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Manning & Kass Ellrod Rameriz Trester CEO Steven D Manning
Steven D Manning
15 Ratings
  1. "meh"

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    Former Employee - Accounting in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Manning & Kass Ellrod Rameriz Trester full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are pleasant for the most part.

    Cons

    Horrible management. They'll overwork the knowledgeable and let the lazy skimp by. They act like they listen to your concerns but in reality will only shine you on, keep overworking and taking all they can from you until they exhaust you. No wonder they have a high turn over rate.

    Advice to Management

    Get a better grip on your principles, practices and staff.

    Manning & Kass Ellrod Rameriz Trester2019-04-08
  2. "Good people and good pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manning & Kass Ellrod Rameriz Trester full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Everyone at all levels are easy to get along with. You generally work in a team atmosphere. Good pay too!

    Cons

    Billable hour requirement was highest of any firm I’ve worked and lots of time gets written off. Did not offer much in terms of career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Better technology tools for staff to utilize to create more efficiency.

    Manning & Kass Ellrod Rameriz Trester2018-12-12
  3. Helpful (5)

    "You Get What You Give"

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    Current Employee - Mid Level Associate Attorney in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manning & Kass Ellrod Rameriz Trester full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Partners are by far the most gracious, helpful, and approachable partners I have ever worked with. They are quick to discuss solutions rather than allocate blame. They truly want to do what they can to make sure everyone is successful because ultimately that’s how the firm is going to be successful. Billing requirements are “high” but you get a bonus just for meeting your goal, so in that sense the billable requirement...

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    Cons

    No direct deposit, but the real reason for this is that the partners like to come around to each office and personally hand out the paycheck(s) and give you some encouragement in an area of practice they feel you are excelling in. So while it’s not all that convenient to have to spend 30 extra seconds taking a photo of your check to deposit it, the benefit of making employees feel appreciated is worth it in my opinions...

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    Advice to Management

    (1) Explain in some depth the various resources and assets that are available to associates and staff to use in performing their jobs. Three years came and went and one of the administrative assistants had no knowledge of the firm’s media center for example. This seems unnecessary. (2) If you expect associates to transition from solely being zealous attorney’s to become marketing specialists as a prerequisite on their...

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    Manning & Kass Ellrod Rameriz Trester2018-10-03
  4. "Attorney"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Manning & Kass Ellrod Rameriz Trester full-time

      Pros

      Generally good attorneys. Experience largely dependent on the team you work with, which can be a plus or a minus.

      Cons

      Rough hours and poor support resources.

      Manning & Kass Ellrod Rameriz Trester2018-09-28
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great Place to Practice Law"

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      Current Employee - Senior Attorney in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Manning & Kass Ellrod Rameriz Trester full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      For a mid to large sized law firm, the culture here cannot be beat. The senior partners are accessible and supportive of their attorneys. Likewise, your colleagues are easy to work with and genuinely happy and nice people. The firm supports your personal and professional endeavors and takes interest in the well being of everyone.

      Cons

      None (unless you don't want to work DTLA).

      Manning & Kass Ellrod Rameriz Trester2018-08-15
    • "Career Opportunities"

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      Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Manning & Kass Ellrod Rameriz Trester full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      I have been given career opportunities I have never received at other firms. I have been able to help land clients, try cases, and I have lots of client contact. Great work environment, with good people that seem to care about our development.

      Cons

      None other than general complaints about insurance defense.

      Manning & Kass Ellrod Rameriz Trester2018-08-16
    • Helpful (1)

      "Associate"

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

      I worked at Manning & Kass Ellrod Rameriz Trester full-time

      Pros

      There are some nice people. Wide array of practice areas.

      Cons

      Below market compensation. Obscenely high billable hour requirement. Competition among partners bleeds down through the ranks. Lack of respect toward associates and staff. Poor marketing opportunities. I am now a partner with a far better firm - better resources, more respect, more support. So glad I left MKERT.

      Advice to Management

      You won't take it anyway so why bother.

      Manning & Kass Ellrod Rameriz Trester2018-08-24
    • "Paralegal"

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      Current Employee - Paralegal in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Manning & Kass Ellrod Rameriz Trester full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great co-workers; good benefits; great location; I am always busy

      Cons

      Bonus based upon longevity instead of contribution and quality

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the good work. Think about revising the bonus structure

      Manning & Kass Ellrod Rameriz Trester2018-07-05
    • "Legal assistant"

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      Current Employee - Legal Assistant 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Manning & Kass Ellrod Rameriz Trester full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Most of the attorneys are super nice

      Cons

      Office is one of the branches and a bit distant from the HR department

      Manning & Kass Ellrod Rameriz Trester2018-05-30
    • Helpful (2)

      "Chaos in SF: Understaffed and disorganized"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Manning & Kass Ellrod Rameriz Trester full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The SF office is in a great location.

      Cons

      The firm HQ is in southern CA; the San Francisco office is treated like an afterthought. There are more partners than associates in the SF office. Turf wars between attorneys are common and support staff is caught in the middle. Attorneys treat staff inappropriately - raised voices, insults and humiliation in front of others are almost daily occurrences. No direct deposit, lousy benefits, and a laissez faire attitude...

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      Advice to Management

      Give some attention to the SF office to get your house in order. The nonshare partners are wasting time and money while the support staff tries to keep up, the managing partner remains oblivious. Abusive, degrading behavior by attorneys towards staff is permitted, despite a long history of staff complaints.

      Manning & Kass Ellrod Rameriz Trester2018-05-07
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