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Manley Deas Kochalski Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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Theodore K. Manley
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Pros
  • Lax time you can come into in the morning and casual dress code (in 13 reviews)

  • Lax dress code, lax work hours (arrival/departure), able to listen to music while working (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, and minimal attorneys who rarely know what to do (in 4 reviews)

  • This is not a legal assistant job, This is an assembly-line job that is purely metric driven (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Legal Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and PTO. Managers and assistant managers are easy to work with. A lot of training provided to new hires. Great co-workers and working environment.

    Cons

    Daily tasks are pretty routine and boring.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great for recent graduates!"

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    Current Employee - Accounting Legal Assistant in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Accounting Legal Assistant in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manley Deas Kochalski full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Rated one of Columbus' top work places apparently for relaxed dress code, decent health and insurance benefits, a sweet view, and a cool industrial building with really great art hanging all around. Young and vibrant work force.

    Cons

    Low pay. The accounting department calls almost everyone an accounting legal assistant to avoid having to pay what entry level accountants would make. The training is sub par, and work directives change on an almost constant basis. Middle management is poor, ineffective, less than unhelpful, and often devoid of any real thought.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more careful about the middle managers that are hired. All of the ones that I have worked for do not champion their employees, or have the slightest bit of management training.

  3. "Great Company"

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

    I worked at Manley Deas Kochalski full-time

    Pros

    The work environment is great. The people there are friendly and management is great.

    Cons

    At times, it felt like I was being loaded with work that I could not finish in the timeline that they wanted. This happened rarely, but when it did it was hard to get back on top.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  4. "Paralegal"

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

    Pros

    Free coffe, monthly birthday cupcakes

    Cons

    Lack of training, difficulty getting in contact with management and superiors


  5. "From entry level recent graduate"

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

    I have been working at Manley Deas Kochalski part-time

    Pros

    Casual work enviornemt
    Partners and attorneys are approachable
    Rewards for hard work

    Cons

    Work is very repetitive
    Like working on an assembly line

    Advice to Management

    Stay involved with your employees. One of my managers did and it made it a better experience than the last


  6. "Lots of opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Team in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Team in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Manley Deas Kochalski full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, overtime available, lots of resources

    Cons

    Some challenging staffing changes, large workloads

    Advice to Management

    Consider staffing changes carefully- especially at the management level


  7. "Tread with caution"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Manley Deas Kochalski full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Enjoyable co-workers. Personable attorneys (mostly). Work can be rather simplistic, depending on the department you join

    Cons

    The benefits package is not as good as it was years past. Depending on the department you may be in a position that performs simple basic tasks every day, or you will be expected to do every single thing that other departments can't seem to manage. You will have large case loads you're responsible for, especially if you're in judgment or attorney support. Judgment has tight timeframes and attorney support is expected to do everything everyone else doesn't seem to know how to do, or just doesn't want to do.

    Advice to Management

    Actually review department expectations. Stop people from passing the buck to other departments (management included). Acknowledge and recognize attorney support for the breadth of responsibility and knowledge they are expected to take on and maintain.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Decent Job"

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Manley Deas Kochalski full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Like the work environment well

    Cons

    High stress on metrics. often feel overworked.


  9. "Good Entry level job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Cake day, fruit day, nice benefits.

    Cons

    Too much micro managing when i worked and a lot of petty drama. Things have probably changed since then it was 5 years ago. Good entry level job if you like data entry.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Watch out for this Company"

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

    I worked at Manley Deas Kochalski full-time

    Pros

    It's a good introduction to the legal world for someone just starting out; laid back Google-like environment where you can wear jeans to work, coffee, water, juice, summer outings.

    Cons

    The workload really depends on which department you are in- some departments can have mandatory overtime while others dont, it's really unbalanced. The satellite offices get away with a lot that is both professionally and ethically wrong and so long as the money comes in, everyone, HR, managers, executives everyone turns a blind eye to it. Management can be evil and will pretend to be your friend only to turn around and stab you in the back to save their own skin- so watch out. I watched it time and time again with different positions in different offices.

    If you do get a job here, dont stay. Use this as a resume builder if you must.

    Advice to Management

    Please train managers!!! A lot of the time, people are put in different roles and have no idea how to effectively manage.


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