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Schulte Roth & Zabel Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2019

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2.8
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32%
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44%
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Brian F. Schare
17 Ratings
Pros
  • "In addition, SRZ had great benefits(in 5 reviews)

  • "SRZ is a great place to work for biglaw(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "My position at SRZ was in the Intellectual Property department(in 4 reviews)

  • "No one at this place knows your name, and there is no mentorship(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Legal Secretary"

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schulte Roth & Zabel full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Congenial atmosphere; decent work pace, not consistently stressful; excellent diversity; excellent and friendly attorneys, (fairly) decent salary, but could be better; holiday bonuses (could be a LOT better, but I'm thankful).

    Cons

    Some cattiness at times by certain co-workers -- although, thankfully, not many.

    Advice to Management

    Put in an anonymous suggestion box; if possible, subsidize the cafeteria like you once did because in the new space, prices are too high.

    Schulte Roth & Zabel2018-05-22
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Hot and Cold"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schulte Roth & Zabel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very generous firm and they use to have the best parties.

    Cons

    If you're not in the club then you are out the door.

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't hurt to be fair and equitable.

    Schulte Roth & Zabel2019-06-27
  3. "Great Firm"

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    Current Employee - Associate 

    I have been working at Schulte Roth & Zabel full-time

    Pros

    SRZ is a great place to work for biglaw.

    Cons

    It's undergoing a coming of age and change of management, which can make things a little black box-ish.

    Schulte Roth & Zabel2019-06-09
  4. "AVOID"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Schulte Roth & Zabel full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The benefits are not terrible.

    Cons

    The very low rating on this site is well deserved. This firm refuses to take the necessary steps to replace their incompetent managerial staff with real professionals with a proven track record of leadership. Petty and vindictive behavior towards staff are not attributes of sound leadership. Current management is the sole reason for low morale and the high turnover rate. The best people have left or plan to leave...

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    Advice to Management

    Please do the formerly happy employees a favor and retire or seek employment elsewhere.

    Schulte Roth & Zabel2019-04-27
  5. "Good work is rewarded with more work"

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    Former Employee - Billing Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schulte Roth & Zabel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pays well, but you are expected to be at her beck and call.

    Cons

    Billing department is micro managed. Too many chiefs.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to lead by example.

    Schulte Roth & Zabel2019-04-13
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Coordinator"

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      Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY

      I have been working at Schulte Roth & Zabel full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Salary, benefits, interdisciplinary, culture, prestigious

      Cons

      I can't think of any cons.

      Schulte Roth & Zabel2018-04-17
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great Place to Work"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Schulte Roth & Zabel full-time

      Pros

      Great partners, leanly staffed teams - lots of opportunity for client interaction.

      Cons

      None that I can think of - great firm to work for.

      Schulte Roth & Zabel2018-02-19
    • Helpful (5)

      "Unless you want to work in IM and go in house quickly, do not take a job here."

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      Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Schulte Roth & Zabel full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Pay is on par with other vault 100 firms. Attorneys from the IM group can quickly find employment with firm clients.

      Cons

      Everything else. The firm operates to chew up and spit out associates. Every choice made by the partnership is to benefit itself, even when it acknowledges it would be harmful to morale. There is also nearly no potential for advancement.

      Advice to Management

      Understand that you have talented, hardworking people at your firm. Treat them with respect.

      Schulte Roth & Zabel2017-12-18
    • "A Decent Place to Work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Schulte Roth & Zabel full-time

      Pros

      Sophisticated clientele, generally recession-proof, busy practices for the most part

      Cons

      Lack of transparency, lack of mentoring, no visibility to client development

      Schulte Roth & Zabel2017-10-25
    • "Wish I was back there....."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Schulte Roth & Zabel full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Fair treatment at all levels, benefits and perks for non legal staff, a good mix in management to bring in new ideas while maintaining some previous ways of doing business.

      Cons

      Changes are inevitable due to market conditions

      Schulte Roth & Zabel2017-07-13
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