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  1. "Well"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Martin Leigh Laws & Fritzlen full-time

    Pros

    It has a lots of great people.

    Cons

    It has lots of great people but if they get in a bind they will throw you to the wolves.

    Advice to Management

    Quit overloading employees, focus on better work moral, and add trainers


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Inadequate Staffing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are still some quality employees. There is soda made available in the break rooms. Usually hold annual compensation reviews (though the increase is minimal, at least there are opportunities for increases.) PTO offerings are at market rate.

    Cons

    Chronically understaffed. Work waits for you, almost in it's entirety over vacations - thus not a vacation. Firm fails to function as a team. Routinely fails to adequately compensate high achieving employees and weed out those who underachieve. Seeming refusal to promote talent from within. As a results of the aforementioned the retention of key clients and employees has been undermined. There have also been rounds of termination that were conducted in what I would consider less than ethical ways. I'd ask for some understanding that these are people with families and that there are more just ways of shedding excess salaries that can be viewed as having been done with class...or just a little humanity.

    Advice to Management

    Retain good employees,compensate them adequately, offer them a chance to expand their skills and grow your business. The failure to do so will create a cyclical affect that will continue to bring adverse consequences to your mid-sized business.

  3. "Not an Ideal Employer"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Martin Leigh Laws & Fritzlen (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Downtown, on bus line if you do not have transportation

    Cons

    There are so many! First off the pay is horrible! If you are not related to someone at this firm you WILL NOT be promoted or receive a raise. Very small and small minded firm.

    Advice to Management

    Open your minds to new and innovative ways of doing things


  4. "Law firm"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Martin Leigh Laws & Fritzlen full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Attorneys are easy to talk to. Company wide perks such as birthday celebrations each month and free pop. Fair compensation.

    Cons

    Downtown location which can be difficult to navigate through when there is a convention or concert. Too much work and not enough staff to handle it all. High expectations which are not achievable due to minimal staff coverage.

    Advice to Management

    Listen, understand and implement changes employees have suggested to make the job easier and more enjoyable. The employees are the individuals that know the job and what it takes to complete the job. Management does not have a clear understanding of the actual job functions and therefore does not understand how difficult it is to complete the job in the time requested with so few staff members in certain departments.


  5. "Look elsewhere."

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits package was pretty good. Paid vacation time was actually a genuine highlight.

    Cons

    No communication between management and employees. Zero accountability for management. Poor communication among employees-everyone is out for themselves. No opportunities for advancement. Pay is below market value.

    Advice to Management

    Seek out the opinions and advice of your employees. Sometimes they have great solutions to problems. Take greater pride in training and valuing continued cross-training opportunities.


  6. "Great place to work, but..."

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    Former Employee - Foreclosure in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Foreclosure in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Martin Leigh Laws & Fritzlen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice benefits package that offers generous PTO and health insurance. Nice attorneys to work for.

    Cons

    Serious lack of communication. Most people have a negative attitude, which I think is mostly to blame on management for not boosting morale; it's a stressful business. When new positions become available, they aren't made available to the current employees, which sometimes doesn't allow room for growth/advancement. Instead management selects someone or no one at all and the position goes to an outside candidate. I had a hard time understanding the IT department and the lack of it inside the company. It became frustrating to have to call out for support, instead of having an able body come to your desk to assist with the problem.

    Advice to Management

    Management (not Partners and Shareholders) need to hold their employees more accountable for their work, and should have the same expectations for all their employees. It became aggravating that certain employees pulled more weight than most, yet the dead weight won't be removed. My advice to management would be to engage more in your employees. After all, they're making the company money. Do something more to boost moral.