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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Terrific Investment Management Practice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seward & Kissel full-time

    Pros

    Terrific IM practice. Great culture.

    Cons

    Sub-market bonuses, tech and perks (compared to large NYC based firms)

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Seward & Kissel full-time

      Pros

      Compensation at standard pay scale

      Cons

      Very few minority associates at firm

    • Helpful (1)

      "Legal Assistant"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Seward & Kissel full-time

        Pros

        Not stuffy environment, great relationships among staff

        Cons

        Staff isn't always valued as much as attorneys.

      • Helpful (4)

        "Good Firm Depending on Group"

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        Current Employee - Associate 

        I have been working at Seward & Kissel full-time

        Pros

        Mixture of small and big firm feel. People can be very nice. Great for investment management and related groups. Offices may have a nice view.

        Cons

        Health care is expensive. Firm is cheap with certain supplies. Reimbursements take a long time. Not a lot of growth opportunity depending on your group. Work can be limited and monotonous. Software that firm uses is not the best. Management is a mystery.

      • Helpful (3)

        "Nice Enviornment"

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          Former Employee - Legal Assistant in New York, NY
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at Seward & Kissel full-time for more than 2 years

          Pros

          Friendly people, great location. The work is pretty monotonous and boring, but that's part of the job. You get a lot of interaction with clients and associates.

          Cons

          Like most law offices, some attitudes can really affect your work day. For the most part, this isn't that bad. But when it rains, it pours.

          Advice to Management

          Update internal policies regarding non-legal staff. A lot of "rules" aren't written, or if they are it's in an extremely dated guide.

        • "Legal Secretary"

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          Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Bowling Green, NY
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at Seward & Kissel

          Pros

          Work environment pleasant and attorneys first-rate, nice people.

          Cons

          Office gossiping, administrators don't promote from within, little chance for loners.

          Advice to Management

          Listen to the accused and give fair assessments.

        • Helpful (1)

          "Attorney"

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          Former Employee - Counsel in New York, NY
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook

          I worked at Seward & Kissel for more than 9 years

          Pros

          Great, dynamic, accessible partners. Collegial and professional atmosphere.

          Cons

          Cannot think of any cons.

          Advice to Management

          NA

        • "Good environment, good people"

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            Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

            I have been working at Seward & Kissel

            Pros

            Great people to work with. Good time off, a lot of it. Standard corporate workplace, but the location is nice.

            Cons

            Little job mobility for a person in my position. Poor communications at time.

          • Helpful (2)

            "Great company environment"

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            Current Employee - Investment Management Paralegal in Washington, DC
            Neutral Outlook
            Disapproves of CEO

            I have been working at Seward & Kissel full-time for more than 2 years

            Pros

            Great work/life balance, no pressure from management and laid-back atmosphere

            Cons

            Under utilized by partners and senior associates

            Advice to Management

            Please consider the skill sets of all employees and provide challenging work.

          • "Seward & Kissel is a great place to work and develop in one's profession"

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            Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
            Recommends
            Neutral Outlook

            I have been working at Seward & Kissel full-time for more than 20 years

            Pros

            The attorneys and staff are fabulous. People are curteous, bright, dedicated and hard working. Many partners have been at the firm for their entire legal career.

            Cons

            There are no cons for working here.

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