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Reviews for The Law Offices of Barbara Bowden

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 1 of 1 reviews No parking Easy access to public transportation No stock or equity options No defined contribution plans/company 401(k) No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely No desirable office location No tuition assistance No Paid Parental Leave No defined contribution company match/employer 401(k) match No flexible spending account Paid time off in 1 of 1 reviews No healthcare (including vision and dental) No relocation allowance No life insurance

The following perks are offered

No on site cafeteria No meal or transportation allowance No health and wellness programs No employee discounts No vehicle allowance No employee events Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 1 of 1 reviews No fitness center on site No company provided food and/or drink
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  • 17.Oct 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

This is a culture of divisiveness. The tactic of scapegoating is a favorite. If you work here, you will, at some point, become the problem. The ENTIRE problem. You will be labeled as the person to point to to pin all of the firm's problems on. And I say this as someone who just narrowly missed becoming the next scapegoat at the time.

Support from management

You have support so long as you blindly follow orders and allow yourself to be blamed when one of the attorneys makes a mistake despite your attempts.

Teamwork

Often members of the staff manage to create some semblance of a teamwork frame, but this eventually gets labeled as "ganging up" and is quickly attacked.

Freedom to work independently

You are expected to do the majority of your work independently, but if you spend too much time on your own, rather than in an attorney's office listening to their complaints, you will become a target.

Internal Communication

Communication is CONSTANT but completely hectic and unclear.

Career Development

People are moved around (in terms of what their actual job title is) so often that it became cause for hesitation to order business cards.

Overall compensation for your work

This is a tough question. Raises are in no way based on merit. They are based on loyalty.

Office / Work Environment

The most negative and divisive work environment I have ever encountered.

Environmental Friendliness

You've never seen paper wasted quite like this. They print emails. Twice. Because they often lose copies of just about everything, so it all has to be printed multiple times. Recycling is optional.

Work-Life Balance

Making room for your personal life is used as a tool within the organization to demand loyalty.

Job Security

I have never actually seen or heard of anyone being fired.

Handicapped Accessibility

This office is fairly accessible.

Challenging Work

This is the hardest you will ever work, because the office is constantly short-staffed and expectations never lower despite the ten random things you were just asked to do, along with your usual work. I am not the kind of person that would ever say, "That's not my job." but if I had to spend an unexpected hour babysitting and another 20 minutes trying to corral one of your pets, no - I may not have had time to complete all of my usual tasks today.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Honestly, many people have tried over time, but at this point I am not sure what can be done.

What I like about the company

It was an informative stepping stone on the way to somewhere else.

What I dislike about the company

The divisiveness, the scapegoating, the time you are expected to waste.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    The Law Offices of Barbara Bowden
  • City
    Lakewood
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered
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