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Pressler & Pressler Employee Reviews about "20 minute lunch"

Updated Aug 17, 2019

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Pros
  • "Flexible schedule open 8am -8pm so you can make your 40 hours(in 10 reviews)

  • "They have flexible hours so you get to choose what 8 hr shift you want to work(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Upper management sucks, no raises, hassle you about a 20 minute lunch and get on your case about why you missed 3 hours of work(in 13 reviews)

  • "20 min paid lunch break and no other breaks (take any longer you have to stay later)(in 10 reviews)

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    It seems partners are much more flexible with associates who have kids than with those who don’t. If it’s okay for my colleague with a kid to leave at 5 pm and log on later, why isn’t that the same for me (no kids)? My obligations might be different, but I still have a life and want to be able to do certain things, like catch that evening workout class or cook dinner for my partner. As you can probably tell, my firm is operating 100% in person. There is no point here — I’m just whining.

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Not bad

      Aug 17, 2019 - Asset Loc in Parsippany, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      affable supervisors and managers. awesome co-workers

      Cons

      break time is 20 minutes. sigh!

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Worst experience of my life

      Nov 23, 2015 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The only positive part about this job is for a recent grad student who is still partying during the week or a parent that needs to tend to young children with the flexibility of your schedule

      Cons

      There probably isnt enough space to list everything bad about this place but i'll try to hit the major parts. The pay is incredibly bad. You will not make more then $15 an hr and for what they expect from you is robbery. Its practically forbidden to have a "social" conversation with your co workers without being hassled or watched. 20 minutes lunches. 1st year only receive 6 days off (including sick & vaca) From what I hear, they hire pretty much anyone who submits a fair resume because of the turn over rate. No one will ever ask how you are doing, what goals you have set for yourself, anything like that..Your reviews are to only point out what you're doing wrong, period. The health insurance is totally unaffordable so hope you're still young enough to be covered by your parents (over $400 a month) They got away with not paying out 1 of my vacation days during my 2 week notice because of a mis communication by management, at this point I didn't feel like arguing and wanted to run out of there. Id suggest to maybe consider this job only if you're looking for something more stable in the meantime.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      "Puppy-Mill" Law Firm, You're Just a Number

      Apr 14, 2014 - Collection's Paralegal in Parsippany, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Paid training, friendly younger crowd, make your own hours, decent starting pay for a recent college grad.

      Cons

      Not a real paralegal job -- all collections. No opportunity for advancement. Emotionally draining being forced to harass people for money that in most cases they don't have. 20 minute lunches or you have to stay late to make up the time. No coffee machine or water cooler. The definition of micromanaged -- every word you say or type is brought up in a review. Minor mistake can get you hounded by management who are really just trying to cover their own butts. Nepotism at it's finest. Poor communication between management. Extremely high turnover.

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      collector/paralegal

      Nov 4, 2015 -  in Parsippany, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Can come in and work 8 hours a day anytime between 8 am-9 pm. Team managers are super great, its the upper management that sucks.

      Cons

      Micromanaged COMPLETELY. They record and keep track of every little single thing you do. Check how long your on calls and if its too long they clock you... no bonuses or incentives even if you're collectiong $100,000 a month for them. Everything is clocked, 20 minute lunch ONLY and if you go over the 20 minutes you are forced to stay later to make up the time. If you have to step outside for 30 seconds you have to punch out or you get in serious trouble, you even get told you can't take too long in the bathroom! No cellphones at all meaning if there is an emergency you can't even answer or check your phone or you get in trouble. No growth opportunities whatsoever, people have been collectors there for 20+ years without being placed in any higher up positions. Place is a prison, for $16 an hour you're better off working at the mall.

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Just horrible

      Jul 18, 2016 - Asset Locator in Hanover, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible schedule, friendly co-workers and makes you want to stay on top of your bills. Easy to get to work as its right off the highway.

      Cons

      Upper management sucks, no raises, hassle you about a 20 minute lunch and get on your case about why you missed 3 hours of work. The place is a joke and its no wonder more people leave than people who actually stay. Don't get the benefits because it will cost more then what you think.

