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Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Entrepreneurial Culture that Rewards Hard, Skilled Workers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Operations in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough full-time

    Pros

    You have a broad degree of autonomy within the firm and are trusted to do your job with minimal oversight. There are frequent opportunities to take on more challenging work and learn new skills. The culture of the firm is entrepreneurial and those who take their own initiative are generally rewarded. Enterprising individuals (including staff) and those who work hard WILL receive recognition for their efforts. The support staff, including HR and IT, are excellent and prompt with delivering all kinds of assistance. The firm rewards loyalty and welcomes back good employees who wish to return to work there.

    Cons

    The downside to having little to no oversight as a staff member is that when you run into issues with another employee, senior staff and/or upper level management will seldom step in to resolve them. It is often difficult to get attention from these individuals when other problems arise. In Operations, you will often be pulled in many directions by several different staff and/or attorneys on any given day, leading to occasionally long hours and frustrating working conditions. In addition, some more senior staff members will task newer employees with complex assignments and give them little to no instruction. Finally, the first-year raise I received after a year's worth of exemplary work that went well above and beyond my position's duties was very disappointing.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some more time evaluating your lower-level staff members and figure out who is essential to each office (and reward those who are accordingly). Encourage senior staff to spend time coaching newer staff members on some of the more complex tasks that can come up from time to time. Managers need to be more aware of conflicts between employees and be more aggressive with creating solutions to these problems (as rare as they are).


  2. "Paralegal"

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    Current Employee - Litigation Paralegal in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Litigation Paralegal in Charlotte, NC
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Reputable firm with very ethical standards.

    Cons

    Work load not guaranteed to meet monthly billing requirements.


  3. "Pretty good firm."

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Coverage when out. Decent salary.

    Cons

    Pay for parking. A lot of overtime.


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  5. "Good Experience Overall"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work is standard and you're treated like a human by the legal workers. Compensation is fair & bonuses are available if you're willing to stay late a few nights.

    Cons

    Nothing substantial to report. Usually there's one or two people in the office who you can't stand, but the turnover is relatively frequent, so people are shuffled around.

    Advice to Management

    I would ask management to spread the work around more between multiple secretaries. It would be better for staff and management if the menial daily work is divided evenly, instead of loaded onto one receptionist and not others.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Project Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Litigation Project Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Litigation Project Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing firm to work for. They really know how to treat their employees well. The Project Assistant is an entry level position, but what a great one it is to learn about the legal field, especially if you want to take some time off before applying to law school. The work can be quite interesting depending on the materials you are working for.

    Cons

    There can be some occasional long hours, but you do get paid overtime. Sometimes the work can be monotonous, but again, really depends on the types of projects you get put on.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Loved working for them, during the summer!

    Cons

    Very boring at times and they just did not have a lot of work for me.

    Advice to Management

    give the intern a mentor though I found my own!


  8. "Nice firm"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great assistance in IT and records. Filing system uses RFID tags so nothing gets lost.

    Cons

    HR is located in Columbia office which means they are removed from the day to day issues. They keep post-it notes and index tabs under lock and key in Greenville - that's just a sample of the level of frugality.

    Advice to Management

    Give staff the tools they need and support them when attorneys act badly.


  9. "Legal Secretary"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work! Lots of excitement and opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    No reason to complain. Can't think of any Cons.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, staff and courteous, respectful and hard-working attorneys

    Cons

    commute, nothing else comes to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Keep providing customer service to clients.


  11. "Of counsel"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Of Counsel in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Of Counsel in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    An attorney at this firm has enormous growth potential. The firm's entrepreneurial core values mean that attorneys get back what they put in. The firm is invested in each attorney's success and provides generous support in terms of mentoring, training, and funding. The firm is prudently managed, but does not skimp to make a profit. The result is that both staff and attorneys are happy and feel valued. The Jacksonville office in particular is a tight-knit group of great people, both staff and attorneys. We work hard, and we play hard.

    Cons

    The only cons are the same as those in any law firm of this size. There is a lot of work to be done, and demands are high.


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