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Selman Breitman Reviews

Updated May 16, 2017
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  1. "Meh"

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

    I worked at Selman Breitman (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some of the people are nice.

    Cons

    Management is often short-sighted, penny wise and pound foolish.


  2. "would not recommend"

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

    I worked at Selman Breitman full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are nice. Some of the staff are nice.

    Cons

    Very poor training and low morale. Pay is not a livable wage.

  3. "*"

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Selman Breitman full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good hours; some attorneys are nice

    Cons

    Management is awful. They force people out early just before their retirement. Don't work here!

    Advice to Management

    Be nicer to your staff. Treat people like human beings!


  4. "Revolving Door"

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

    I worked at Selman Breitman full-time

    Pros

    The people I worked with were nice. Friendly environment and folks are helpful when you need it. Some of the attorneys were pretty nice too.

    Cons

    Employees are underpaid and are regularly given way more work than they can handle. No one gets raises. Management tries to cut corners with manpower costs when they really need to just hire more people. Because of this turnover is EXTREMELY high. Many people stayed only for a few months or so while I was there, some less, and management doesn't seem to care.

    Advice to Management

    Examine your management because the turnover is cray high and there's a reason for that


  5. Helpful (1)

    "File Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, good hours, benefits.

    Cons

    Not very stimulating work, but that comes with being a file clerk anywhere.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive environment and good work-life balance. Some partners are a delight.

    Cons

    Some partners are a nightmare,. There's a lot of bureaucracy.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "File Clerk"

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

    I worked at Selman Breitman full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to get some insight of the law field. Some attorneys are friendly enough to talk about their experiences and help you decide whether law is for you. Then again this can be achieved working at any law firm.

    Cons

    No matter how hard one works, there lacks the opportunity for growth and advancement within the company. Hard work is hardly appreciated. It is only after a year that a pay raise may be considered, but not guaranteed. All you have to do is show up to work and do the minimum. The work isn't divided evenly, some will do more than others.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone the same, but acknowledge those that go above and beyond. Pay raises should not be given to those that go to work, but those who actually do work. Keep an eye out for those who work hard. A happy employee is a productive employee.

  8. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - File Clerk in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - File Clerk in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Selman Breitman part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -They're very flexible with part-time hours if you're a student.
    -The tasks themselves aren't difficult
    -Relaxed working environment

    Cons

    -It can get repetitive real fast.
    -Traffic getting there is a pain.
    -Management sometimes doesn't know what they're doing

    Advice to Management

    Plan ahead on projects for better efficiency.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great People to Work With But Do Not Expect to Receive Training or Much Guidance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Generally the people that work here are easy to get along with. They generally seem to be family friendly although of course they do expect you to bill a lot. Work-life balance is generally pretty decent.

    Cons

    No training and pay is generally below market. They do not give the impression that they value their attorneys or staff. You also have to CYA as there is a high chance you will be thrown under the bus if anything goes wrong.


  10. "Management is Deficient; employee morale is low"

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    Current Employee - File Clerk
    Current Employee - File Clerk
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Selman Breitman full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits package; nice offices; SOME co-workers are easy to work with; the associate attorneys are polite to staff; usually able to get time off when needed

    Cons

    Management is stifling and the office(s) are full of micro-managers; pay is low; employees feel undervalued and are definitely under-compensated. Consequently, employee morale is low; inflexible; overtime is not permitted, even when necessary; (most) senior partners think way too highly of themselves; the Executive Director of the firm is a nasty individual

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they are actually worth, especially if they've given you years of hard work; Get rid of incompetent, non-producing partners who treat staff poorly


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