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"Okay to earn some money for a few years."

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Former Employee - Associate
Former Employee - Associate
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Money, but not as much as at other big firms. Some really great people there.

Cons

Unfair reviews and arbitrary advancement decisions. Lots of great people there, but the bad ones are especially adept at imposing their will on people.

Advice to Management

Get control of the out of control partners.

Other Employee Reviews for Dickstein Shapiro

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Has gone downhill..."

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

    Pros

    Like most firms, staff and attorneys are a tiny bit cliquish, but it is not as bad here as some other places. You can still be friends with attorney, staff, and partner alike. As with all place, you have you're exceptions, but overall the people who work here are wonderful. The benefits are pretty good, and the office is locate right above a metro stop. They have diversity programs with some great speakers, and the office is really nice and brand new. They have their own cafe with is pretty decent, but also a bunch of places to eat in the lower level. There is also a gym in the building with nice equipment.

    Cons

    This place used to be a great place to work, but like many other firms in the area has been forced to cut back. The place where the cutbacks are felt the most is with staff. The amount on how they have cut back on staff has gotten to the point where the staff is unhappy (both supporting staff because they have to support as many as 3 to 4 attorneys/partners each, and attorneys who have to prepare much of their own stuff since things aren't getting done as quick as they used to.) You have some people who are incredibly busy to the point of tears and others walking around complaining about the work they don't ever seem to be working on. Maybe it was just my practice area, but management had no clue as to what was going on. When you are new, you're pretty much on you're own as far as training goes, unless you're lucky enough to find someone who wants to help you out (the great people that work there are a BIG pro). It wasn't even a year ago I used to love coming here. Now I'm glad it's over with.

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  2. "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.


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