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McCarter Reviews

Updated May 29, 2019

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Michael P. Kelly
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  1. "Great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ

      I have been working at McCarter full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Very friendly work environment, room to grow within the firm.

      Cons

      Traffic getting in and out of Newark can be annoying at times.

      McCarter2019-05-29
    • "Accounting"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at McCarter full-time

      Pros

      Good Place to work and good people to work with.

      Cons

      Couldn’t think of anything since I like working to this place for. Ow.

      McCarter2019-05-30
    • Helpful (1)

      "OK but just OK place to work"

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

      I have been working at McCarter full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      some talented people work there

      Cons

      arbitrary assessment of performance, little room for advancement, and generally poor management

      McCarter2019-02-28
    • "Lack of Teamwork in a Territorial Senior Support Staff Environment"

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

      I worked at McCarter full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Beautiful Office, quiet environment, useful amenities. One really feels as if they could make a difference as they are allowed to develop their own style of work. Much flexibility to work from home on sick days or poor weather.

      Cons

      Relationship between senior staff and new hires needs to be adjusted and observed. No real training is offered and many of the senior staff display a sense of discomfort when presented with new innovated staff member that may pose as a threat. Very Cut throat environment with little to no warnings.

      Advice to Management

      Provide more training as to the style of how M&E presents itself. Build better connections with support staff by encouraging better communication with attorneys, senior paralegals and other support staff. Give Guidance and security to former employees so that they are not prone to develop distasteful attitudes and feel as they are easily disposable when new hires arrive. Do not tolerate office bullying and curtail...

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      McCarter2019-02-22
    • "too much politics"

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      Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

      I have been working at McCarter full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      work life balance is good

      Cons

      no investment in associates, below market pay

      McCarter2019-02-22
    • "Poor Support, Little Respect for Administrative Staff"

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      Former Employee - Business Development 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at McCarter full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      There are talented (if overworked and under supported) professionals in many departments. Some attorneys can be lovely and understanding. Benefits are okay.

      Cons

      Partners are generally dismissive, rude (even verbally abusive) to support staff and administrative workers. Downsizing created more work for fewer employees, creating a rushed and stressful atmosphere. General fear of attorneys. Little support or training for staff. HR is inadequate/has little sway in changing a punishing corporate culture. Overall, a very poor place to work for most staff.

      Advice to Management

      Invest in administrative/support staff, including regular training. Deeply reflect on corporate culture and reprimand out-of-control partners and senior attorneys. Work to remove fear as a means to finish work. There is....so much that should be done. Otherwise, turnover will continue to be high. A very regrettable environment.

      McCarter2019-01-23
    • "Associate"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at McCarter full-time

        Pros

        Considerate people, flexible demands, high-quality work

        Cons

        Promotions are tough, pay is not enough

        McCarter2018-05-24
      • "If your not a partner they dont care about you"

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

        I have been working at McCarter full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Not alot of good things to say. Very lazy attorneys that play games all day

        Cons

        Most partners are rude, not a profitable firm, dont care about staff, if your not an attorney they dont care about you

        Advice to Management

        Take better care of the people who make you look good

        McCarter2018-03-01
      • "Review"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at McCarter full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Very nice culture good work to life balance.

        Cons

        Not really any cons that I have found.

        Advice to Management

        Good management team; great managing partner.

        McCarter2017-10-02
      • "Not good for long term"

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        Former Employee - Associate in Hartford, CT
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at McCarter full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Interesting and challenging work and clients.

        Cons

        New York Big Law requirements for small market pay.

        Advice to Management

        Need to reassess your requirements to align with smaller market competition. Can't expect to match Big Law output and pay with lower salaries

        McCarter2017-08-30
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