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  1. "Legal Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Stites & Harbison full-time

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, staff and attorneys are very helpful and always willing to lean a hand; most all have long tenure; well educated people but downhome feel - family and community involvement very strong.

    Cons

    Parking not paid by employer

    Advice to Management

    Subsidized parking benefit, either a percentage or flat rate, would be a wonderful incentive for employees to be granted or work towards based on their longevity with the Firm and their work ethic on a graded value.


  2. "Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some nice people to work with;

    Cons

    The firm use to be a great place to work but the CEO was not a good leader and the firm did not do well in the last few years. Since this is Kentucky based firm, the salaries are lower; no chance for moving up.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to pay attention and respect the employees.

  3. "Legal assistant"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Stites & Harbison full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, caring attorneys, good management.

    Cons

    Need to clean out dead weight, people not performing

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of dead weight.


  4. "Admin at Stites"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Stites & Harbison full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Generally, nice and pleasant people to work with. Overall, very good legal practitioners.

    Cons

    Limited career options if you aren't an attorney. Generally assumes any role other than an attorney is of limited value. Not a very innovative, forward thinking organization. Content to do what has always been done. Not aligned to compete with the current legal market.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work and gain administrative experience"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Staff in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Administrative Staff in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Stites & Harbison (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Highly recommend professional attorney services for clients. Innovative updated computer technology to assist attorneys, paralegals & staff, and clients. Excellent benefits and vacation package.

    Cons

    Unexpected and abrupt mass lay off's of productive staff, every 1st quarter of the year, since 2008. Office politics and favoritism seem play a role of staff, who are minimally productive, to remain employed. Outsourcing positions, to a company falsely claiming expertise, in all areas of law practice.

    Advice to Management

    May all your strategic endeavors be visionary of a successful business. Best wishes.


  6. "A pretty good place to work overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stites & Harbison full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Everyone's pretty friendly and usually willing to help whenver needed

    Cons

    Trying to juggle everything everyone wants you to do all at the same time

    Advice to Management

    When someone lists areas they might like to work in/assist/try, listen to them. Also if you choose someone else over them for a position, tell them why they didn't choose you.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Worst Law Firm. Ever."

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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Stites & Harbison full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some good people that work there.

    Cons

    Terrible culture. No transparency. Associates are always getting kicked around, and treated very poorly. Emphasis is NOT to give client best work product at best price.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "It's like a big family."

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    Current Employee - Paralegal in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Louisville, KY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Compensation, ethics, balance between work and personal life. Management keeps staff in the loop. Most of the employees have been with the company for many years.

    Cons

    Wish I had my own printer.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Satisfied for a Bad Economy and Market"

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    Former Employee - Attorney in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Attorney in Louisville, KY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Pay and prestige. Look - seems shallow but the work is exciting you certainly keep gleen some cache from working there.

    Cons

    Scraping for work. Partners don't spend enough time teaching young associates to develop clients and create work.

    Advice to Management

    Teach departments to share clients and develop the work. If you have a client where you are providing litigation services - consider pitching labor practices as well. It's a partnership after all. If you are truly a good attorney, you will keep you client while also strengthening the worth of the firm.


  10. "Excellent camaraderie"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People, Location, Talent Caliber, Prestige, Variety of Law Practiced

    Cons

    there are not any that come to mind