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Stroock Reviews

Updated December 13, 2017
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  1. "Yes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Stroock full-time

    Pros

    Experience, with document review and hard working

    Cons

    I don’t have any cons

    Advice to Management

    I have document review experience as well as close to 25 years of experience as a transactional experience representing banks and borrowers, developers in large and sophisticated transactions.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Money is not worth your sanity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Miami office staff is amazing; office managers great.

    Cons

    If you are looking to work at this firm do not apply for a position with one of the female partners. Horrible working environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep you partners in check. Working under hostile conditions does not promote good working environment.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Staff Beware..."

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stroock (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You will meet smart people, as in most other Big Law situations. The contacts I made there were helpful in supporting me when I was trying to find other employment after what Stroock did to me...which leads me to the cons section.

    Cons

    Support staff beware. They recruited me out of a good situation with what was a better offer. They promised me longevity and job stability (that was one of my number 1 priorities). Less than year later, they let me go for lack of billable hours (and gave me a laughable severance package) even though everyone in the legal world knows that summertime is the slowest season. Not only that, they never even consulted the attorneys or my supervisor on whether they needed me (which they did; everyone was "shocked"). And now, less than a year after that they're recruiting for the same position. Poor treatment of support staff and bad morale. People who have been there a long time complain that Stroock is not what it used to be.

    Advice to Management

    Support staff is valuable and what management doesn't understand is that people are not meant to be working like slaves all year long. Biggest piece of advice is do a better job with your support staff before you lose all your talent and rightfully so.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Help Desk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stroock full-time

    Pros

    enjoyable, educational and promotional life learning teamwork

    Cons

    busy schedule, life interference, firm run around, constant study. unfriendly employees


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible place to work, HR treating staff like they are a dictatorship"

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stroock full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They are in the downtown area.

    Cons

    Human Resources needs training on how to approach and treat staff members. They ignore any complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to non-legal staff members.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Paralegal"

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

    I have been working at Stroock full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are no positives at this firm.

    Cons

    Terrible place to work and most employees are looking to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Find a firm to save your ship


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible"

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

    I worked at Stroock full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Few good people
    Place is horrible to work in
    Working conditions are disrespectful to any human especially in the managing clerks office

    Cons

    Bad people
    No one speaks to one another
    Not professional
    No trust
    Hr doesn't know what anyone is doing from departments in ny
    La office thinks that it's the headquarters
    No fun
    No activities

    Advice to Management

    Start over big time

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal/Legal Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Paralegal/Legal Assistant in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stroock (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People were very nice and professional.

    Cons

    Low pay and people were sometimes hard to connect with.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your paralegals more.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "A mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stroock full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of great people worked there. They did a great job of hiring

    Cons

    Constant fear of being downsized or right sized depending on perspective. Tough environment to work in for that reason.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully things have improved financially so you guys can get back to being great


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Interesting, captivating, intellectually challenging work. Great group of associates, counsel and many of the partners are truly fabulous.

    Cons

    Billed approx. 2300 hours the year before and got no-bonused; likely because i gave an honest upward review of management. Terrible culture; no respect for attorneys below management level

    Advice to Management

    Practice group management (financial services) leaves much to be desired.


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