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Lee Murphy Law Firm Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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  1. "Great law firm that rewards hard work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lee Murphy Law Firm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    During my contract work period, I found Lee Murphy to be a fast-paced law firm that valued hard hard work. Just like any other job, you have to perform your job well to move ahead.

    Cons

    Being downtown, parking is sometimes a problem, but that is manageable if you're clever

    Advice to Management

    Try to weed out bad apples sooner.


  2. "paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Lee Murphy Law Firm part-time

    Pros

    Nice office, impressive docket, structured well with other firms, room for growth, training is thorough, learn a lot, well known firm in downtown.

    Cons

    Parking is a problem

    Advice to Management

    Employees who are appreciated will always exceed expectations.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Cowboy Law"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lee Murphy Law Firm full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pros are that you may work in a bunch of positions, if you get in good with the right ppl.

    Cons

    You will be underpaid, and the ceo has problems with minorities.

    Advice to Management

    Fair pay for fair work, and promote more minorities.


  4. "Intake Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Intake Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Intake Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lee Murphy Law Firm full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I feel blessed to have this job. I have learned a lot and the benefits are great. Plus they pay any overtime and there are lots of opportunities for promotion. Very nice people!

    Cons

    30 minute lunch but it's understandable because that's our busiest time and we get additional breaks

    Advice to Management

    Keep the great people and let them know they're doing great!


  5. "assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hard work, sometimes pays off. PTO is great asset to have. Nice and very friendly coworkers if you need help they will be more than happy to help.

    Cons

    inadequate people, a lot of miscommunication


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Law Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people with a very friendly environment

    Cons

    Low pay and unreasonable expectations.


  7. "Hard work pays off"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lee Murphy Law Firm full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Do your job and go beyond what is expected and you will see the rewards. Take on new projects be helpful and that is noticed

    Cons

    Pay is hard at firstly has gotten better. Not everyone is worth a bigger pay scale

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent staff from the beginning and get rid of slackers sooner

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Legal Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Paid Time Off, Kitchen area

    Cons

    Unprofessional Managers, Bullying,Low Pay, Hostile work environment,

    Advice to Management

    Get better leadership.....start with HR and better management.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Negative environment"

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    Former Employee - Not Disclosing in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Not Disclosing in Houston, TX

    I worked at Lee Murphy Law Firm full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you stick to your job and avoid gossip, you may be able to escape with a positive lesson in workplace communication. A great pass through position if you are desperate for something in the meanwhile.

    Cons

    The environment is negative and thick in tension. If you befriend management, you can get away with A LOT. Otherwise, do not let your guard down. This place needs constant workshops in how to effectively communicate in a workplace setting, as well as managing work relationships appropriately. Favoritism should not be present the way that it is. I was not wronged GREATLY but I witnessed many wrong doings. I've had management express how much they did not care, as in, "I do not know and do not care". They will keep you 3 hours under full-time to avoid benefits, regardless if they see you struggling with health. Raises are hard to come about. If you are hired in the lowest position, that will use you to do more than what you are hired for by switching you to another department (or doing the work of another dept), but keeping pay the lowest. Sneaky. If you hound HR, you are a target. However, recent changes to HR have been positive. This is not an environment intended for growth. Do not be fooled by super positive reviews on glassdoor. They are not authentic.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat employees equally and care about the environment and culture. It also helps to have answers, and if you do not know, find out.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Overworked & Underpaid"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lee Murphy Law Firm full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Met a lot of intelligent people. Some of the friendliest coworkers I have worked with. Some of them are even in management levels. Some are hard workers and will work OT & take on extra projects. Others are lazy and will shift their lack of experience & lack of work ethics onto others & take the credit.

    Cons

    Raises are usually given to an elite few usually managers who already get paid a decent salary, same as the bonuses only managers get them & senior attorneys don't think anybody else deserves. Yes, it's true you have to be young & pretty to get promoted or have a title created especially for them. Excellent work ethics and attention to detail gets you more work but no more pay. There is no advancements only lateral moves which also means more work & no pay.

    Advice to Management

    Sit down one on one & actually talk to your employees not at them. Please take down the suggestion box if you are not ready to hear suggestions. Some of the people you pass by in the hallway or break room really have good ideas, don't wait until they tell you they are quitting or give their 2 week notice before you want to call them in for a meeting to find out why you're leaving.


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