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      The worst year of my life.

      Feb 27, 2013 - Paralegal in Parsippany, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You are allowed to go home after you've worked exactly 8 hours. Some of the people that I met are nice. The hours are flexible... if you work 40 of them per week.

      Cons

      You aren't a real paralegal; you're a debt collector with a nicer title. You make phone calls to angry people who might be innocent, they just are unfortunate enough to have the same name as the "defendant" and that's enough to get a judgment on them, lower their credit scores and potentially ruin their lives financially. The pay is extremely low for the amount of stress you endure. Every second is monitored. Lunch breaks are exactly 20 minutes long and every second you go over you need to "make it up" by staying later. The computer system is outdated by 20 years and hurts your eyes with the black and yellow contrast.

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Dishonesty in wholesale amounts

      Dec 6, 2012 - Paralegal in Parsippany, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pays relatively well for recent grads in a time where the global economy is not in a great place A 2 week training period explaining the theoretical aspects to collections Consistent feedback, either on-the-spot or periodically Great colleagues Set your own schedule (kind of..)

      Cons

      20 minute lunch break Nit-picks on your contribution to the team in order to ensure NO raise is ever given NO advancement whatsoever unless you're very chummy with the powers that be The churn and burn rate is ridiculous -- average life expectancy is a year

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Ok if right out of college

      Sep 7, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The only decent thing about working there are some of the people you meet there, very casual dress code, pay is decent for young 20-something

      Cons

      20 minute lunch break, no room to grow, took bonuses away, management cares very little about employees

      2 people found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Former Employee

      A Boiler Room- Cubicle Farm

      Aug 10, 2016 - Paralegal in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You have your own desk and chair.

      Cons

      -Management is run by pretentious, unsophisticated and unprofessional frat boy personalities. -Management is often uninformed and uneducated in their field; a google and youtube search will laundry list this operation's numerous violations and complaints. -Nepotism and favoritism appear to determine growth potential rather than one's resume. -Unreasonably oppressive, strong arm tactics are often employed to collect against debtors. -Lunch Breaks are only 20 minutes. -No snacks allowed on the desk. -The break room is often filthy. -The company closely monitors everyone through use of surveillance cameras. -Raises are scarce, almost non-existent. -Benefits are excessively expensive. -High turnover rate. -As a result of the above, morale is extremely low.

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Stay Away

      Jan 18, 2018 - Paralegal in Parsippany, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Other than some of the other poor miserable employees in the same boat, there are no pros to working here.

      Cons

      I should have realized when I got hired that this place was a bad idea when about 10 people from my department left within a month’s time to work somewhere else. Where can I start? Horrible Pay. The morale is the worst I’ve ever experienced at any job. Understaffed and overworked. People keep quitting because it’s a miserable place to work so they load their work onto everyone else without compensation or without hiring new people for their positions. They lie to you about their yearly “raises” upon getting hired. There are no raises unless you give yourself a review and they throw you an extra $0.25 an hour 6 months after your raise gets “approved”. 20 minutes for lunch. The lunch rooms are filthy and one of the microwaves didn’t have a handle on it for three months before it got replaced. The faucet runs continuously. The health benefits are so expensive and so horrible that you actually qualify for government subsidized healthcare. They stopped contributing to their 401k completely. They micromanage every thing you do and dock you for “gap time”, which is any length of time exceeding 5 minutes when you are not on a file. This includes using the bathroom. They justify not paying you properly by saying you’re taking too long on files, but then also that you aren’t being thorough enough with your work. They have the most unprofessional, unqualified people in upper management, which is an obvious reason for why this place is failing so bad. The building is horrible. Without fail, the heat breaks every winter and the air conditioning breaks every summer. They force you to come to work and sit in a 45 degree office to get paid for the day. They never ever ever close for weather. They stay open when it’s a State of Emergency and even had people come to the office and sit in the dark while the power was out for a week during Hurricane Sandy. The bathrooms don’t work because they have some kind of on-going plumbing issue that never gets fixed. If you come back to the office after a holiday weekend, it smells like raw sewage.

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