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Curtis Reviews

Updated May 24, 2019

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  1. "Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Curtis part-time

    Pros

    good company would recommend to

    Cons

    none great place to work

    Advice to Management

    none

    Curtis2018-03-02
  2. "Steady Work"

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    Former Employee - Administrative 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Curtis full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy-going environment* with decent benefits. *Depending on your position, cannot speak for associates or partners.

    Cons

    Some support personnel disappear when they are needed most.

    Curtis2019-05-24
  3. Helpful (2)

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Pennsauken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Curtis full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Was a great place to work.

    Cons

    Company maintains poor management and doesn't make the correct business decisions

    Advice to Management

    Remove excessive levels of management to reduce expenses.

    Curtis2018-08-22
  4. "Toxic Nightmare"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Curtis full-time

    Pros

    The location is probably the only pro of working here.

    Cons

    No established standards, what defines "good" work changes from day to day.

    Advice to Management

    Train your associates, it takes time straight out of law school.

    Curtis2017-10-23
  5. "Assembly"

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    Former Employee - Carla Brockman in Campbellsville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Curtis full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A lot of OT. Pay is good

    Cons

    12hr shifts fast paced long hours

    Advice to Management

    Better communication

    Curtis2017-09-18
  6. "Mid-size firm with a small-firm feel"

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    Former Employee - International Arbitration Paralegal in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Curtis full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to work closely with attorneys.

    Cons

    A lot of overtime, but this isn't necessarily a con considering you're given overtime pay.

    Curtis2017-08-12
  7. "Legal Extern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Curtis

    Pros

    Get to assist partners who are well versed with international arbitration.

    Cons

    due to the confidential nature of the work, Externs generally discouraged from working on real cases. Externship is unpaid

    Curtis2017-08-18
  8. "Good expereince in general, but not a great place for making a long term carrier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Curtis

    Pros

    International company with many offices around the world. Great professional teams. Good relationship between colleagues.

    Cons

    No clear management talent strategy. No apparent training system. The decision making structure relating to compensation is secretive.

    Curtis2017-05-04
  9. "Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Curtis

    Pros

    It is a job in a place with no HR professionals!

    Cons

    We are the new secretaries at this law firm that doesn't have "legal" secretaries and no professional HR people

    Advice to Management

    You all should be ashamed of yourselves!

    Curtis2016-11-08
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Average Big Law Firm"

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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Curtis full-time

    Pros

    -For Big Law firm hours, it was decent. Not a sweatshop like other Big Law firms in NYC. -Good colleagues who usually had a life outside of work.

    Cons

    -Very opaque compensation and power structure. Also the partners were usually too distracted by work or other matters to really manage junior attorneys well, which led to steep deterioration in morale among younger attorneys. -Project management was also haphazard and disorganized.

    Advice to Management

    -Improve transparency in the way the firm is run. Hire people who are good with project management and human resources.

    Curtis2016-02-23
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