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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Total Attorneys (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, great location, every day was different, challenging work, fun company parties and outings, open environment.

    Cons

    New management is extremely unorganized and once they took over, the work was not challenging and the environment was negative.


  2. "Attorney at Law"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Attorney in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Attorney in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Total Attorneys part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling that affords the opportunity for active involvement in children's schooling and community service. Competitive salary in low cost of living area. Stress free environment for the most part.

    Cons

    Solely responsible for managing client's files from intake through final disposition of litigation. Handling difficult clients with unrealistic expectations who file frivolous complaints. Responsible for procuring clientele.

    Advice to Management

    All in all private practice can be both challenging and rewarding. There is nothing better than self managing and being your own boss.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    As a newer rep I have found a lot of opportunity to sell here. Sure it takes a few months to build up a book of business, but that is expected anywhere. Fairly easy to find new attorneys to call and it's a good service to offer. The commission plan is also solid during ramp up.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to pick up the phone and dial, but attorneys keep it interesting. Easier than selling in some other industries.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great to get more inbound activity.


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  5. "Attorney"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Total Attorneys full-time

    Pros

    there is good work life balance

    Cons

    the salary is on the lower end

    Advice to Management

    to increase the salary and profit sharing


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of Training, unrealistic expectations"

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

    I worked at Total Attorneys full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    An easy job to get, fairly interview process for anyone who could hold a conversation.

    Cons

    No quality leads, lack of training, lack of support, You're building a base of business from ground up, with unrealistic expectations. Customers who are interested in working with you, end up on a long waiting list, with representatives playing the used car sales mentality. ( If you don't buy today, someone else will lock down the territory) I've put people on the waiting list multiple times, only for someone else to sell the area, while I waited on a call back from customer. As this occurred monthly, goals continued to increase.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a clear picture of the position to new hires, also provide an accurate ramp up period for representatives to build solid pipelines.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Amateur Hour"

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

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

    Pros

    Early on, the culture was great. Many of the people who worked there were fantastic and gave their all to the job. The pace was exciting and you can absolutely make an impact on the bottom line of the business with new initiatives.

    Cons

    Total Attorneys was the most poorly-managed company I have ever worked for and it's not even close. The culture of nepotism was real (and awful), decisions were made on the fly with no real concern or study of future business impact and management lived off a series of "this will fix everything" promises.

    Advice to Management

    Take a long, hard look in the mirror and ask yourself if you're really serving the best interests of this company or if you're just there to collect a paycheck.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "NO!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees come to work everyday trying their damnedest to make a difference in a very difficult situation.

    Cons

    Spaghetti code for multi applications is beyond refactoring.
    The business plan for growth, or even stability is nonexistent.
    Company wastes money on projects that it knows will never be profitable.
    Employees are frustrated. All of them.

    Advice to Management

    Fill out a form at TotalBankruptcy.com or shutter your doors. If you cannot do this than for God's sake please bring in Management Consultants.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Learned a lot ( both good and bad)"

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    Former Employee - HPM Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - HPM Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gained a holistic view of a small company wanting to play in the big leagues. Many opportunities to expand beyond my skill set

    Cons

    Watched the company turn from a 'people first' to a 'numbers not humans' management style. The egos of the company got in the way of rebuilding a structure and saving a culture.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "CEO, C-Levels and VPs Lack Direction and Leadership. Grasping at Straws"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Total Attorneys full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good health insurance plan for individuals
    downtown, close to transportation
    some years they offer friday early leave in the summer

    Cons

    Company is not doing well. Leaderships' solution = layoffs and cost cuts instead of fixing the product's core problems.
    Product once was great, now is suffering. CEO doesn't understand industry.
    CEO and CFO actually spend their time roaming the office to make sure people come in on the dot and stay past 5pm. Treat hard working employees like children. They have hurt morale and its hurting their company.

    Advice to Management

    Care about the product again. Get to know the legal space. Ask lawyers what they want. Don't be woo'd by PowerPoint presentations and smooth talkers who convince you to do things that aren't actually good for the company. Own this business and care about it. Many people built this and it was better before new leadership came in. New leadership is needed.


  11. "Startup environment that full understands work life balance."

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At least when I worked there (up until 2011), it was very much a startup going through rapid growth. There was a lot of hiring and they hadn't quite figured out what their "product" was going to be. They had their hands in a lot of different ideas - some worked, some didn't.

    The one thing that separated them from other startups is that they understood work/life balance - there was no one living in the office. In fact, during the Summer, they had shortened hours every Friday.

    Employees were treated fairly and the work was interesting (at least on most projects - there were a few that developers did not want to get stuck on.. again, because they were trying many things at once).

    Cons

    Management never really had a firm idea of where they were headed. It was just sort of "try something and let's see if it works" and they were dead set on getting VC funding which I never understood.

    For the laid back, fun environment, you sacrificed pay. Pay was not on par with other positions in the area.



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