Stroock Reviews

Updated 6 Nov 2020

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2.9
32%
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Stroock Co-Managing Partner Stuart H. Coleman (no image)
Stuart H. Coleman
12 Ratings
  1. "Okay firm"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Docketing Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stroock full-time

    Pros

    Stroock has decent pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    You will get hired for one job and then they will assign other duties.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Just a Numbers Game"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Court Clerk in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stroock full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice work/life balance and warm team members along with support staff

    Cons

    Attorneys treated you like walking on eggshells and no room to advance. Brought in team of financial advisors to look at people like we’re just a bunch of numbers

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Caste System Management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Stroock full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nice views, but that's soon to be gone.

    Cons

    Secretaries seems to be at the bottom of the caste system. Everyone is very unfriendly here. No one says hello. The first year attorneys think they're hot shot, the associates think they're better than everybody and the partners think they're above every one else. People (especially those at the very top) would just walk right pass you without acknowledging you. It really sucks to be working here.

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  4. "Attorney"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stroock full-time

    Pros

    Excellent feedback and work experience, trusted with responsibility and client contact

    Cons

    As with the legal profession generally, hours can be extremely demanding

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Stroock resorts to outsourcing its service departments"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in New York, NY

    I worked at Stroock for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The firm is up to date on the latest technologies and you can gain hands on experience (if you probe the right people).

    Cons

    Stroock recently decided to outsource their User Support and Word Processing departments to an MSP to recoup the money it lost during the mass exodus of attorneys headed by former head honcho Stewart Coleman.

  6. "Solid Firm, Pros and Cons"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Stroock full-time

    Pros

    Great people, and opportunity to work on sophisticated transactions

    Cons

    Lower pay, limited opportunities for advancement, lack of transparency

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Little transparency, needs to modernize management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stroock full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly staff and junior attorneys

    Cons

    Upper management is old-school. Bonus is not guaranteed even if you meet hours. Lack of communication on assignments from many senior level attorneys. Lack of work, and lack of quality work for junior attorneys to gain useful experience.

  8. "Yes"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Stroock full-time

    Pros

    Experience, with document review and hard working

    Cons

    I don’t have any cons

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Money is not worth your sanity"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stroock full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Miami office staff is amazing; office managers great.

    Cons

    If you are looking to work at this firm do not apply for a position with one of the female partners. Horrible working environment.

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  10. Helpful (10)

    "Staff Beware..."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Paralegal in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stroock for less than a year

    Pros

    You will meet smart people, as in most other Big Law situations. The contacts I made there were helpful in supporting me when I was trying to find other employment after what Stroock did to me...which leads me to the cons section.

    Cons

    Support staff beware. They recruited me out of a good situation with what was a better offer. They promised me longevity and job stability (that was one of my number 1 priorities). Less than year later, they let me go for lack of billable hours (and gave me a laughable severance package) even though everyone in the legal world knows that summertime is the slowest season. Not only that, they never even consulted the attorneys or my supervisor on whether they needed me (which they did; everyone was "shocked"). And now, less than a year after that they're recruiting for the same position. Poor treatment of support staff and bad morale. People who have been there a long time complain that Stroock is not what it used to be.

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