- Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.13.Nov 2015
The administrator does not contribute to a work climate of fairness; he was not interested in helping create a warm, friendly working environment. The morale of the firm is at an all time low, and people are staying mostly because they've been there for so long...not because it's a place they enjoy going to every day.
Support from management
It was my impression, as well as others, that conflicts were not handled or dealt with at all. If there were problems between staff and attorneys or administrators, they were not mentioned and, therefore, not given a chance to be resolved so that hurtful situations could be avoided.
The firm is divided into departments. For the most part, each department generally works well as a team, helping others out as necessary. However, there were some individuals who were unwilling to step in and help with another's responsibilities when necessary.
Freedom to work independently
The workload is not fairly distributed. Employees capable of doing things would not do them, requiring others to add to their work load. Some people work for only 1 attorney while others work for 2 or 3.
There is very little feedback given to employees regarding their work.
It is hard to comment on this one as the majority of the staff was female.
Attitude towards older colleagues
Some long term employees are appreciated and supported by their supervisors....some are not.
Once hired, you pretty much stay within that category.
Overall compensation for your work
Salaries match the responsibilities and experience of each employee. Benefits are offered and salaries are paid on time.
Office / Work Environment
Rooms and computers are up to date and meet the needs of the staff/firm.
Employees can take vacation when they want, as long as it doesn't leave the specific department too shorthanded. My immediate supervisor was very family oriented and supported and understanding of family obligations I had while working there. Working hours are a normal 40 hour work week.
Employees are not happy at this firm and now, being on the outside, I do not hear good things about the firm from others, inside or outside of the firm.
When I worked there, I felt pretty secure about my job, especially since I had been there 12 years. When I was let go for reasons unknown to me, and I have learned of other long term employees being let go for no real reason, I would say that jobs are not secure.
There were no disabled employees at the firm.
At one time, the firm did provide training to lessen work place accidents, but that has not occurred for probably the last 7 or 8 years.
On a personal level, I was always pleased with the work I did. I was good with time management and always met the needs of my immediate supervisor.
Suggestions for improvement
- I think the current administration needs to take a step back and try to view things from the perspective of the staff. They need to be aware of the unrealistic expectations they have placed on staff, and they need to learn to deal with inter-staff conflicts and attempt to resolve any conflicts. They also need to make sure their staff to attorney ratio is adequate so the staff can produce the results that make the firm look good.
What I like about the company
Since I no longer work at Lanier Ford, it is hard to answer this. When I did work there, I enjoyed that my supervisor trusted me to get the job done, he knew I was someone he could count on. I made some wonderful friends while I was there, and the benefits they offered were very good.
What I dislike about the company
What I didn't like was that there was no communication regarding problems, whether they were between staff or between staff/attorneys/administrative personnel. When the new administration took over, a lot of things changed and the morale amongst the staff was very low.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyLanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2014