Work here for a little bit but be prepared to find a new job when economy gets better.
Pros: they seem really nice at first! i was always kept busy for the most part.
Cons: pay, environment, hours, pay is really not worth all the bs not even close, mcdonalds less stressful.
High turn over, I don't know anyone that works there anymore. Made .001 % of median salary in St. Louis. A paralegal there makes less than a taco bell manager. And about the same as a taco bell employee. (even with B.A. and certificate) Basically, they have big firm bureaucracy, and small firm pay, so no good qualities.
HR guy was ex-army so just kind of yelled at you in front of everybody for no reason, and during meetings used the word a-holes, (the actual word, uncensored) and some phrase about getting your a-holes all tightened and just created a really crude male oriented workplace to make females uncomfortable.
Worked over 40 hours a week and was salaried even though not exempt employee still did not get overtime pay, So pay really came out to less than working at McDonalds, which at least at Mcdonalds you get free lunch. No employees were ever disciplined, so if you ever did anything wrong you were just fired (saw several just fired without any prior notice of correction), Also, you aren't allowed to ask questions as a lawyer, or paralegal. So really you learn nothing and just have to wing it.
Also, and I learned this after, but having Stange Law firm on your resume actually STAINS your resume, it does not help. Other family law firms are like.oh, you worked for them,,,, because Stange has a really bad reputation in the legal community. Also,Stange doesn't train their lawyers, so they can't find a job after either. I did find one because she said she was willing to train me because Stange probably trained me wrong.
I tried hard to think of a place to give them 2 stars at.. I failed.