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"It has been and continues to be a very rewarding experience."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Approves of CEO

Pros

They are very family oriented, they try to always make their employees feel wanted and appreciated. It is a very nice company to work for.

Cons

Due to the current budget cuts there is a salary freeze. I wish we didn't depend on government grants alone.

Advice to Management

Offer some incentives to make up for the salary freeze. Maybe increase the rate of vacation accrual, until the freeze is over.

Other Employee Reviews for Legal Services of New Jersey

  1. "Overworked Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Can establish good contacts
    Well reputed organization
    Very flexible timings
    Good potential future employer (especially after you graduate from law school)

    Cons

    Unpaid internship
    Not enough staff: so those left behind have to take on a lot of the work
    Inefficient: No one checking on who is actually working
    Work Atmosphere can be too informal

    Advice to Management

    Check on what your employees are doing during "working hours"


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work Full-time if you can get in"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Edison, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Comfortable Work Environment; accessible to mass transit (Edison Train Station across the street); great, supportive management/supervisors, learned a tremendous amount about the legal system in a short amount of time; having the same paid holidays as in NJ's court system; working with many outstanding pre-law college students; being able to 'truly make a difference' in the lives of low-income residents. Work/Life Balance Good (Flexible hours and days). Great way to gain experience working in Non-profit organizations.

    Cons

    High stress environment, not caused by management or coworkers but the clients (for many you are their 'last resort' for legal advice and many call in in an agitated state), having to learn to adapt to each supervisor's personality and tendencies (some very supportive and patient; some more critical and demanding); being 'overwhelmed' by volume of calls; clients being upset when their appointment is not scheduled for 'right away' even though their legal issue is not pending/no upcoming court date; emotional duress caused by hearing the terrible circumstances of some clients. BIG ISSUE: Extremely difficult to become full-time, no heath benefits without becoming full-time. Occasional tardiness and immaturity demonstrated by some college-aged employees, but offset by their energy, enthusiasm and idealism.

    Advice to Management

    The advice is aimed primarily towards the State: LSNJ's funding was drastically cut several years ago when the current governor came into office, devastating the Intake Paralegal department and reducing it to Online Intake and Volunteers... Restore funding so that as many people as possible can be helped by LSNJ and related projects.

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