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Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale Reviews

Updated May 16, 2019

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Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale CEO Steven H. Rosenfeld
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7 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work and learn"

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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I started at Havkins as a summer associate. After law school, I returned as a full time attorney. During my two years as an attorney, I was given access to mentors (Partners and Counsel) that taught me how to practice law in New York. Truly. The Partners are always available to discuss the cases, factual patterns, legal theories, etc. I've never been turned away--even to discuss a minor issue. This is necessary, as...

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    Cons

    For an associate with two years experience, I have no cons to mention. However, make sure you are honest with your Partners about your workload and your ability to manage it. If you say nothing, you may be stuck with too much or too little to do. Just be honest with them. They are not looking to crush you with work, but they don't want you twiddling your thumbs either.

    Advice to Management

    Keep mentoring your associates like you did, and some ways continue to do, for me. I have grown as a person and attorney due to HRRV.

    Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale2019-05-11
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Office services"

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    Former Employee - Office Services in Mineola, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale full-time

    Pros

    Absolutely no pros to this place

    Cons

    Stay away from this company they do not know how to run a law firm. High turnover; Rude LI partner who not only talks to you like you’re 5 years old but will also belittle you in front of others. They hire people who do not have a shred of experience.. When you hand your resignation they will increase your workload ten fold LI partner then completely cuts you off and ignores you unless it’s to blame you for HER mistakes....

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    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with the upmost respect then they will have loyalty. Hold actual meetings Hold yourselves accountable as to why the company is doing so badly

    Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale2019-05-16
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Mineola - Non-Equity Ptr"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mineola, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Parking on premises. Good Benefits.

    Cons

    The non-equity ptr. of the LI office cannot be trusted. She is constantly sharing closed door meetings and PARTNER meeting details with support staff and subordinate Associates. This behavior is despicable. She has many negative things to say about the Partner of the LI office but puts on a good act when in the same room with her. She is constantly giving secretaries and paralegals a hard time and making their days difficult...

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    Advice to Management

    Enforce the rules on upper management, partners as well as the staff. Behavior stems from the top and some people are just not meant to be at the top.

    Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale2019-04-17
  4. "Great place to gain experience!"

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    Former Employee - Summer Associate in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly work environment. Great place to gain meaningful experience. Support to help you understand the legal landscape and what is required of a full time attorney.

    Cons

    I don't have any.

    Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale2019-01-27
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Worst firm on the planet. DO NOT WORK HERE AND AVOID AT ALL COSTS."

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in New Hyde Park, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There r none. Your scheduled day will end at 5pm if you dont actually like having a lunch break.

    Cons

    Horrific management/partners. No communication unless your being talked down to or yelled at for something that is out of your control.

    Advice to Management

    The fish rots from the head. Try treating your staff like they arent pieces of crap on the bottom of your shoes and maybe someone will actually care about their work product.

    Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale2019-02-03
  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No micromanagement. Attorneys are able to handle matters independently. Very relaxed environment. Professional yet friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Billing requirements are high (2150) but not strictly enforced

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale2018-11-13
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed dress code and the ability to work remotely.

    Cons

    The salary is at the lowest they can possibly offer. They would rather pay you and entry level salary that would have been appropriate 20 years ago. The files are a mess and two of the partners are micromanaging and overly hostile. The female partner in the New York office plays favoritism to those who stroke her ego and she can be very unprofessional. They make unrealistic expectations but never commend or recognize...

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    Advice to Management

    Start listening to your employees. Don’t tell them that you care about their opinions and call meetings, only to dictate hour requirements and more regulations. Learn to listen to your employees or they will keep quitting.

    Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale2018-08-05
  8. Helpful (11)

    "Now I See how they got 5 star reviews - - they're fake!"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Mineola, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Parking on premises, shopping facilities nearby

    Cons

    The Managing Partner of this office has serious mental issues in regard to management, she's the elephant in the room. No one seems to want to address her issues. She will be the reason this firm goes down...and it will. I could not understand where the great reviews came from. They're fake! One listing all the pros was actually written by the nut case herself. So sad.

    Advice to Management

    Please, please, please stop this animal. There have been some really good people since I've been there and they have all but disappeared because of her. Please do something.

    Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale2018-05-18
  9. Helpful (8)

    "This is torture!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Better than the commute to Manhattan if you live on Long Island

    Cons

    Where do I begin. I am tortured everyday. I, along with other coworkers are sick to our stomachs at seeing the abuse. YES, I SAID ABUSE. Never have I experienced the unprofessionalism and absolute workplace abuse in my life. I've been here over 3 years. I would love to know these people who gave great reviews. My guess is that they were threatened into doing so. That is not far fetched. The Managing Partner of...

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    Advice to Management

    There is good talent here, believe it or not. Get rid of this woman.

    Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale2018-01-08
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Don't just Don't"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale full-time

    Pros

    Good benefit and 401k package.

    Cons

    The moral in the office was very low. Staff members and attorneys were allowed to act unprofessionally without any repercussions. It's an ok place to gain experience but not to stay long term.

    Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale2017-05-25
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