Stevens & Lee

Stevens & Lee - Reviews

3 Star Rating     3 reviews 
Main Office:

111 North 6th Street | Reading | PA | 19601

Phone: 610-478-2000 | Fax: 610-376-5610

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Stevens & Lee Reviews

"Management Becoming Toxic"   - Anonymous      Write an Anonymous Review

- Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Advice to law firm management: add a way to anonymously submit concerns. Focus less on shareholders and more on cultivating younger talent, and instilling loyalty in attorneys and staff who get things done. Be flexible and recognize effort to retain talent.

Pros: The benefits are great, people are (mostly) nice, and the attorneys are very good at what they do. Pay is a little lower than industry average for associates and staff, but annual bonuses help compensate for it. Flexibility to work from multiple office branches, and it’s possible to become a shareholder before 45.

Cons: Management has gone through some big changes since fall 2019, and new practices make it clear they no longer value the safety or loyalty of support staff over firm profits. There is no anonymous way to file a grievance or complaint, without going through management. Some people have clearly been hired to check off c-suite diversity boxes despite growing evidence of their inability to adequately and legally perform their responsibilities.

Partners to Avoid and Why: Head of HR does not keep anything confidential that you tell them except who has Covid19, and has it out for legal assistants, even though the firm can’t hire them quickly enough to replace the ones who quit. Don’t bother reporting sexist or offensive language - nothing will be done and you’ll have a target on you afterwards. A few people have bad tempers, but stay polite and don’t take anything personally and you’ll probably be fine.

Favorite Things About this Firm: Hershey Park Picnic, 401(k) vests after 3 years. Some people have GREAT senses of humor and interesting work backgrounds. People are open about benefits, pay, bonuses, succession planning, office politics, etc.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2020

Job type: Full time
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"Friendly Staff But Work Can Be Tedious"   - Anonymous      Write an Anonymous Review

- Reviewed on Dec 18, 2017

Advice to law firm management: There needs to be more room for advancements and this firm should also take on more diverse cases as well. On top of that I'd like to see this firm take on more cases in general to keep everyone busy.

Pros: The staff (especially the secretary's) are very friendly and I have found everyone to be helpful in all regard's. I also found the health benefits to be excellent as well.

Cons: The work can be quite dull and the office can be quite slow at times as well. I also felt as though there was not any room for advancements as well.

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"A firm where you'll be put to work from the moment you sign on that dotted line "   - Anonymous      Write an Anonymous Review

- Reviewed on Jul 21, 2017

Advice to law firm management: This is a firm where your mileage may vary. You might have a great experience here, if you are willing to put in the work. Rest assured that you won't last long, though, if you aren't willing to get the ball rolling from day one.

Pros: There are a lot of different practice areas here, so you may get experience in a number of different areas of the law. Salaries at this firm are fairly competitive. Associates say they feel their work is appreciated by clients and partners alike.

Cons: There isn't much to say here. This firm has the same problems that every law firm has: turnover of associates due to the high workload. The environment has also been described as highly competitive, even cut throat. This is not for everyone, clearly.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee
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