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Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP Reviews
"Critical advice to anyone applying to the tax position---get an offer before giving them sensitive information" - Anonymous Write an Anonymous Review
- Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020
Advice to law firm management: Be ethical, be transparent.
Cons: At the end of a 3-hour interview with six partners, I was asked how soon I could start (with pressure to start ASAP) and they told me the salary range. I clearly stated that I did not have my own business. Then, I was asked to provide references, consent to a background check and complete a due diligence questionnaire disclosing sensitive information (billable hours, cash realization for several years). After that, the managing partner told me we should have a call to discuss compensation and then I could met additional people. We had the call and then he never called me back. Why? Today, I learned that it was because my numbers did not show portable business. Like a reasonable person, I thought I had an offer when I provided the information. No, they were just poking around. According to the managing partner, that is a common thing to do. No, it is not. The common and ethical thing to do is to make an offer contingent upon completion of a full background check. PLEASE---don't make the mistake I made. Don't give them any information until they tell you there is an offer. You should not be required to give a strange firm information you wouldn't give to peers at your current firm for absolutely no reason. PS--I selected "former employee" below because there is no box for applicant or prospective employee. As I have clearly stated, I was not an employee. There should be a way to review a company whose application process is dysfunctional. It tells you a lot about what you are getting into.
Partners to Avoid and Why: The management because they are misleading in the hiring process.
Advice to law firm management: Show some integrity and be transparent (or at least don't be misleading) in your hiring process. Otherwise, you are wasting the applicant's time, invading their privacy and potentially jeopardizing their current employment.
Pros: Not sure.
Cons: Before the COVID-19 pandemic, I applied to the tax position that is currently posted. I was interviewed by six partners, including the managing partner. At the conclusion of the interview, they asked me if I was interested in moving forward and how soon I could start. Moving forward meant I had to complete a due diligence questionnaire (disclosing my billable hours, billing rate, cash realization history, among other information), consent to a background check, provide 3 professional references. None of these things were problems for me. After I passed their checks, I spoke with the managing partner about compensation. At that point, he said he did not think that they had enough work to justify the position. This was before the lockdown in NYC or PA. I was confused---what was the point of a three-hour interview and an intrusive review? After the pandemic started, the managing partner would not give me a straight answer about whether they were moving forward with me. Only in July was I told that essentially they are looking for someone with a book of business to fully cover their compensation (which they think could be as low as $170K). That's not me (yet) and they knew that from the beginning. To think I almost gave my current employer notice! PS--I selected "former employee" because it was between that or "current employee." As I stated, I was never an employee, but rather an applicant to the tax attorney position.
Partners to Avoid and Why: At least the six I met with!
Advice to law firm management: The technology needs to be updated as to be appropriate for the current era and the elevators need to be upgraded.
Pros: I've been working here for a lot of years now and the work environment is excellent, the compensation is fantastic, and there are great benefits and raises. There is also an opportunity to move upward in position.
Cons: While not an ordinary complaint, the elevators are somewhat slow. The environment can get noisy at times. While some of the equipment is outdated, it still functions efficiently.