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Joseph E. Cordell
78 Ratings
Pros
  • "It's billing requirements are reasonable and allow for a good work-life balance(in 11 reviews)

  • "The work environment is great and the benefits are awesome(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "I had an unmanageable case load, very little to no job specific training, and most everyone was horrible to me(in 3 reviews)

  • "This is a fast growing company so from time to time there are growing pains(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Law Firm to work for"

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    Current Employee - Litigation Attorney in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cordell & Cordell full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    I have been working at Cordell on and off since 2014. I started when the firm was growing very rapidly and in 2015 I was laid off. I was able to be rehired in 2017 and it feels like I never left. I love my work environment and my co-workers. The firm offers great benefits , work/life balance and compensation. I have worked for both a small firm and a big firm and I had concerns that a big firm wouldn't provide me with...

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    Cons

    I don't have anything bad to say really. Sometimes the communication between the offices and the client care or billing department could be better but overall I am very satisfied working for Cordell.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Litigation Attorney in Cleveland, OH
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cordell & Cordell full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The firm is constantly re-evaluating benefits and actively surveys the employees on an annual basis to ensure that employees are happy at work. When I was hired, Mr. Cordell spoke with my incoming "class" of attorneys about wanting this to be our career destination---a place where we never leave. The interest in attracting and retaining the best people is something I really value about the firm. Before coming here...

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    Cons

    The firm reviews Clients on their satisfaction with your performance. In family law, not every Client is going to be happy, and bad reviews (especially when you've worked hard on a case) can really ruin your day. From a compensation standpoint, there could be a better reward system in place for bringing in your own business.

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking care of your employees and focusing on employee happiness and retention!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful law firm to work for"

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    Current Employee - Attorney 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cordell & Cordell full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The firm invests a great deal in its employees. The compensation and benefits are great and the firm is always looking for ways to offer more to employees. If you are a person who works hard you will be rewarded. The ROWE (results only work environment) for attorneys is priceless if you have a family or children as it provides you with flexibility to manage your work schedule. Everyone that works at Cordell or CMPG are...

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    Cons

    Working in the family law field with clients is stressful and challenging. The fact that the bonus structure changes yearly is frustrating.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great firm!"

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    Current Employee - Litigation Attorney in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cordell & Cordell full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Investment in their attorneys' success

    Cons

    Office locations and services/IT could be better

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Be!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Litigation Attorney in San Diego, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cordell & Cordell full-time

    Pros

    Cordell and Cordell offers competitive salaries and makes sure all of their employees feel valued and special! I am never in a place where I am chained to my desk and the firms policies regarding life happening are second to none! Great place to work for and be part of!

    Cons

    Sometimes the management of different sections don't always communicate as well as they should.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure everyone is on the same page and knows what is going on.

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Very positive work environment."

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    Current Employee - Senior Paralegal in Virginia Beach, VA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cordell & Cordell full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The firm's Virginia Beach office is like a family and we work well together as a team. So far the advancement opportunities have been very encouraging.

    Cons

    There are expectations for billing requirements but they are reasonable.

    Advice to Management

    Having more office events outside of work would be good for team building.

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Perfect Balance"

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    Current Employee - Attorney 
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Cordell & Cordell full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Firm focused on paying employees competitively while also encouraging a work/life balance. Work hard and be rewarded not only with a great salary package but also quality time with family/friends. Cordell brings in the clients so attorneys can be attorneys - focused on the practice of law and quality representation.

    Cons

    Occasionally some mixed messaging but goals/expectations always brought back into focus so you know exactly what is expected of you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing because it is paying off for those who realize (and appreciate) how rare this type of work environment is these days!

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work - good compensation, clear expectations"

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    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Baltimore, MD
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Cordell & Cordell full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Usually family law is high stress and low compensation. That's not the case at this firm because they have the resources to help you manage your workload and they compensate better than any family law firm in my region. They require you to do a lot of work to earn that excellent salary and benefits, but that's no trouble if you go in with your eyes open. The job is really what you make of it. There are lots of opportunities...

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    Cons

    Sometimes it is frustrating that policies change a lot. Bonus structure has changed every year I've been here, for example. (It's never a shocking change. They all have a common theme: work a lot, get a better bonus.) The top brass at the firm makes their political leanings very clear. For instance, the company holiday party is going to be at a Trump resort this year. I don't force the firm to listen to my political...

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    Advice to Management

    Make a good policy and stick to it. Tone down the rightwing messaging.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Supportive, progressive employer"

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    Current Employee - Litigation Manager in Beavercreek, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cordell & Cordell full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, management respects need for work-life balance, excellent pay and benefits, multiple opportunities for growth/upward trajectory, supportive management, great mentoring opportunities within firm, family-like culture among coworkers firm-wide

    Cons

    Lots of structure and oversight. I enjoy that, but some people might not.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Cordell Domestic Litigation firm a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Madison, WI
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    I have been working at Cordell & Cordell full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    I love my coworkers and the team I work with in the Madison office and the insight I gain from my litigation manager and regional partner. Great benefits and compensation packages. ROWE (results only work environment) meaning you can flexibly work from home or on your own time, but there is still an expectation you are at the office as needed. Systems designed by the company help with organization and client/file management.

    Cons

    A lot of oversight and micromanagement through numerous internal and external reviews and weekly/monthly meetings, which can be a blessing and a curse. It's time-consuming, but fosters a good learning environment and best serves the client's needs.

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