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Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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Larry Phelan
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Pros
  • Great pay, your co workers are amazing (in 3 reviews)

  • Paid for lunches, holiday parties, etc (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • You often feel lost because they provide no training and that is very stressful (in 5 reviews)

  • The past 3 to 4 years bonuses and raises are a joke but you keep getting increased responsibility and work load (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "learned alot while working for this firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg full-time

    Pros

    hard work will get recognized

    Cons

    management has it favorite within company

    Advice to Management

    stop letting good employees go


  2. "Management is terrible and plays favorites company-wide"

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    Former Employee - Help Desk Technician in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Help Desk Technician in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Okay pay and decent PTO time. That's it.

    Cons

    Management is terrible and condescending in our dept (and have heard the same from other departments). Despite multiple complaints to HR about unethical treatment management remains the same. Poor business practices, and those in salaried positions do not get paid overtime or comp time when working over. Also there's is the promise of room for growth when starting but that never comes to fruition. Also seriously, seriously do not expect a raise or a bonus unless you are management.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like human beings and stop making management untouchable despite HR complaints.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "favoritsm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg full-time

    Pros

    there was always great team effort

    Cons

    Management always had favoritism and never cared


  4. "Not as bad as I thought"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    worked here for 3 years, Not as bad as I thought considering where I worked after. They paid me decent and had a nice group of co workers. Gave me a good letter of recommendation,, was laid off but I think I was one of the higher paid workers prob cut me to get someone cheaper to do my job.

    Cons

    They are sticklers for time during breaks and lunch and if you leave sick they want a dr note which is a bit ridiculous. But overall not a bad experience.

    Advice to Management

    Mix up the work a bit job can be a little redundant.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "IT WAS OK."

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg full-time

    Pros

    •Great pay for entry-level
    •Free coffee
    •Paid for lunches, holiday parties, etc.
    •Great amount of PTO

    Cons

    •Massive layoffs
    •Middle school behavior
    •Favoritism
    •They don't value their employees
    •Managers who aren't manager material. A lot of people get these positions by default or by being a favorite


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Awasome managment. Would recommend this a place for employment. Great growth and they promote from within. Great holiday parties and benefits.

    Cons

    When they fire three or more people in one week, prepare yourself as you could possible be one of them. Mass layoffs and high turn over.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees more money and stop being cheap. Pay your employees what they are worth.


  7. "Not as bad as retail, but still blows"

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good amount of PTO.
    Willing to give young grads a chance.
    Gym on site
    Work doesn't come home with you (unless you telecommute, but that's rare)

    Cons

    Treated like a child.
    Strict HR policies, no respect for personal needs.
    Constant favoritism
    Negative attitude in the work place
    Selective enforcement of the far too many rules (ie, dress code or cell phone violations generally more punishment for not completing enough work).
    No training on tasks.
    Poor communication.
    Low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Actually hire the amount of people needed, not the bare minimum. Stop nickle and dime-ing your employees. If a day constitutes 7.5 hours, then so should a PTO day. Stop asking for doctor's notes or forcing workers to take a lunch on early dismissal days. Get better break room coffee.

  8. "A true sweatshop"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg full-time

    Pros

    I gained a lot of knowledge about the foreclosure legal process from end to end, and had great coworkers.

    Cons

    The benefits were okay at best, your nose was to the grindstone at all times, little room to move up pay-wise, company is VERY cheap.

    Advice to Management

    Start valuing your workers more! We matter!


  9. "Legal Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very Organized Environment and Structured Environment.

    Cons

    Management concerned about petty matters.


  10. "Unrealistic Managment, Terrible HR"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work schedule, not a super stressful job depending on exactly what you're assigned to.

    Cons

    The Human Resources is absolutely horrible. It's like they can't think for themselves or realize they have actual humans working for them. Seem like they're fresh out of college taking their operations from a manual instead of actually using their brains. A lot of really stupid standards. New HR is needed immediately, current is totally incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees a break, they're working hard and are doing the best they can. Referring to NJ and PA offices


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