Cole, Scott & Kissane Reviews | Glassdoor

Cole, Scott & Kissane Reviews

Updated September 19, 2018
73 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.9
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Richard P. Cole
29 Ratings

73 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • "People are friendly and professional" (in 3 reviews)

  • "High level of responsibilty, great hands on experience, knowledgeable senior attorneys, respected law firm" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Performance is based solely on billable hours and not quality of work product" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Management is too top heavy and has very little regard for associate work-life balance" (in 5 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Featured Review

    "The Grass is Green Here"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cole, Scott & Kissane full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Advancement within the firm is possible. There is an open door policy with management. Genuine care and concern for the employees in times of life issues - not just in words, but true and effective action.

    Cons

    If you are adverse to hard work and a constantly busy organization, CSK is not the place for you. Growth requires commitment not just interest. Great days are what you make them. - No cons for me.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to create opportunities as you do - helping the support of the individual families in the firm.

    Cole, Scott & Kissane Response

    Aug 16, 2018 – Administrative Manager

    We are proud to say that we do have many employees that have been with our firm for many years. We are happy that you are still with us after more than 10 years and that you recognize the... More


  2. "I have been working at CSK for 6 years."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Litigation Paralegal in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Litigation Paralegal in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cole, Scott & Kissane full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have been with the firm now for the past 6 years. I can honestly say CSK values its employees. It is a firm that genuinely cares. They are extremely helpful in all aspects and the firm enjoys bringing its employees together for events. It brings great energy to the entire office. Also, it is a constant learning environment.

    Cons

    The legal field can be very stressful at times, but this aspect goes with the territory.

    Cole, Scott & Kissane Response

    Sep 10, 2018 – Administrative Manager

    Dear CSK paralegal,

    Thank you for taking time out of your day to rate our firm. We are happy that you have been with us 6 years but happier to hear your positive thoughts about how we value our... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Law firm"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cole, Scott & Kissane full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great management and partners are awesome

    Cons

    Hard to be away from office for more than a week

    Advice to Management

    Would be nice to have scheduled training regularly. Perhaps, this week we are doing a one hour webex on budget submissions and next week on check requests.

    Cole, Scott & Kissane Response

    Sep 10, 2018 – Administrative Manager

    Dear CSK employee,

    Thank you for taking the time to rate us on Glassdoor and share your opinions with others. We are happy that you have been with us more than five years and are happy with the... More


  4. "Legal Assistant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cole, Scott & Kissane full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great location. Competitive salaries. The CSK Family.

    Cons

    Can be stressful for Type A personalities who like to finish their work everyday - because you won't :)

    Cole, Scott & Kissane Response

    Sep 7, 2018 – Administrative Manager

    Thank you very much for taking the time to review CSK. We are happy to hear that you recommend our firm and rate it five starts out of five and that you will continue to work with us for many years... More


  5. "Great Employer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant

    I have been working at Cole, Scott & Kissane full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, 401K retirement plan, wellness plan

    Cons

    high volume, fast paced, long drive

    Cole, Scott & Kissane Response

    Sep 10, 2018 – Administrative Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to rate us on Glassdoor and for sharing your opinions with those that may want more information about CSK. We are happy that you value our benefits package that does... More


  6. "Stay Clear"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - N/A in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - N/A in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cole, Scott & Kissane full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros to working here.

    Cons

    Pay is horrible
    They expect so much out of you, they push you until you can’t anymore.
    Number 1 priority is to make money, not their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Advise has been given multiple times, just listen to the employees.


  7. "Associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cole, Scott & Kissane full-time

    Pros

    High salary, interesting work, opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    High billable hours, no time off for vacation, opposed to flexible work schedules, harsh criticism from management.

    Advice to Management

    Let people take vacation. Let people work from home when they need to. Treat senior attorneys like professionals.

    Cole, Scott & Kissane Response

    Aug 16, 2018 – Administrative Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion of our firm. As you state, our firm does have competitive salaries, interesting work and opportunity for advancement. You stated that we have... More

  8. "Legal Assistant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paralegal/Legal Assistant in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Paralegal/Legal Assistant in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cole, Scott & Kissane full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great firm to work for: excellent all around culture, great inclusive insurance and benefit package. Flexible work schedule, firm acknowledges and praises hard work.

    Cons

    If you don’t like to stay busy, it’s not the firm for you.

    Cole, Scott & Kissane Response

    Jul 2, 2018 – Administrative Manager

    Thank you very much for taking the time to review CSK. We are happy to see that you gave us a five star rating and that you acknowledge our great cutler, benefits and schedules. We are very proud... More


  9. "Staff"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cole, Scott & Kissane full-time

    Pros

    Christmas bonus, other than that, none.

    Cons

    No support by management, no solutions when problems are discussed, disrespect between attorneys and staff , so many attorneys and staff constantly leaving, favoritism is obvious for the select few.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what you need to do to turn this firm around but everyone knows they are replaceable and the firm really doesn't care to keep employees.

    Cole, Scott & Kissane Response

    Aug 3, 2018 – Administrative Manager

    We are sorry to hear that one of our Jacksonville staff members is unhappy with their current employment. CSK has an open door policy and invites you to discuss these issues and any other issues... More


  10. "I'd rather work in hell"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cole, Scott & Kissane full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The door was unlocked when I walked out

    Cons

    Literally the worst working environment you could imagine. This is a sweat shop for lawyers. Turnover is ridiculous and in your first week you will recognize why. Partners scream at you. If your billables are low for a day, they scream at you more. The billable hour requirement necessitates 6 10-hour days a week. They try to tell you that you will be miserable anywhere you go, so don't leave. Don't fall for it. The grass is 100% greener anywhere else.

    By the way, the partners make employees fill out positive ratings on this site, often standing over their shoulders when they do it.

    Advice to Management

    Try to become decent human beings

    Cole, Scott & Kissane Response

    Jul 23, 2018 – Administrative Manager

    Dear disgruntled former employee,

    First, our firm NEVER makes any current or previous employee "fill out positive ratings on this site." Those that rate our firm on this site do so on their own... More


Showing 73 of 73 reviews
Reset Filters