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Dickstein Shapiro Reviews

Updated August 30, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "One of the best firms to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice people, decent benefits, a lot of staff support, Incentive bonuses in addition to regular bonus, great pay (for attorneys and staff)

    Cons

    Stress of not getting your billable hours of it's slow


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Legal Secretary/Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A friendly working environment. The firm treated their staff very well and were extremely understanding and generous.

    Cons

    Having to deal with D.C. firm for certain issues.

  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. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are great to work with.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities not there for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Salary is a bit lower than market


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dickstein Shapiro full-time

    Pros

    - work life balance
    - salary
    - commitment to the overall community
    - Caring management
    - good raises

    Cons

    - Lots of overtime during certain times of the year (I guess can be expected within any industry)


  6. "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.


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "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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