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McCarthy & Holthus Reviews

Updated March 8, 2018
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Thomas J. Holthus, Kevin R. McCarthy
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Pros
  • Casual dress code, if you're competent you can do pretty much whatever you want because they're desperate for competent people (in 11 reviews)

  • super casual dress code, yep that's all (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • But the nitty gritty is the horribly low pay and enormous work load (in 10 reviews)

  • There's also no parking available in the garage and the firm made no effort to secure discounted off-site parking for employees (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Love My Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Officer
    Current Employee - Compliance Officer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McCarthy & Holthus full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great team work in my department, some great co-workers, engaged management, great clientele and the work never ends which makes your day fly by. Great dental, vision, PTO and 401K benefits.

    Cons

    Pay periods are to far apart, never on the same day & the medical is WAY to expensive for multiples in a family.

    McCarthy & Holthus Response

    Feb 9, 2018 – Administrator

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding your employment experience with McCarthy Holthus. We are always happy to hear positive reinforcement as we strive to continue to... More


  2. "Pretty good place to work, except for pay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McCarthy & Holthus full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working at McCarthy. It's a technologically advanced firm, good training, and great coworkers. It is especially good if you don't have any experience as they will train you and reward those who work hard and demonstrate that they can be effective. My job was interesting and challenging and I was given opportunities to advance I would not have had at another law firm.

    Cons

    I had to leave because I was being paid about $10k less a year than I was worth. The benefits are also terrible. I now have a job that is less interesting and challenging but pays quite a bit more. I would have loved to have stayed but I couldn't afford to keep working for so little.

    Advice to Management

    The pay is too low to retain your best employees. The people you want to keep are the ones most capable of finding higher paying, easier jobs.

    McCarthy & Holthus Response

    Apr 3, 2018 – Administrator

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding your employment experience with McCarthy Holthus. We are very sorry to hear you feel this way, and encourage all of our employees to... More

  3. "It's a good 1st Office Job"

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

    I have been working at McCarthy & Holthus full-time

    Pros

    There are some great employees. Some people really work hard and care about the success of the firm even though it's not appreciated.

    Cons

    The pay is below what it should be. They only give sufficient raises to the "special" ones. A lot of favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    When it's review time, listen to your employees. We keep saying the same things but there is no change.

    McCarthy & Holthus Response

    Feb 12, 2018 – Administrator

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding your employment experience with McCarthy Holthus. We are very sorry to hear you feel this way, and encourage all of our employees to... More


  4. Helpful (3)

    "don't work here"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at McCarthy & Holthus full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    casual dress, flexible schedules but not in every department, easy to get to on public transport, opportunity to change departments.

    Cons

    training doesn't exist. extremely low wages for the amount of work, upper management is useless, mid management isn't terrible but they also don't exactly make their employees issues a priority. health benefits are disgustingly expensive. supervisors will anoint you to fill in jobs/tasks without asking you. turnover rate is high due to mistreatment from certain supervisors. seems like management has no problems hiring racist, homophobic, and sexist people.

    Advice to Management

    pay your employees livable wages there's no reason why I work 40+ hours and still need a part time job to be able to make a living.. pay closer attention to the types of people you higher. learn about ethics.

    McCarthy & Holthus Response

    Feb 12, 2018 – Administrator

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding your employment experience with McCarthy Holthus. We are very sorry to hear you feel this way, and encourage all of our employees to... More


  5. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McCarthy & Holthus full-time

    Pros

    Good job to learn the business

    Cons

    They don't pay very well

    McCarthy & Holthus Response

    Mar 7, 2018 – Administrator

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding your employment experience with McCarthy Holthus. We are always happy to hear positive reinforcement as we strive to continue to... More


  6. "Legal Assistant"

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

    I have been working at McCarthy & Holthus full-time

    Pros

    A laid-back office, casual dress code and friendly people. Opportunity to learn other skills or areas if desired. Friendly atmosphere despite cubicles.

    Cons

    Lower pay due to general inexperience, often coupled with weak raises come review time. There tends to be an attitude of "not my issue" when problems come up.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support the individual, provide financial incentive to workers that go above and beyond, and offer additional training opportunities for cross-coverage.

    McCarthy & Holthus Response

    Mar 7, 2018 – Administrator

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding your employment experience with McCarthy Holthus. We are always happy to hear positive reinforcement as we strive to continue to... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not good"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McCarthy & Holthus full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Path to advancement, San Diego living, met some great people

    Cons

    Really low pay, overwhelming micromanagement, entire departments fired from management's shortcomings, really low enthusiasm from employees (think of the movie "Office Space")

    Advice to Management

    Have more respect for employees and pay them what they're worth

    McCarthy & Holthus Response

    Feb 12, 2018 – Administrator

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding your employment experience with McCarthy Holthus. We are very sorry to hear you feel this way, and encourage all of our employees to... More

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to build a resume...but not a career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McCarthy & Holthus full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Casual work attire. Great place to build a resume and get work experience in the mortgage service industry. If you pay attention and work reasonably hard, you will probably have a positive experience.

    Cons

    Compensation is not competitive and there is little room for advancement beyond supervisor or junior manager. Managers can be extremely petty and run employees out of the company if they are crossed.

    Advice to Management

    Key people are leaving because compensation is not competitive. This is causing the firm to lose a lot of really great talent and a loss in the overall knowledge base for the company. Turnover will be high unless more effort is made to give veteran staff an incentive to stay with the company long term.

    McCarthy & Holthus Response

    Feb 12, 2018 – Administrator

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding your employment experience with McCarthy Holthus. We are very sorry to hear you feel this way, and encourage all of our employees to... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad as a temp job, not ideal for long term."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McCarthy & Holthus full-time

    Pros

    Straightforward job requirements and expectations.

    Cons

    The work become mundane and tedious, often appearing without end.

    Advice to Management

    Greet your employees in the hallway - it's not that hard and costs you nothing. Surplus funds department requires review.

    McCarthy & Holthus Response

    Feb 12, 2018 – Administrator

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding your employment experience with McCarthy Holthus. We are very sorry to hear you feel this way, and encourage all of our employees to... More


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Run!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McCarthy & Holthus full-time

    Pros

    Casual attire. Good places to eat nearby. Co-workers were pleasant.

    Cons

    Training does not exist. The workload was unrealistic for a single employee. For what you're asked to do, the pay is horrible. Overtime is available if you can sacrifice your sanity for bad pay. Everyone there makes less than the people we foreclose on. If your idea of fun is being chewed out because the banks aren't happy with how fast you work, this job is for you! There's also no parking available in the garage and the firm made no effort to secure discounted off-site parking for employees. If you want to park, it's $20 a day. Not including the costs of repairing your vehicle when some crackhead breaks into it of course. There is no life or culture to this place, it's like a black hole for happiness. Run as fast as you can from this place like I did.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees for starters.

    McCarthy & Holthus Response

    Feb 12, 2018 – Administrator

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding your employment experience with McCarthy Holthus. We are very sorry to hear you feel this way, and encourage all of our employees to... More


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