The company forces employees to come to work in snowstorms, ice storms, and employees have been killed in car accidents trying to drive to work when the Governor of NJ has declared a state emergency and only emergency personal were allowed on highways.
Lots of hostility among employees.
Freedom to work independently
Legal secretaries have some autonomy but if you work for a disorganized attorney this becomes difficult.
Concerns are never addressed, and if they answer at all, it is their way or the highway, period.
Both men and women are entitled to time off for childbirths. Fairly equal here.
Attitude towards older colleagues
Supervisors are very nice to the attorneys, except the ones they don't like. One supervisor screamed at a female attorney down the hall in front of the entire office.
The young attorneys who took the places of older experienced trial attorneys stayed just long enough to get trial experience, then left the firm at their earliest opportunity.
Overall compensation for your work
Top notch insurance coverage for doctor visits, prescriptions and dental at affordable costs. 401 k terrific.
Office / Work Environment
The computers are not up to date and forever breaking down. The printers are forever breaking down. It is very difficult to get on a roll and get your documents completed and sent out. The postage machine is always broken down as well.
This company lives in the 1960's as far as the company environment. The company policies are all that matter, not what would make their employees happy and want to go the extra mile.
No flexibility for working mothers, for example if your child gets a call from school that they have to be seen by a doctor and taken home, and the employee returns, the employee loses his or her sick time, there is no such thing as personal or emergency doctor time.
Company image is formed by wonderfully terrific and entertaining commercials, but they sell the minimum insurance for high prices to drivers who are young, or have bad credit.
Very good if you don't criticize the company and can live with very little time off, and not very many holidays off. And if you don't mind risking your life driving in 10 inches of snow and/or ice. Otherwise they take away your sick/vacation/etc. time from you for the emergency weather conditions.
Yes. Disabled employees are provided safe entry and work environments.
None. We the employees had to contact the appropriate agency in order just to get a very basic medical kit with bandaids and such placed in the kitchen.
Too challenging, normally attorneys have 80 files each, GEICO at Robert Raskas' office in Marlton have 160 each. The turnover is about 90 %, 3 great trial attorneys have just up and walked out to quit.
Inclusive / Diverse
They are an equal opportunity employer. They tend to favor African Americans, as most of the HR directors are African American.
Suggestions for improvement
- This company is so 50 years ago as to worker amenities, time off, case loads, and other modern office policies, that even other law office employees are amazed at how strict and arbitrary the working conditions are here.
What I like about the company
Most of the employees are very nice and work well with others.
What I dislike about the company
No flex time. Very little vacation time. Some secretaries are allowed to bully and scream at others.