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Foster Reviews

Updated October 26, 2017
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  1. "Good for beginners, not pleasent after 2 years..."

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Foster full-time

    Pros

    One of the few places, that I know of, that is willing to give people with no experience a chance! Also, they have a alright benefits package and offer paid parking in the Downtown or a Metro Card! Not a bad place for a first or second job.

    Cons

    It is not a bad place for a first or second job, however it is strictly that. At some point you're going to want to look for another job. There really isn't any room for career growth. Also, even though they are willing to hire people with little to no experience, Foster LLP lacks the ability and effort to properly train new hires in the complexities of immigration law. One must completely expect to learn on the job or sink. And if I am correct, any field of law is NOT a good area of work to learn on the fly.

    Advice to Management

    Find new ways to help employees rise within the ranks of the firm and create a more comprehensive and effcient way to properly train new hires who have never stepped foot in the immigration law.


  2. "decent place to start for a young immigration lawyer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Foster full-time

    Pros

    They will hire new with little experience

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations, low pay and heavy workload

  3. "Senior Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Foster full-time

    Pros

    Excellent upper management and coworkers.
    Great benefits

    Cons

    There is not much room to grow.


  4. "QC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Foster full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime, Walk a lot

    Cons

    Low pay, two jobs for one, poor management

    Advice to Management

    Know the job to be able to make better and productive decisions on job. Quality check over quantity not quantity over quality


  5. "Great place to start"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Foster full-time

    Pros

    Great entry level opportunity. Also good place to start learning about immigration

    Cons

    -no opportunities for growth
    -become overspecialized in a types of cases


  6. "Ok for first job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    -people genuinely like their work
    -everyone is friendly & willing to take the time to explain things

    Cons

    -it can be a bit overwhelming at forst, because there's so much new information and training is basically all hands on
    -not much room for upward mobility


  7. "N/A"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Environment; Everyone seemed to be helpful.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of

  8. "Good to start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    benefits? I'll try to think of some.

    Cons

    No upward mobility at all.

    Advice to Management

    promote within the firm instead of hiring people with no experience and training them.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Only if you're desperate for a job"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nice view from the 20th floor overlooking DT Houston.
    In a central location in the tunnels where restaurants are accessible.
    Paid parking or company paid METRO card

    Cons

    When I worked here, it showed me that being a legal assistant is not the right career path for anybody. When I first started, office politics and a negative atmosphere was already paved for me. Cliques were already formed, and on top of that, it is hard to get the senior legal assistants to like you unless they personally liked you.

    An earlier review that stated "f you are a recent college grad who desperately needs a job then they will hire you" is spot on. As a recent grad the idea of working in DT Houston in a tall skyscraper with all these nice benefits sounds like the dream job right out of school. However, once you're sucked in, your life will be miserable, unless you somehow make friends with the cliques that is known as the senior legal assistants.

    There was no set training program set in place for new hires. It was more of through trial and error. Being thrown into the fire with no prior immigration experience wasn't what I expected. Pay was very low, even if you have previous legal experience of any kind.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring young people if you're hoping on a endless stream of cheap desperate labor.
    Stop being so cliquish and selective, especially to the new people. The work itself is miserable already, at least put the effort to know them instead of just conforming to the "senior legal assistants club" only


  10. "Accounting Associate"

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    Current Employee - Accounting Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Accounting Associate in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Foster full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay for entry-level college grads. Gives a great opportunity to gain relevant experience while truly helping others.

    Cons

    Compensation will always be an area of improvement; in a fast paced environment, it important to know that our work is appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to give more opportunities for growth and development.


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