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"Brooklyn Law School"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Positive Outlook

I worked at Brooklyn Law School full-time

Pros

Higher education environment working with students.

Cons

The law school is behind on technology, but the new dean seems to be in favor of moving forward in this area.

Other Employee Reviews for Brooklyn Law School

  1. "Small Business Work Environment with Big Business Resources"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Brooklyn Law School full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    While everyone's experience is different at any organization my experience has been stellar.

    - Supportive management; focuses on how to solve problems instead of who caused them.
    - Great benefit package. 15+ holidays, 10 personal/sick days, 15-20 vacation days, 10% match on 403b after 2 years, children tuition (from elementary to college), dental, vision, life and health insurance, fair market salaries
    - Great level of autonomy. Little or no micromanagement.
    - low key, low stress work environment and flexible schedule. (more concerned about getting your work done versus when you do it)
    - supportive and appreciative staff. You'll hear thank you more often than any other place you've ever worked.
    - a lot of responsability and trust given. (this is both a good and bad)

    Cons

    - Some areas need better well-defined "processes" for how things should be done. Some things end up being seat of the pants.
    - better raises. (they are in the 1-2% area)
    - Exec-Board feels disconnected from the rest of the business. Most of the organization is run by the level below them.
    - Lack of duplicate coverage, i.e., many responsabilities are held by a single person if they get sick or are out there is not sufficient coverage for said person's responsabilities. (maybe a basic 20%)
    - because of how flat the organization is there is little room to "move up" you'd need to wait for your manager to leave to take their position.
    - prefer hiring outside than promoting internal applicants. This is more pronounced for Exec positions. If you can't find internal candidates, train or mentor them for the future roles that may open up in the org.

    Advice to Management

    -- Tell us more regularly what you do. (sometimes it's hard to figure out who is pulling the strings at the E-Board level)

    - More organization wide meetings for your entire department or even the whole of the university staff and faculty.

    - create more leadership opportunities or rotation programs.


  2. "Brooklyn Law School needs improvement..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Brooklyn Law School (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits package = Great package: 401K Match/Tuition Reimbursement
    Facilities = Modern
    Location = Great neighborhood

    Cons

    Constant revolving door due to lack of professional leadership, infighting and unrealistic goals.

    Heavy emphasis placed on funding programs, yet faculty reap very little benefit.

    The Development Office appears to be the most unstable office within the entire school.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Management:

    Please...

    Properly vet incoming leadership and examine your current senior level staff.

    Collect performance reviews on the supervisors from each department and remove the problem.

    Employees leave their managers; not their jobs. You are losing a lot of talented employees!

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