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McCarthy & Holthus Reviews

Updated Aug 1, 2019

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2.3
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Thomas J. Holthus, Kevin R. McCarthy
51 Ratings
Pros
  • "super casual dress code, yep that's all(in 12 reviews)

  • "The dress code is casual, so getting ready for work in the morning is not a huge hassle(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, poor management, lack of advancement(in 12 reviews)

  • "When asked about the issue, upper management would say(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "It doesn't get worse than this"

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at McCarthy & Holthus full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I like the people I work with. I really enjoy the meetings where we get singled out for "leaving bad reviews online." They even let us use our own PTO when the system goes down and we can't work. The struggle to make it through the long pay period is always alleviated when the owner shares his yachting adventures. Words of encouragement are never scarce around this building with 17 parking spots for 200 employees; one...

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    Cons

    Besides the pay grade? The level of micromanagement is overwhelming. High turnover rate is alarming. Unethical tactics especially when it comes to billing the clients.

    Advice to Management

    Look, we know you aren't willing to pay us more even though the work we do brings in millions. Stop chastising the employees for having our own opinions. You have your dirt bikes, jet, and Mount Everest hiking adventures, and we get free pizza once every 5 months. Employee morale is lacking and it starts from the top down. Realize that you are the reason you lose great employees and potential candidates. We've even encountered...

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    McCarthy & Holthus2019-08-02
  2. "Good temporary job"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McCarthy & Holthus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice place to get your feet wet and gain experience

    Cons

    Is a true foreclosure mill - can be difficult at times to cope with cases

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to attorneys

    McCarthy & Holthus2019-06-25

    McCarthy & Holthus Response

    June 27, 2019Administrator

    We appreciate that you were able to obtain valuable experience at McCarthy & Holthus. We promote an open door policy and hope that all staff are comfortable to discuss any concerns and request help from management and escalate to senior management if they do not have the tools ...

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McCarthy & Holthus part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working there and getting paid

    Cons

    Could be unemployed for ever

    McCarthy & Holthus2019-05-15

    McCarthy & Holthus Response

    June 27, 2019Administrator

    We very much appreciate your positive feedback. We make every effort to make McCarthy & Holthus a great place to work. We want to provide an environment that promotes employee engagement and allows employees to be successful at their jobs.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Abusive Workplace"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McCarthy & Holthus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Casual attire; semi-flexible hours; ability to work remote (with qualifying reasons); TriMet-accessible location (in Portland); generally friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Pay that qualifies as low-income for the area (~$15.00/hr); terrible, unreliable annual raises (few hundred dollars, or ~$0.20/hr); and abusive management. Abuse examples: managers interfere with FMLA protections; managers discriminate based on protected classes; managers and clients threaten, harass, and intimidate employees; supervisors share private medical-related information with people who don’t need to know; employees...

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    Advice to Management

    Read about abuse, especially abusive management practices.

    McCarthy & Holthus2019-06-28
  5. "Experience but not great firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at McCarthy & Holthus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Will obtain quick litigation experience

    Cons

    Not a firm to grow. Won’t receive help from upper management. Doesn’t pay well.

    McCarthy & Holthus2019-05-08

    McCarthy & Holthus Response

    June 27, 2019Administrator

    At McCarthy Holthus, we seek opportunities to help employees advance through the ranks by identifying staff who become subject matter experts, display leadership qualities and are eligible for promotion into higher level positions as opportunities become available. Our preference ...

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "DO NOT WORK HER"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McCarthy & Holthus full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    NO PROS Terrible job

    Cons

    Extremely Low Pay Terrible training Case load is unacceptable for the amount you get paid This company has employees coming in and out like a revolving door!

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more!

    McCarthy & Holthus2019-04-19

    McCarthy & Holthus Response

    May 7, 2019Chief Administrative Officer

    We believe our compensation and benefits package is fair and competitive with other employers in our various locations and specific industry. In addition to base compensation, management looks for opportunities to award spot bonuses to employees who have displayed outstanding performance. ...

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  7. "Ok for entry level"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McCarthy & Holthus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Laid back office culture, good option for first legal job

    Cons

    Low pay, poor management, lack of advancement

    Advice to Management

    Reward your good employees with better pay

    McCarthy & Holthus2019-03-04

    McCarthy & Holthus Response

    March 11, 2019Chief Administrative Officer

    We appreciate and value the feedback you’ve provided. We take all feedback seriously, and we do work hard to promote a comfortable work culture where employees can be successful. We seek opportunities to help employees advance through the ranks by identifying staff who become subject ...

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "overworked & underpaid"

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    Current Employee - Accounting in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at McCarthy & Holthus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lot’s of opportunities to learn different fields of legal/admin work. Flexible schedules. Full benefits. Generous PTO. (some departments) Well functioning leadership and management.

    Cons

    EXTREMELY low salary Poor work facilities Very little chance of upward mobility Animosity between departments Management glosses over misogynistic and foul behavior HR department extremely unhelpful. Management tries to make improvements that are band aids, not actual solutions.

    Advice to Management

    I’ve been with the company for over two years, and while I have had a relatively successful experience at MH there are some serious issues that need correcting. The root of every bad review that has been posted to GD is the pay. The starting rate for many new employees is well beyond the salary for other law firms in the field. This contributes to the high turnover rate that the company is CONSTANTLY dealing with. Many...

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    McCarthy & Holthus2019-01-03

    McCarthy & Holthus Response

    January 7, 2019Chief Administrative Officer

    We very much appreciate your two plus years of dedication in working at McCarthy & Holthus and value your constructive feedback. We are grateful for all of our long term employees and look for every opportunity to make your work and the environment as engaging as possible. We ...

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  9. "Billing analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at McCarthy & Holthus

    Pros

    Flexible hour, you can come in between 6am and 9am and work 8 hours

    Cons

    lack of leadership, no guidance. You learn on the go.

    Advice to Management

    Increase management and leadership

    McCarthy & Holthus2018-11-21

    McCarthy & Holthus Response

    November 26, 2018Chief Operating Officer

    Thank you for your feedback as we like to take every opportunity to focus on areas where we may be able to improve. We have always tried to offer flexible work schedules when they fit into our business needs and help employees maintain a good work/life balance. Our leadership teams ...

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Never seen such disregard for employee morale and wellbeing"

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at McCarthy & Holthus full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Casual dress code. Most coworkers are lovely people. Flexible schedules.

    Cons

    I am constantly reminded how despicable this company is. The CEOS are remarkingly dettached, and it shows in our quarterly meetings. The CEOS really make a point to shove how much money they make in their employees faces. I’m not surprised they have such a low approval rate! The pay is not competitive at all, especially for this location. The management is awful, gossipy, catty, unprofessional, and at times flat out...

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    Advice to Management

    Try actually caring about your employees and paying them a livable wage. And don’t leave a company response saying “we will take this into consideration in an attempt to improve” because you won’t. It’s very clear that this company only cares about it’s partners and upper management. Morale is excruciatingly low, and I hear about how displeased people are in the office almost daily.

    McCarthy & Holthus2018-12-06

    McCarthy & Holthus Response

    December 12, 2018Administrator

    Thank you for taking the time to provide candid feedback. Employee satisfaction, morale, and a nice work environment are vitally important to the company. Based on your feedback, we have work to do to make sure everyone recognizes the sincere efforts relative to those objectives. ...

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