- THE HATCHETT FIRM24.Nov 2015
Inclusive / Diverse
No; micromanagement, incompetence, and inefficient organizational structure. It's family-based and dysfunctional.
Suggestions for improvement
- Get rid of all family members and operate like a professional corporation instead of a "mom & pop" chicken and biscuit restaurant. Disbarred and nickel & dime ambulance-chasing unethical attorneys should not be involved in any law firm business or case development. There is a lack of credibility when the expectation is multimillion-dollar cases and the "over-seeing" attorneys and executive staff is only accustomed to handling nickel & dime-type personal injury cases. Allow law firm manager autonomy without the involvement of unethical disbarred cousin as "overseer." Initiate salary-based positions for all employees (not commission-based), pay overtime hours and include a benefits package. If you want to attract multimillion-dollar cases, you should offer employees a higher starting salary, establish an overtime protocol plan, and offer a benefits package. Stop penny-pinching and relying on reputation--pay vendors and employees who perform any type of work for the firm, directly or indirectly.
What I like about the company
The senior partner and namesake is excellent to work with, is highly professional, has exceptional communication skills and was very friendly. Strived to make the law firm professional, but cousin sabotaged the work environment with pettiness, jealousy, micromanagement, and incompetence.
What I dislike about the company
Family-based business and, with the exception of the senior partner, most were crooks who didn't pay bills, were unethical in business dealings, incompetent, unorganized, and inefficient for a firm with an "executive" staff. The work environment was a small storage room and no pre-planning for equipment and other operational functions was put in place for the start-up firm prior to hiring employees (i.e., payroll, overtime, or even a business license). Even though family members involvement hindered efficiency and effectiveness, any critiques were taken personally. Low level of ethics with disbarred cousin's involvement in law firm management decisions which was a major hindrance to organizational competence and case development.
- CompanyTHE HATCHETT FIRM
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