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Furman Kornfeld & Brennan Reviews

Updated July 12, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fair, laid back, good work environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Furman Kornfeld & Brennan full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As an associate attorney, you get a ton of experience right along managing partners. Your work is appreciated and respected, and you're given significant opportunities to "dive into the deep end." Everyone in the office is nice and bright - you can have a conversation with basically anyone.

    Cons

    Pay could be better. Billable hour requirements aren't on a biglaw scale, but they're not far off - and pay is.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate your employees more competitively and create more clear-cut paths for upward movement.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Better than average id firm but its still id work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Furman Kornfeld & Brennan full-time

    Pros

    You will learn a lot here and the firm has a fun culture. Nice offices as well.

    Cons

    High billing and the partners play favourites. Little room for advancement and people get fired randomly.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great experience with 3 excellent trial attorneys!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Furman Kornfeld & Brennan full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with the best trial attorneys - who take cases through trial and obtain defense verdicts on almost every case.

    Hands on - gain great experience as an associate while working close to successful and knowledgable partners.

    Cons

    Pay is fair. A lot of work.
    Under staffed and need staff with more experience. It is a huge help to have an experienced assistant.
    Poor management.
    Office politics - if they like you, you get whatever you want. If they don't like you, it's known.

    Advice to Management

    Fix workload or compensate for it. Management is weak - current office manager does not keep matters confidential and gossips a lot about attorneys and staff.

    Need better management and treat others fair.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work for recent college or law school graduates."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Furman Kornfeld & Brennan full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The firm is constructed by relatively young associates and staff. Everyone is nice and polite, for the most part. The atmosphere is pretty lax.

    Cons

    Overworked - underpaid. No thorough training for staff. You must be a self-starter and be comfortable learning as you go. No room for growth, weak management.

    Advice to Management

    Support staff is extremely important, it would help overall morale if it that was acknowledged.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "long hours, but pleasant office atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Furman Kornfeld & Brennan full-time

    Pros

    partners seem to care about you as a person and want you to grow professionally

    Cons

    average pay, big firm billable requirements