Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen, PC
Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen, PC

Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen, PC - Reviews

3 Star Rating     2 reviews

Main Office:

699 Walnut Street, Suite 1600 | Des Moines | IA | 50309

Phone: 515-244-2600 | Fax: 515-246-4550

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Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen, PC Reviews

"Legal Assistant"   - Anonymous      Write an Anonymous Review

- Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Advice to law firm management: Better communication about what is expected of you. More training/planning meetings with each attorney who is going to be utilizing the assistant's help. More information on what is firm wide expectations and what is individual attorney expectations. Although hired as a legal assistant, was in an administrative assistant role, was never sure which role I was supposed to be filling. It seemed to depend on the attorney.

Pros: Well establish firm with a good reputation. Not to small, but big enough to have attorney's in many areas of the law.

Cons: You are put out there to work with no guidance, it is like they think you should already know everything and be able to read their minds. I think a lot of this was because I had attorneys who only had one other assistant in their career and they did not know how to share their needs and desires because their former assistant had been with them so long.

Partners to Avoid and Why: Maybe not avoid but be aware of the fact that some of the attorneys here do have "control" and "power" issues.

Favorite Things About this Firm: Other Legal Assistant's were helpful, although not always informed. IT department was very helpful.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2020

Job type: Full time

Length of Employment: 1-2 years
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"Very Good Pay"   - Anonymous      Write an Anonymous Review

- Reviewed on Jul 28, 2017

Advice to law firm management: The leadership team needs to do something to make the environment less competitive. The current situation is causing a morale crisis that will likely get worse.

Pros: Both the pay and benefits here are top notch; above market average. It's also nice to be able to work from home on occasion.

Cons: There is very little support from leadership here, and the environment is incredibly competitive. There is very high pressure to perform, and it's not uncommon to see associates thrown under the bus by coworkers.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee
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