it, and don't just 'look' the part.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Words of advice"

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    Former Employee - Office Services Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Office Services Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blatt Hasenmiller Leibsker & Moore (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Monday through Friday schedule. Benefits. 401K

    Cons

    Unprofessional because they hire relatives of employees and don't stick to the rules for transferring to other departments. There is favortism and management does not appreciate employees with years of service. The company is also guilty of micromanagement in order to bring in a new staff of temporary employees in order to avoid paying insurance and salary of fulltime employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stay loyal to those who have been loyal to you. Stop micromanaging and


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blatt Hasenmiller Leibsker & Moore full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    401K and decent Health Care. They also have the standard 3 Weeks vacation. Recently changed to everyday casual unless a client is in the office.

    Cons

    THERE HAVE BEEN NO RAISES FOR 3 YEARS!

    Everyone feels the pressure to perform and perform well, but are not properly trained to do so. The way issues are addressed is to discuss the consequences of mistakes instead of working together to train people up to prevent them in the first place. Because of this turnover is extremely high and the cycle starts all over again.

    With the lack of motivation (Professionally & Financially) complacency is rampant. There really is no way to move up in the company and those already in management have been there way too long or are new external hires with no previous experience.

    Advice to Management

    Please be more transparent in what's going on both internally and with your business dealings and communication NEEDS to be a main focus. Having a good company culture brings everyone up and helps with everyone's bottom line.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Non Mgmt positions"

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    Former Employee - Data Entry in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Data Entry in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blatt Hasenmiller Leibsker & Moore full-time

    Pros

    The location is easy to get to. Schedules are usually flexible. The benefits are on par with other companies. co- workers are for the most part nice.

    Cons

    Pay is extremely low fo the amount of work that is expected of you. Way to much favoritism is paid to some workers. people who do not know what they are doing are being hired. Upper Management is abissmal.

    Advice to Management

    Hire upper managment that actually no day to day activities. Learn to communicate with your staff better. Stop lying to your clients and staff


  8. Helpful (1)

    "BHLM Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Compliance Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Compliance Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blatt Hasenmiller Leibsker & Moore (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience. Management values the opinions of the staff. Good work environment.

    Cons

    Low pay. Long Hours. Can be very stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your best employees with higher pay. Otherwise, keep doing what you're doing


  9. Helpful (1)

    "It is what you make it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blatt Hasenmiller Leibsker & Moore full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexible schedule, decent raises in my department, good work life balance since you don't take any of the work home with you.

    Cons

    overall salary, management, culture of organization


  10. Helpful (2)

    "collector"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    nothing...there are not any pro's here: they look for a reason to not pay out bonus. time you to go to the washroom, and the managers speak down to you.

    Cons

    everything... I would not work here if you can avoid it. In the legal industry this firm has a very poor reputation.

    Advice to Management

    stop running a backroom call center environment


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Communication Breakdown/ Poor Training"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blatt Hasenmiller Leibsker & Moore full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is $. Pretty nice people overall. It's a learning experience. You pretty much have to figure stuff out on your own

    Cons

    Left hand doesn't know what the right is doing. Blame game on clerks for being slow when supervisors and attorneys make mistakes

    Advice to Management

    Communicate. Train. Communicate! Don't blame clerks for management/attorney mistakes. Supervisors should know ins and outs of clerk positions.


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