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  1. "Typical ID sweatshop"

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    Former Employee - Law Associate in Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Law Associate in Harrisburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Somewhat good reputation regionally, specifically in workers' compensation.

    Cons

    Very high billable hour requirement


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Aweful!! Save yourself the grief."

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary/Paralegal in Warren, NJ
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary/Paralegal in Warren, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Aboslutely no pros at all.

    Cons

    Absolutely the worst law firm I have worked for in my entire career.

    Advice to Management

    The management committee should rename themselves to non-management committee.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Steer clear!"

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    Current Employee - Law Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Law Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the staff members are pleasant and dedicated

    Cons

    Lots of rude and/or dishonest partners. Everyone is miserable. Salaries and bonuses are offensive. Hourly rate for the money is laughable. Revolving door. Lost at least 8 people in the past year in the Phila office alone. HR support is non-existent. I, along with every other associate, am counting down until the blissful day when I will resign.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more or demand less.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Dissatisfied Attorney"

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    Former Employee - Law Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Law Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Decent People, not a cut-throat firm.

    Cons

    Low Salary, mediocre bonuses and raises.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more and you will get more.


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Dissatisfied Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Not cutthroat among attorneys. Good software allowing for remote work when needed. Reasonably good benefits.

    Cons

    Low salary. Low bonuses. Astronomically high billable hour requirement.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attorneys more or lower the billable hour requirement and you will get more people to stick around.


  6. "You can't have it all."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby full-time

    Pros

    They are eager to give you more responsibility and will challenge you.

    Cons

    They want to pay you below the industry average.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    nice office at a good location, generally nice staff

    Cons

    inflexible, do not help women balance work and home life, low salary/bonus, unproductive criticism/ambushing, not a team atmosphere, not a supportive environment, micromanagement, prohibits growth.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Micromanagement at it best (worst)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby full-time

    Pros

    Nice office, good location, mostly nice staff and attorneys to work with.

    Cons

    Flexibility, stability, revolving door ( cannot keep staff or attorneys), loyal staff are treated unfairly while troublesome staff are catered to, micromanagement, poor management (look the other way policy), poor bonuses and oveall low morale of the office.

    Advice to Management

    Let each office run independantly to make management decisions. No central planning is needed. Get rid of.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Was a great place to work until some new partners arrived"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Technology is great. Managing partner is fairly open and available. Big enough to get good work, but small enough that you can get to know most of the attorneys. Benefit package is decent.

    Cons

    The firm violated its "no jerk" policy and the one bad apple is not very appreciated. Salary is okay but don't expect to get rich. 401(k) match is essentially non-existent.


  10. "Worst experience at a law firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    In general, the staff consists of good people
    flexible schedule
    Software is up to date but they need to update network system to keep up with the activity on the network

    Cons

    No job security - here today, gone tomorrow
    Low salaries and bonuses
    Favoritism: Rules don't apply to everyone and if your not liked your picked on for the exact same things.
    Unfairness, retaliation and harrassment
    Inappropriate, demeaning, condescending and unprofessionalism in management and treatment of staff
    Revolving door of employees

    Advice to Management

    I suggest that the company work on the following things: company moral, staff management; fairness and people skills. If those key things were in place, maybe employees would stick around despite the low salaries and bonuses.


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