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Hunt Leibert Jacobson Reviews

Updated June 3, 2017
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  1. "Good company, busy pace, good environment"

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

    I have been working at Hunt Leibert Jacobson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, opportunity for overtime, casual dress code, you will learn a lot if you pay attention as there is a good amount of staff that has been there for years and they have a lot of knowledge to pass on if you want to learn.

    Cons

    Stressful industry-not really the firms fault, to much red tape

    Advice to Management

    Hire people with industry experience


  2. "HLJ"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Administration Assistant/Paralegal in New London, CT
    Former Employee - Administration Assistant/Paralegal in New London, CT

    I worked at Hunt Leibert Jacobson (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hours open, co-workers, location, safety, parking

    Cons

    Pay, unable to move up in company

  3. "Fast Paced"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "OK place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Understanding of child care issues

    Cons

    Promote from within on length of time you are there even if the person is not qualified for the position

    Advice to Management

    Promote on knowledge, not length of time


  6. "Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The staff is very friendly and people are always willing to answer questions. It is a very relaxed atmosphere, not too stressful. It is a great community of people.

    Cons

    There is no real training when you are hired. The computer systems can be overwhelming and you are thrown into the fire your first day. There is also no real growth.


  7. "Poor leadership in a drowning industry"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some really nice paralegals to work with. Fabulous casual dress code.

    Cons

    Management is completely lacking in ability. They resort to fear tactics and yelling simply because they are incapable of handling the situation. The first response in the face of a problem should not be searching for someone to throw under the bus.

    Advice to Management

    Good management knows how to lead people and motivate. That does not exist here. Nothing undermines the productivity of an organization faster than poor leadership.

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "Work as a Legal Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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