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Hire Counsel Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Better office space than most document review centers; pays on time; flexible hours; cannot think of any others pros (in 6 reviews)

  • They do not require bar admission for document review projects like other legal staffin agencies (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Parking costs were not covered by Hire Counsel at the client site (in 8 reviews)

  • Document review is tedious and mind-numbing (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Temporary"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Paralegal in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Corporate Paralegal in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hire Counsel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and accommodating employees at client site

    Cons

    Parking costs were not covered by Hire Counsel at the client site.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Document Review Attorney in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Document Review Attorney in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    flexible schedules, good computer facilities

    Cons

    projects can get postponed after you are scheduled to start

  3. "Can either be extremely toxic or mildly rewarding depending on location/position"

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

    I worked at Hire Counsel full-time

    Pros

    Due to the lean size and ambition of the company, there is plenty of work to do.

    Cons

    The constant state of transition overwhelmed many internal employees.

    Advice to Management

    The company is definitely heading in the right direction. Keep investing in your internal employees and contract attorneys and it will certainly pay off in retention rates.


  4. "Contract Work"

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    Former Employee - Contract Attorney in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Contract Attorney in New York, NY

    I worked at Hire Counsel (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Friendly, transparent, personable staff
    - Non-hostile work environment

    Cons

    - Temporary project facilities were not the greatest


  5. "One of the Better Attorney Placement Firms"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hire Counsel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very professional and streamlined operation placing attorneys in temporary and permanent positions

    Cons

    No significant downside in working with Hire Counsel

    Advice to Management

    Do not focus on improving the way you do business. If it ain't broke there's nothing to fix!


  6. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Hire Counsel full-time

    Pros

    Great people
    Interesting work
    Fast paced environment

    Cons

    None that come to mind


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Document review"

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    Former Employee - Document Review Attorney in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Document Review Attorney in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Hire Counsel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    professional and efficient with good training and nice management

    Cons

    Low pay Very low pay for an experienced attorney. That's why I'm no longer there accepting jobs. Not only is it low pay but the lost opportunity costs are HUGE in that you are busy 5-6 days per week, with no OT to lawyers so there is little or no time to handle other legal matters or seek other work.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent about what your contracts are with the big firms so that the employee lawyers at least can fell they are getting a fair shake on what they are being paid. I don't think this model of yours over the long haul will continue to provide you quality lawyers if the pay is not increased substantially.

  8. "Document Review Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, market pay

    Cons

    None that come to mind


  9. "contract attorney - doc review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    they get projects often in chicago

    Cons

    projects tend to be shorter term and/or last minute requests


  10. "Hire Counsel"

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

    I have been working at Hire Counsel full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, many projects to work on

    Cons

    Lower than market pay, projects end without warning


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