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Dickstein Shapiro Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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  1. "Legal Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dickstein Shapiro full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It was a great place to work for years until the managing partner changed, and we moved to the new building. Too much debt, I think.

    Cons

    Biggest con is that the firm folded, partners left, no raises for years and years.


  2. "docketing clerk"

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    Former Employee - Docket Clerk in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Docket Clerk in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dickstein Shapiro full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    hard worker, detail oriented, manage time well

    Cons

    not familiar with all databases


  3. "It was a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dickstein Shapiro full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to teach and learn.

    Cons

    Newly incoming management not too well educated in departments they oversaw


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  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Dickstein Shapiro full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the firm was pretty big so there was no need to get caught up in melodrama. The salary was awesome and office was big and very nice

    Cons

    People were cliquish and some were very close to HR manger which was very unfair to some.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on HR work and spend more time making staff happy.


  6. "Legal Secretary"

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Bellmore, NY
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Bellmore, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dickstein Shapiro (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Dickstein Shapiro had a great office moral and cared very much about family.

    Cons

    Lacked communication with their staff.


  7. "Was Fun While it Lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dickstein Shapiro full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, family oriented, diversity, benefits, holiday bonus, free office courses, co workers, location and some cool things.

    Cons

    Some people act like the firm was in their name "grouchy secretaries", especially if they worked for the higher ups and partners.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate, communicate, communicate with honesty. Treat others fairly regardless of their job titles. And remember you're not better than anyone else and can easily be replaced like everyone else.


  8. "Great working environment."

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    Current Employee - Senior Paralegal in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Paralegal in New York, NY

    I have been working at Dickstein Shapiro full-time

    Pros

    Life style, large firm with out the big law pressures to work excessive hours.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from management.


  9. "Great firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Dickstein Shapiro full-time

    Pros

    Excellent firm. Great quality of life and sophisticated legal work.

    Cons

    Has witnessed bad press in recent months.


  10. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Located near metro. Café in the building.

    Cons

    Two offices recently closed. LA and CT. DC and NY are the only remaining offices

    Future of the Firm is uncertain.

    Advice to Management

    The Firm poorly manages communication. This must be improved or more business professional will seek a more stable place to work.


  11. "Great firm...."

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Dickstein Shapiro full-time

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere. As long as your work is done, nothing to stress about.

    Cons

    No pay raises in 4 years.



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