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Furman Kornfeld & Brennan Reviews

Updated May 31, 2019

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  1. "Great firm environment, autonomy and room to grow"

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    Current Employee - Associate Attorney 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Furman Kornfeld & Brennan full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The firm fosters a warm and encouraging atmosphere and the people are all friendly and welcoming and genuinely want to work together and also spend time with each other. Since it's a relatively busy litigation firm, associates have the autonomy to handle their own cases with direction and assistance from the partners. Work is challenging and gives you a lot of room to grow.

    Cons

    Can't think of any at this time.

    Furman Kornfeld & Brennan2019-05-31
  2. "Great Firm"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Furman Kornfeld & Brennan full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Firm atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Management promotes a team environment.

    Cons

    No work from home policy.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to have a work from home policy.

    Furman Kornfeld & Brennan2018-10-12
  3. "Firm Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Furman Kornfeld & Brennan

    Pros

    Great staff, work environment and experienced attorneys. Everyone had an open door policy and was very easy going.

    Cons

    can't think of any

    Furman Kornfeld & Brennan2018-08-09
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Fair, laid back, good work environment"

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    Current Employee - Associate 
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Furman Kornfeld & Brennan2017-07-12
  5. "long hours, but pleasant office atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    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

    Furman Kornfeld & Brennan2014-03-19
  6. "¯\_(ツ)_/¯"

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    Former Employee - Billing Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Furman Kornfeld & Brennan full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very laid back but always be professional no matter how laid back.

    Cons

    Ask for a high salary because they will most likely offer the lowest you offer.

    Advice to Management

    All full time employees should make at least 40k no matter what their administrative position, this is effin New York City we live in!!!!

    Furman Kornfeld & Brennan2018-09-15
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great experience with 3 excellent trial attorneys!"

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    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 for 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.

    Furman Kornfeld & Brennan2014-07-31
  8. Helpful (3)

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

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    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 for 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.

    Furman Kornfeld & Brennan2014-05-23
  9. "Paralegal"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Furman Kornfeld & Brennan full-time

      Pros

      Friendly staff and attorneys

      Cons

      Disorganized - lack of direction

      Furman Kornfeld & Brennan2018-11-08
    • Helpful (1)

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

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        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.

        Furman Kornfeld & Brennan2015-11-07
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