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  1. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "Worst Directors / Management possible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Dickstein Shapiro full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a wonderful cafeteria that serves top quality food. The coffee isn't bad and since there is a starbuck's in the building, it is not as important.

    The company does not fail to pay employees ontime, which is interesting considering the lack of staff for functions such as this.

    Cons

    You would be very hard pressed to find a more incompetent list of directors to run your company. They should be ashamed for hiring people of low moral standards who only wish to make the lives of their employees the most miserable possible.

    There are few if any support employees left that can actually do any of the tasks required. Those that remain simply lie and create false gossip to protect themselves. Their IT management is the main generator of the lies with other groups taking their lead.

    Advice to Management

    Review your staffing policies and begin to remove the dead weight. For example 99% of those that have been there more than 10 years of course.


  6. "Hastert Conversations"

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    Current Freelancer - Human Resources Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Freelancer - Human Resources Specialist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dickstein Shapiro (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The firm is trying to come to terms with the embarrassment that is Dennis Hastert.

    Cons

    In-house conversations focus on limiting the damage, not eliminating the problem.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the man loose. He is a disgrace and makes me feel dirty to work there.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "You can find something better"

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    Current Employee - Business Professional
    Current Employee - Business Professional
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Dickstein Shapiro full-time

    Pros

    Kind and intelligent people at all levels

    Cons

    Very little communication from leadership
    Periodic lay offs
    Low morale

    Advice to Management

    Be more open in your communication firm wide and show some appreciation for your people

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Hard to say where the firm is going"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People are great for the most part.

    Cons

    Not a lot of chance for advancement. Uncertain future given the reduction in attorneys and staff.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Working through some issues"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stable, and some well-recognized groups. Folks are generally nice, but sometimes unwilling to confront the problems.

    Cons

    Poor communication from management; the usual big-law work-life balance (or lack thereof). Bad press this year.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointed"

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

    I have been working at Dickstein Shapiro full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent training opportunities, compensation was nothing to sneeze at (very competitive), benefits were equally competitive.

    Cons

    Working at Dickstein Shapiro felt very much to be in a "family" environment, until the managing partner, Angelo Arcadipane, left and Mike Nannes took the position. This change, coupled with the growth of the firm through mergers and acquisitions, proved this to no longer be the case. The feeling of being part of a "team" effort was lost to the majority being out for "themselves".

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip!


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