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Manley Deas Kochalski Reviews

Updated March 12, 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)

  • Relaxed environment, casual dress code, nice break room and the new building is nice (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Seems to be favoritism, feels like high school at times (in 3 reviews)

  • The pay for the amount of work you do is horrible (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, great benefits, great management

    Cons

    Could do better with communication between departments


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  3. "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.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work"

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

    Pros

    Great work environment; flexible scheduling; lots of opportunities to gain experience in the legal field.

    Cons

    Sometimes stressful due to deadlines.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Experience for New Graduate"

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    Former Employee - Team Lead in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Manley Deas Kochalski full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Able to get great experience right after college
    -Great benefits
    -flexible work hours

    Cons

    - low pay
    - play favorites
    - try to do too much with not enough people


  8. "Good experience"

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

    Pros

    Good team environment, good starting pay.

    Cons

    Work is repetitive, the environment is based on production goals only.

    Advice to Management

    CEO is excellent. Keep up the good work.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - OHIO in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - OHIO in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Manley Deas Kochalski (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good experience, flexible, good co- workers

    Cons

    Seems to be favoritism, feels like high school at times

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate what people do for you


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Exceptionally Positive Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are a ton of good things to say about this place. Their HR methods must be pretty solid. I always worked with good people. The company places a lot of emphasis on people being nice to one another. An office is a social environment and so positivity is a must for things to run well. The workflow is organized. Unlike other law offices I've heard about, I never had people pulling me away from my work to handle some other project. I never ended up doing someone else's job. I was never yelled at. Interactions with attorneys were always positive and often educational. The pay and benefits are very good for the work I was asked to do. There's a lot of turnover which means there's real opportunity for promotion for those who stick around longer than I did (1 year). I saw a lot of people in my department promoted that deserved it. If you dress a little sharper, work a little harder, and act a little nicer, it gets noticed and rewarded. Feedback from management and senior peers was always professional and positive. Admitting a mistake was never an issue. The approach to training was very good.

    Cons

    Because the company is pretty big and it's an assembly line approach to law, I can see how someone who has definitely chosen law as a career would feel a little stifled. But, given the volume the firm does, it's the only way they can operate to remain competitive. The upshot of this is that you don't need a legal background to get a job here, but, if you have one, you might not use a lot of what you know (unless you're attorney's assistant).

    Advice to Management

    I don't know how every department runs, but my department manager was studied in lean management/Six Sigma type stuff and it seemed to work really well.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "MDK review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, including paid time off, on-site gym, and opportunities for overtime.

    Cons

    Hourly pay is less than the industry average.



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