Clausen Miller - Cheap, no communication, no training and too many employees with low skill levels | Glassdoor
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"Cheap, no communication, no training and too many employees with low skill levels"

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Former Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY
Former Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Good benefits, reimbursement for subway travel to work, company outing in the summer, decent christmas party

Cons

They offer no training for incoming employees, expect you to know everything and criticize you when you do not; no bonus for support staff; at best you can expect a 2% annual raise; half the employees that are employed do not know the basic fundamentals of legal documentation; none of the employees do work consistanty; no double checking; overall lazy atmosphere for the staff; staff complains constantly they are underpaid which is why they underperform; recent office manager left and they promoted the lazyest employee to the new position based solely on tenure and not work experience;

Advice to Management

pay employees better; create training program for incoming and existing staff; create bonus system for performance and you will see more consistant work and happier employees

Clausen Miller Response

Oct 8, 2014 – HR Manager

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad that you enjoyed some of the employee benefits the firm has to offer, like transit checks and social events. We are sorry that your... More

Other Employee Reviews for Clausen Miller

  1. "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clausen Miller full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, holiday parties are great, early Friday closures during holidays, transit checks to those who come in on time, summer outings(although they've cut back a lot since then) great staff some may be to themselves. Office manager is strict but fair when it comes to work

    Cons

    Low pay
    Staff can be treated unfairly
    Office manager plays favorites and hangs at attorneys offices for too long with the doors closed
    Some partners/shareholders can be very nepot type like
    Mild racism
    Poor bonuses for staff
    No growth
    1-2% raise averages out to $600 more on your salary
    Revolving door
    Shrinking office space
    Budget cuts... yet partners still make the usual 60-70k bonus... yeah ok lol

    Advice to Management

    Try to create more of a culture like setting and learn to appreciate the staff more


  2. "Don't bother"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clausen Miller full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a job if you're desperate!

    Cons

    If you liked high school, clicks, gossip, snitches and teacher's pets, you'll love it here. HR does not lead with encouragement, but believes that employees who are nervous to lose their job will work harder. Several partners (one in particular) participate in snitching on assistants, making a point to listen to private conversations. Several secretaries like to make other secretaries miserable with nasty attitudes, being bullies or being outwardly racist. The prior HR manager had a term for it, something like the "black girls club". Other secretaries refuse to learn aspects of Word, like formatting or tables and hand off their work to other secretaries or the only overflow secretary. The overflow secretary takes her time in completing work while she mingles, gossips and watches movies on her iPad. The president has his issues with remaining professional with certain women staff members ... it's a joke. No job is worth this stress or depressive atmosphere!!! It's its own world.

    Advice to Management

    Get training ... stop breaking HIPAA rules and learn how to Management! Better yet ... just leave!

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