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Kohn Law Firm Reviews

Updated May 1, 2019

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Matthew J. Richburg
12 Ratings
  1. "Collections"

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    Former Employee - Collections Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kohn Law Firm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people. Flexible hours. Management and higher ups take advice on how to figure out better processes from employees who work day to day within the process. Ability to work with little supervision once tasks are understood. There is a rewarding feeling to help a consumer accomplish their goal. Opportunity for overtime. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Collections gets a bad rap. The job is nowhere near as "terrible" as it is perceived. Some turnover throughout departments which resulted in newer people training new people which led to some insufficient training.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good employees around/happy. Give necessary training where needed.

    Kohn Law Firm2018-03-23
  2. "They make me sick to my stomach"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Kohn Law Firm

    Pros

    The money if you don't care about hurting families this job is for you

    Cons

    We take money from people who can't afford to live and act like it's a game..I really had a hard time with this. You seriously can't have a conscience and work there.

    Advice to Management

    Teach your lawyers and paralegals to be less hateful

    Kohn Law Firm2019-05-01
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Don't work here if you have a pulse"

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kohn Law Firm full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and time off, great people to work with

    Cons

    Poor training, intense micro management, bigoted staff An employee had really bad cancer and had to take a significant amount of time off. When she returned, a number of co-workers set up a Go-Fund-Me for her because that's the age that we live in. It was posted on the law firm blog and almost no one donated to it and ZERO attorneys or shareholders donated to it. It was absolutely pitiful. Many of the shareholder...

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    Advice to Management

    Take employee advice. Don't tell them that their jobs are to sit, do their jobs, and not worry about anything else. People want to feel like they're contributing to something. Maybe don't have the attorneys talk loudly in their offices about how stupid the staff is too. Just a thought. You might make a lot of money from Midland Funding but you're all terrible people. Kohn Law Firm has a terrible reputation and is...

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    Kohn Law Firm2018-12-07
  4. "Decent Job"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kohn Law Firm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Regular hours, numerous employee benefits, great co-workers

    Cons

    Pressure to increase work speed while maintaining accuracy can be stressful, but it is definitely doable. Very specialized workload to each team-member, which can become dull and lead to issues when someone is unexpectedly (or even unexpectedly) out of the office for more than half a day.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people to specifically cover out-of-the-office employees' workloads.

    Kohn Law Firm2018-11-19
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Don't do it"

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kohn Law Firm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Provide you with work history

    Cons

    All the prior comments about this place is true please keep looking if you want employment and to be well trained.this is not the place.

    Advice to Management

    All management need management training themselves and should be reevaluated

    Kohn Law Firm2018-10-23
  6. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kohn Law Firm full-time

    Pros

    Pros of working at Kohn: -employee appreciations such as a birthday month treat for each employee. -Employee outtings were great but started being cut back to save money for the company's owners. -VERY few good people that work there and care about their jobs.

    Cons

    Cons: -No designated downtown parking for Kohn employees, will come out of pocket $200 a month just to get to work, $150-$170 a month if lucky. -Management breathes down your neck and the work load is unbearable. -Processes and Procedures are completely out dated and have to go by word of mouth from your trainer or you will not be able to complete your task properly as the processes and procedures change often and...

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    Advice to Management

    Better training, employee incentives if you want them to work like robots, managers should not be involved in gossiping and should make a better effort to stop it, management should understand not everyone makes the salary they do and have outside work problems to face while coming to work, financial situations are tough for a lot of employees and the $200 it takes to park a month should be going to groceries for their...

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    Kohn Law Firm2018-08-21
  7. "Trust These Reviews"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal/Legal Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kohn Law Firm full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Only Decent thing here would be it's an ok place to start if you are looking to get your foot in the door with legal work and the employees (non management) are cool

    Cons

    Where does one even begin.... Well, I have never been so micromanaged before in my life than I was here! It was to the point where supervisors had access to everyone's email in the department and would literally go in and read all emails that were sent or received-mainly to be nosey and get information. Training lacked everywhere in this company. There is no designated trainer so you learn from people in the department....

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    Advice to Management

    Modernize the work environment and rules in the firm. Stop trying to put employees against one another. Make the workplace somewhere that people enjoy coming to.

    Kohn Law Firm2018-08-28
  8. "Paralegal Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant/Paralegal in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kohn Law Firm full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get full time hours

    Cons

    They tell you theirs room for mistakes, that's a Lie, it feels like you're a robot, manager or supervisor is not hands on, everything you make a mistake on and it's held against you. The attorneys are loud, you have to work in silence, but the environment is loud and quiet at the same time. The paperwork is overwhelming and their TONS all the time. You never have to get caught up and management wants to get all information...

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    Advice to Management

    None

    Kohn Law Firm2018-03-01
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Compliance Specialist/Trainer"

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    Former Employee - Compliance Specialist/Trainer in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kohn Law Firm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Downtown location On bus line Flexible

    Cons

    Costly to park Favoritism Limit overtime High insurance premiums

    Advice to Management

    Before you terminate tenure employees try speaking with them first. I was with the firm for over 5 years. No disciplinary, performance, or attendance issues in 5 years. Before accusing someone of making personal calls, performance issues, or not taking accountability speak with the employee or do you own investigation. Know different task of your employees. Not only was I the trainer, but I made debtor calls still, tons...

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    Kohn Law Firm2018-01-25
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Pretty Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kohn Law Firm part-time

    Pros

    They work well in regards to hours Good benefits

    Cons

    You're basically sitting all day as a skip tracer. Parking downtown Milwaukee is horrible

    Kohn Law Firm2017-11-15
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