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  1. Helpful (1)

    "It's a job........."

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    Current Employee - Paralegal in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Hunt Leibert Jacobson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can wear jeans and a sweatshirt if you would like. There are some nice people that work there. They have been trying to build moral lately by having "fun" events. (Some of them more fun than others).

    Cons

    You receive minimal training and are then expected to know what you are doing. Team leads and managment often yell and swear at people. The work is tedious.

    Advice to Management

    Keep building moral by having diferent events. Give fair raises anually. Encourage team leads to stop yelling and swearing at employees.


  2. "Management Needs to Stop Pushing the Buck"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Casual work environment; Free Coffee; HR holds events to try and boost morale.

    Cons

    Lack of support and direction is demoralizing. Emotionally abusive at times. Never see partners taking an interest.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to truly listen to employees and whatever input they give about the job. Treat people with dignity.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Worst Management Ever"

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    Current Employee - Paralegal in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hunt Leibert Jacobson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Listen to music while working, if they like you, you can pretty much do what you want. The work itself is common sense and easy to learn if you make an effort.

    Cons

    Gossip and a lot of bullying, I have known numerous people who have made complaints with HR and also filed complaints about supervisors who have been there for so long they get away with whatever they want. Once the complaint is made, nothing is done, the head attorneys do not get wind of it and it stays the same.People are high almost everyday when they come in to work and no one cares. If you have a good work ethic, it slowly starts to deteriorate because what matters is who you socialize with or who you tattle on.

    Advice to Management

    Do a sweep of the "team leads" with a few exceptions and put new ones in place who are not favorites to upper management. Make EVERYONE follow the same rules and not the ones who are favorites and walk around all day harrassing good employees.


  4. "Non-Lawyer Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Hunt Leibert Jacobson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great job to work in, plenty of work and very interesting and informative.

    Cons

    Upper Management swears and yells at employees, lie, gossip, no confidentiality in the workplace. Lots of harrassement and if upper management does not like you, you get fired. Sexual Harassment and threats to do physical harm.

    Advice to Management

    Act professionally.


  5. "Work as a Legal Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Casual dress code. You get your own cubicle. No one breathes down your neck unless there is a problem!

    Cons

    Lots of office gossip by fellow co-workers. A lot of favoritism! No business ethics and morals among the office culture pertaining to how people treat each other! People steal company time by taking breaks that are too long, web surfing and Internet shopping on company time, and people bully you if you're a newbie.

    Advice to Management

    Instill code of ethics. Have one week of administrative training and another week of job duty training before sticking a employee with a incompetent co-worker that is training the new hire so no important information is left out.


  6. "Why bother?"

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    Current Employee - Paralegal in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hunt Leibert Jacobson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The relaxed dress code and being able to listen music. Also having a paid half hour lunch is great.

    Cons

    Management's lack of professionalism, support and knowledge of staff. The foreclosure process is so far broken down that everyone is all over the place. Ppl constantly quitting. Those who are hard workers are never asked or considered in anything.

    Advice to Management

    Learn professionalism, give raises to those who deserve it. More than chump change.. Ppl are paid at all different ranges so someone is being taken advantage of.


  7. "A decent organization to work for but could be better"

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    Current Employee - Paralegal
    Current Employee - Paralegal

    Pros

    Casual dress code and laid back atmosphere; extremely easy to get to commute-wise; day goes by fast because there is plenty of work to do; free coffee and tea all day long; paid lunch breaks; ability to self manage your workflow and day with minimal supervisory hounding; tolerant of personal scheduling conflicts and requesting time off.

    Cons

    Perhaps because of casual dress code, there is a degree of unprofessionalism exhibited by many employees; often noisy and overly social atmosphere that makes it difficult to be productive throughout the day; high turnover; minimal structured training - mainly OJT; difficult to gain professional development, as lateral transfers and job showing is not promoted.

    Advice to Management

    One of the best indicators/measures of a companies’ success is to gage employee satisfaction. It is important to take note of negative feedback, as a dissatisfied employee could negatively affect the morale and productivity of their peers. This is occurring more and more lately, attrition is high, people speak of leaving constantly. Employees want to be heard and desire a role in management decisions. Come out of your offices, mingle amongst the people, get to know them on a personal level and not just behind a closed door or wall. Promote feedback and once given, take steps to implement some of them. Also, utilize positive reinforcement for a job well done! A little accolades goes a long way.

  8. "Leave your morale and positive attitude at the door"

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    Current Employee - Paralegal in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hunt Leibert Jacobson (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great casual dress code, friendly co-workers, easily accessible by car, convenient public transportation to get there

    Cons

    No other way to say this other than management sucks. Instead of rewarding those who are excellent at their jobs, mgmt piles on the work without a thank you or at least financial compensation. Mgmt idea of problem solving is finding the weakest link to blame & humiliating them as opposed to getting down to the crux of why an error occurred. Morale is low as most people haven't gotten a raise in years ( and no the cost ofliving increase as mandated by the state doedoesn't count). No opportunity for growth as most 'promotions' are lateral. Did I mention no training? Well yea it bears mentioning when you're moved to another department with no real time feedback of how you're doing because you werent trained properly in the first place.

    Advice to Management

    Hire quality people; not the ones you can get on the cheap to fill a space temporarily. Respect the employees you do have. Management should go for training themselves to learn people skills.


  9. "Decent pay, great dress code, terrible job"

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    Current Employee - Paralegal in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hunt Leibert Jacobson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If management likes you, you can make a decent amount of money. And the dress code is just plain awesome.

    Cons

    It's a complete dog and pony show. Some people don't even have to work everyday. There's a lot of favoritism and no one's really professional. If you're attractive, expect to be sexually harrassed. It's like high school all over again. If you make a complaint of harassment of any kind against the wrong person you'll be out the door. Very poor leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Offer leadership classes. Try to improve moral, have respect for others. There's a reason everyone tries to get out of there. If you improve those things you'll have loyal employees


  10. "Fast Paced"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hunt Leibert Jacobson full-time

    Pros

    Casual dress code, free parking, near concerts and lots to learn.Building is easy to get to off of the highway.

    Cons

    Lots to learn but sometimes tough to get the attention needed. Hard to get promoted. The work does never end though so that can get to you. Hard to take time off and come back without lots of work piling up.


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