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Updated Dec 20, 2018

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Truly the best place and people to work with

    Dec 20, 2018 - Human Resources Coordinator 
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    Pros

    I worked at LMLF 4 years and had the opportunity to work in different departments-I learned a lot and met great people! The firm offered outstanding PTO, health benefits and incentives for hard work. The partners were approachable and had a way of making you feel you were working "with" them and not for them. I saw them bend over backwards to help and accommodate employees, investors and clients alike. I am Hispanic and all nationalities were welcomed and respected by the partners and HR.

    Cons

    I could have worked there forever but had to leave due to personal reasons.

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Working at this firm is not like what you see on TV... so be prepared.

    Dec 7, 2013 - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
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    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn and gain experience in the professional world. 100% fully paid benefits to full-time employees, paid parking, 15 days of PTO, great office space (huge kitchen/dining area, snacks, drinks, patio, etc.)

    Cons

    Pay is not great at all compared to market average. People are given "Management" titles and make less than clerks, analysts, and even interns for other companies. Managers are promoted on a subjective basis and rarely posses the business skills to make sound judgement decisions which directly effect the rest of the firm. Bonuses are subjective to managing partner's feelings about the employee as are raises. Huge glass ceiling for admin staff - you are hired to do a job and not make much money. This is a firm for college students and those with not much experience. The firm is not dedicated to keeping employees for more than 1-2 years which is by design. Aside from all of the above - the firm is reminiscent of high school or a sorority. Young and pretty females will excel here until they are eventually replaced for a newer "model" (no pun intended). Favoritism is everywhere. Lunch break is only 30 minutes across the board. There is poor employee moral throughout the firm making for a depressing work environment

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  3. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    This place should be glad glassdoor makes you give at least 1 star.

    Dec 1, 2013 - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
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    Pros

    I learned how to deal with poor management, and grow thick skin for future employment with better, respectable, and reputable places.

    Cons

    Whereas most places give you raises, whether its a lot, very little, or in between, during my time here most (if not all) employees did not receive ANY. Partners were claiming that no profits were being made, and that being that were start up firm, it was hard to give out raises (clearly a lie). We were also told constantly of a newer and better incentive program that would replace what we had in the Intake department, in which ALL EMPLOYEES would benefit from, only to never receive one even till the day I left. Most of the negative reviews are true, which is pretty terrifying if that many former co workers / current co workers agreed on the same issues that haunted their time there. For some reason management also like departments to be behind, so they can have a reason to yell at us for our work not being done, and yet they will never approve OT to get it done. Oh and the earlier reviews about young pretty girls getting promoted easily and quickly are true, as well as management / supervisors constantly looking at their inferiors with security cameras while they hide behind their computer screens.

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  4. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Overworked & Underpaid

    Sep 7, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
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    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.

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Negative environment

    Nov 18, 2014 - Not Disclosing in Houston, TX
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    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.

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  6. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    If you aren't a young, pretty girl, stay away like the plague.

    Nov 22, 2013 - Intake Specialist in Houston, TX
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    Pros

    All you can drink soda fountain, and public transportation reimbursement (most of it anyway)

    Cons

    The earlier review in which that only young and pretty women are promoted is very true. I have seen many well educated smart men and women simply quit out of frustration / move on to more respectful places of employment simply because the promotions that were suppose to be for them have gone to younger and prettier girls with far less credentials. Only young pretty girls are even paid attention to by management, even if their work quality is below average, simply because of their looks, which is frustrating for employees who actually put in OT and work hard. The recent perfect reviews is obviously somebody from senior management trying to make this place look better, when in reality all the negative reviews of it so far are true.

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    9 people found this review helpful
  7. 2.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Client Collectors

    Jul 25, 2013 - Critical Analysis in Houston, TX
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    Pros

    Free parking, quick tech service response time, and friendly coworkers. Record's side is way more professional than intake and CA side!

    Cons

    Intake brings them in, and then no one wants to field the clients anymore. Clients are so happy to help increase the value of their claims, but they haven't heard from us. Disgruntled clients complain of mixed messages from various telephone experiences. Work is shuffled from one team to another without client assignments.

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    6 people found this review helpful
  8. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good promotions for mediocre pay

    Nov 25, 2013 -  in Houston, TX
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    Pros

    If you keep your nose to the grindstone you will be promoted to full time. Good healthcare plan with dental. Downtown parking is reimbursed, and the office space is beautiful. Management are genuinely nice people and mean well. Lots of pretty female employees.

    Cons

    Employees who had been with the company since its inception were given raises that barely accounted for inflation. I left spring/ summer 2013, so this may have since changed. High employee turnover due to low pay when I was there. (But I guess $12 - $16/hr is competitive for office jobs.) I didn't see the pretty-girls-getting-promoted thing. Could be true though. Oh and management clearly wrote the Nov. 20 review, their words verbatim.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  9. 1.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Cronyism exists heavily here

    Oct 7, 2013 - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
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    Pros

    They pay for your parking, which is a plus working in downtown Houston. There are very friendly co workers, and you learn a lot in the legal field that can be useful in the future even if you dont work in the legal field. Y

    Cons

    Office politics get in the way of who gets promoted and gets raises, which is terrible for the workers who actually work hard and never get rewarded. Supervisors and management here complain about employees taking too many smoke breaks and will get you in trouble for it, yet they are the ones who take excessive smoke breaks. They have security cameras and management uses that to see if workers are actually working or if they are away from their desk, yet they will say its for "security purposes."

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    5 people found this review helpful
  10. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Worst year of my life.

    Dec 25, 2013 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Kitchen, PTO, paid benefits, free parking. Good for young, college kids if you just need 6-8 month job.

    Cons

    Terrible pay. Heavy micro-management. The firm didn't install cameras for safety/loss prevention, they use them to spy on the employees! Atmosphere is very big brother w cameras everywhere and "managers" who have access to view those cameras at their desk at any time. Unlike any thing I have ever seen. This has to be a legal/invasion of privacy issue. Favoritism is high here. Clicks everywhere. Hard work is very unappreciated. Partners are very removed from the day to day operations and leave it to HR to runs the company and enforce rules. MORALE IS TERRIBLY LOW. No one is happy here. No one. Not even the decently paid "managers".

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    4 people found this review helpful
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