Hbs Law Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Harvard Business School is the graduate business school of Harvard University. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, it is consistently ranked among the top business schools in the world and offers a large full-time MBA program, management-related doctoral programs, and many executive education programs.
David Kenney mentioned, "As I look back I realize my first thoughts about HBS in the fall of 1959 were correct. It is a significantly awful place to spend one year and nine months."
Legal Assistant (Former Employee) says"HR is almost non-existent. Legal assistant to attorney ratio is imbalanced. A good work ethic and pleasant disposition is completely unappreciated and wasted in this environment. The majority of the administrative staff members are unhelpful with bad attitudes. Very high deductibles for medical insurance. Cons: Everything"
Legal Secretary (Current Employee) says"There is no management and it does not bother anyone as long as the work gets done. More is required from individuals that do there work and put forth the initiative to get things done. Cons: Toxic environment"
Secretary (Current Employee) says"There is no office manager in place and the partners could care less about employees. They don't care who does the work as long as it gets done. Evaluations are done poorly or not at all and raises are slim to none. Micromanagement is the main reason I am leaving Cons: Supervisors are unconcerned with staff"
Records Clerk (Former Employee) says"Very Unprofessional. Working here feels more like going to high school and being surrounded by cliques more than anything else. They are very judgmental. There is absolutely no management. Cons: Everything"
Paralegal/Legal Assistant (Current Employee) says"Not a good work environment in regional offices, no training, no support from home office, they are too busy, high deductible medical insurance with no other options. Every office is managed differently and is not like the Atlanta culture that the firm advertises. Poor support. Everyone is out for themselves. Lawyers do not guide employees. Cons: Poor management. No training. Poor insurance."
Legal Secretary (Former Employee) says"This is the worst law firm I have ever worked at. It is beyond unprofessional. You need to get along with certain people in the firm and if you happen to not get along with certain ones, you won't last long. They will lie, back stab you, create drama when there is none to be created, they spend a lot of their time gossiping and plotting to get rid of people they don't like. The HR department is a complete joke and the turnover is incredible. There were several inappropriate relationships going on and blackmail from the secretaries to the lawyers over it. The pay is also among the lowest in law firms in Atlanta. I wouldn't wish this firm on anyone. Cons: Everything"
Legal Secretary (Former Employee) says"If your not on your knees to management, then you wont get very far. The employees create a toxic enviroment with trash talking behind your back and plotting to remove you from your position. They worry about gossiping more than doing their job, the legal assistants like to hand over their jobs to the hard working people and spend their day on their phones and gossiping. When you bring it up to management, nothing is done about it but somehow it always ends up getting flipped back on the complaintant. The management is constantly encouraging extended lunches for happy hour, but then refuse to accept that overtime will need to happen in order to meet deadlines with the work. Drinking alcohol is commonplace in the office which is very unprofessional and not conducive for work getting done. Cons: Toxic enviroment, non existent HR, terrible management."
Litigation Paralegal/Legal Assistant (Former Employee) says"This is the worst place that I have ever worked! Poor communication and overworked attorneys create a very hostile environment. Poor treatment of staff and no appreciation shown whatsoever. VERY LOW pay, benefits were negligible. Weird workplace and not direction given. Exceedingly high turnover. DON'T WORK HERE!!!"
Adiministrative Clerk (Former Employee) says"One day all your work was excellent and then the next day your work was terrible. The same exact task that I would be praised for one day would called sub par the next, even though, literally nothing had changed with the work that I had done. Feedback on job performance was all over the place. Cons: No chance for advancement and toxic work environment"
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) says"I worked in a admin assistant position and felt as if I was invisible. I was consistently doing work for the same attorneys who literally could never remember who I was."
Paralegal (Former Employee) says"The workload here is very demanding and the billable hours aren't really achievable, unless you inflate your time. I worked for two attorneys, one female and one male attorney. They initially come off as being nice but it's all a front. Neither of the attorneys had one single clue about the work that the paralegals did and it's clear that most of the attorneys work are done by the paralegals who never get recognized. The only successful people here are the ones that know how to kiss butt and suck up to management. You're expected to take how clients treat you and if you complain to the attorneys, they just say, "Well they pay us, so...." And you basically have to deal with unreasonable attorneys and their chump associate attorneys. They're nice to your face but plot behind your back and go to HR to complain instead of having a conversation with you. They handled COVID-19 horribly, at the end of the day, they only care about the billable hours and not your mental well-being during a global pandemic. Turn over is high! Cons: No work/life balance, management, attorneys, billable hours, work hours"
Legal Secretary (Former Employee) says"They presented themselves as something they were not. They paid well but let me go without giving me time to fix what they said was the problem all because they wanted someone else in my position."
Legal Assistant (Former Employee) says"Management allows others to determine the follow of the office so most of the staff is unhappy. One of the attorney's does not treat the staff well. The others are very nice."
Legal Assistant (Former Employee) says"I enjoyed working at Hall Booth Smith. Everyone there was very nice and helpful. The hardest part of the job was lack of communication between myself and the attorneys. Cons: length of employment"