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Clark & Washingtion LLC Reviews

Updated June 6, 2017
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Emory L. Clark
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  1. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clark & Washingtion LLC full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for with even better people.

    Cons

    Some travel to satellite offices but I didn't mind the drive and expected to work lots of Saturdays.


  2. "Not worth it"

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    Former Employee - Attorney
    Former Employee - Attorney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clark & Washingtion LLC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very few pros:
    1) You do get experience practicing bk law.
    2) It is steady income
    That's it.

    Cons

    1) Low pay for attorney positions (starting around $45,000 to $50,000)
    2) Very long work weeks
    3) Terrible office culture
    4) No training or development strategy for young attorneys
    5) Micro managed to the absolute hilt
    6) No upward mobility
    I can understand the lure of a good paying law job out of law school, but the way this firm treats its attorneys and the amount of hours you'll work just isn't worth the pay. The thing that will drive you the most crazy is the monotonous daily schedule which becomes less challenge and more mind numbing the longer you're there. You didn't become an attorney to do this.

    Advice to Management

    Relax

  3. "Great first job"

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    Former Employee - Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clark & Washingtion LLC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Clark and Washington is a great place to learn all aspects of consumer bankruptcy law. The more senior attorneys are always willing to answer questions and provide insight.

    Cons

    The constant volume of clients is exhausting.


  4. "Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clark & Washingtion LLC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get experience that you need.

    Cons

    Overworked, underpaid and micromanaged. No help from management.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more than 29k for your paralegals. Give real raises and dont lie about how working hard equals more money. Everyone starts out the same. Trust your employees and value them. Get rid of your mandatory Saturdays and fake overtime because your salary $7.00 on Saturday's for paralegals os not real overtime.


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    "Wouldn't Recommend"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Clark & Washingtion LLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good opportunity to grow knowledge base and bankruptcy law experience
    - Some of the staff are competent and friendly

    Cons

    - Absolutely unaffordable health insurance
    - Does not match 401(k)
    - Poor office morale; does very little to promote a good work culture
    - Many senior and support staff members are often completely lazy and rude
    - Schedules too many appointments in satellite offices, more than can be seen by the staff
    - Asked to work many weekends without overtime pay

    Advice to Management

    It doesn't take a ton of money to foster a work culture that'll make people want to stay. When employees feel that the entire business revolves around the top dogs, they're not going to stick around for long. If only this place could learn to hold on to good people, they'd be ten times better.


  6. "New Business Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - New Business Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - New Business Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clark & Washingtion LLC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable, Good Pay, Good Benefits, very busy but professional environment, family oriented, weekly training, Cares about the employees. 30 years in the business is a plus. .................

    Cons

    Not to much room for growth, doesn't pay time and a half for overtime. You have to work on Saturdays

    Advice to Management

    Operations manager is great


  7. "An Unethical and Egregious Working Environment"

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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Clark & Washingtion LLC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are absolutely no Pros to working for this firm other than the day you leave.

    Cons

    Their employment contract has an unconscionable liquidated damages clause which cannot be enforced.
    The micro-management at this firm is absolutely not conducive to productivity.
    Their retention rate of attorneys is deplorable.
    The pay is not competitive and for the over 40 hours you work a week, you would be better off working at Waffle House.
    You are booked from morning to end of day with clients not to mention all the phone appointment you have to finish before the end of the day.
    There is NO room for growth, and absolutely NO proper training.
    By the end of your second or third week you will be forced to start writing cases without knowing most of the necessary things to properly help your clients.
    STAY AWAY FROM THIS AT ALL COST.
    This firm takes advantage of new attorneys who don't know any better than to take a job because someone is hiring. Their reputation throughout the community is deplorable!
    It is amazing that this firm is still even in existence.
    By the way if you aren't trained in Knoxville, expect to be SACKED within your first 6 months!

  8. "Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal
    Former Employee - Paralegal
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Accumulated vacation hours is a plus. to use when you need it. Although it must be approved, it usually didn't get denied

    Cons

    There is no structure. There are some job positions that require heavy work while others sit and talk for hours during the work day. There is no open door policy, so job security is zero to none. You can't go to any management staff and talk about your concerns. This is a horrible place to work. If you talk about your concerns, then it means "open for discrimination." There are a lot of paralegals and attorneys that you have to work with here that are extremely unprofessional. If you work instead of socialize, then most likely you will not have a job with them down the road. BEWARE BEWARE BEWARE of this employer. VERY MISLEADING!


  9. "4years to learn"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clark & Washingtion LLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn bankruptcy and get your foot in the door

    Cons

    Alot of hours put in especially with the 6 day worl week and something called Chinese overtime


  10. "Unprofessional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No pros because never received a response email from HR Personnel until this given day.

    Cons

    Went to the 1st interview. And when I got to the interview it was a group interview. Almost a month later was called in for a 2nd interview. Was offered the position but I wasn't able to accept offer on the spot due to the salary being offered and was given the weekend to think about it and confirmed by Monday whether I accepted. That Monday I accepted the job offer and sent email to HR personnel an acceptance email offer. She replied back and advise "Great and would get back in contact with me". As of today I have not received any messages from her. Even sent a follow up email.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more professional in this certain circumstance HR personnel was very unprofessional


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