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Clark & Washingtion LLC Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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Emory L. Clark
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  1. "Great first job"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Paralegal"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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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    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "New Business Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "An Unethical and Egregious Working Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    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!


  7. "4years to learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


  8. "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


  9. "Great place to work if you like to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of work. It keeps you busy every day and makes vacations and holidays that much better. Whatever personal or professional problems you have will disappear since there's no time to dwell on them at work. Plenty of help and respect from staff and bosses.

    Cons

    Lots of clients with sad stories that will really bum you out or outrageous stories that will absolutely drive you crazy. If you don't drink, then start!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. This high volume bankruptcy firm can get crazy sometimes, especially around foreclosure day. One other thing, make sure your newer attorneys are not being led astray by paralegals who think they know how the law works. By the way, paralegals teach us how to do this stuff.


  10. "Clark & Washington"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The good thing about this job is the fact that you gain bankruptcy knowledge. You are paid salary even though the salary is lower than other law firms. The people at the firm were nice and friendly. The job wasn't too hard. The workload was heavy but it did help the time go by.

    Cons

    The pay is too low for the work that is required. We were required to do mandatory overtime. No room for growth. Management didn't work with you at all. If you were out with a cold they required a doctor's note or you would be written up. 6 day work weeks. Terrible benefits.


  11. "Great place to work and learn!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    At Clark and Washington you will work with attorneys who are excellent mentors where you will really understand the "ins and outs" of bankruptcy law. Invaluable work experience.

    Cons

    It's not as glamorous as some of the large firms in a big city, but the experience and knowledge you gain from this firm is invaluable.


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