Csm Legal Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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CMS is an international law firm that offers legal and tax advisory services. It provides companies and organisations with advice on a full range of legal issues. CMS consists of 17 independent law firms with more than 70 offices worldwide.


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Litigation Legal Assistant (Former Employee) says

"poor work culture, long hours, seven days a week. Worked 100 plus hours per week. No regard for individual growth or development. Cons: no growth development, 18 hour days, 7 days a week"

Manager of Conference Center & Concierge Services (Current Employee) says

"The company does not care about the administrative staff. Only the lawyers. The partners of the firm treat the administrative staff as if they are slaves. You are constantly on call at work even if you are at home on the weekends or on holiday"

Paralegal/Legal Assistant (Former Employee) says

"Want to work at a job, where there is no regard for health and well being...Work here. As a paralegal, I have had to work weeks on end, in excess of 100 hours per week. No time to sleep, let alone anything else. It is criminal to allow people to put in these kind of hours. Something needs to change."

Lead Operator (Former Employee) says

"Ok place to grow and work. Ok opportunities. Cons: Poor human resources dept"

Night Secretary (Former Employee) says

"You will learn how to run around and rush 7 hours a day. Ability to work under pressure with top skills will serve you well."

Word Processing Specialist (Former Employee) says

"Worked in small satellites -- workflow can be very busy and deadlines must be met. Actually every day was a learning curve. Cons: Environment can be unhealthy"

Problem Manager (Current Employee) says

"I’m the Problem Manager for Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, responsible for managing projects and problems that range from"

IT Network Manager (Former Employee) says

"If you made your case for expenditures, the firm management gives wide budget to help get the project done. Most of the staff treats each other with respect and encouragement. As an IT Tech manager, non-attorney, I found the law form culture bizarre to say the least. My IT Manager made several promises to me that he did not keep, regarding my compensation and rewards for massive overtime. When I approached partners about this, they turned a blind eye , even though they had been previously supportive. In the end, the firm does not have your back. Cons: Extreme amounts of unpaid overtime. Pay is poor unless you are a good negotiator"

IT Intern (Former Employee) says

"This is a good place for job security with the typical office layout, but you are not guaranteed to be working with cutting edge technology here. Not something I would recommend for a fresh graduate. Cons: Not enough opportunity to learn"

Paralegal (Former Employee) says

"This was a difficult job, 90 hours weeks sometimes. But I met lifelong friends there and people I will never forget. I still keep in touvh with a few of them."

Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) says

"Very busy place, beautiful atmosphere. Cons: big office"

Legal Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) says

"While Cravath was a fine place to work, this position is quite frankly a little boring and not stimulating at all. On a day to day basis, the attorneys that I was working under had little or no work for me to do, which lead to be being on my own and being on the computer a lot. The others who had had my position for years, sometimes decades, were in the exact same boat, and had virtually nothing to do on a day to day basis. There is no upward mobility at all. However, the culture is very friendly and professional, and I have nothing bad to say about the management, the company, or the coworkers, just the position itself is inherently flawed. Cons: Unpaid lunches, lack of overtime opportunities, mundane"

Litigation Case Manager (Former Employee) says

"Very Corporate environment. No recognition for hard work."

Desktop Support Engineer/Technical Support (Former Employee) says

"A very fast past environment where jobs are done on a timely manner. The workplace culture was mixed and there were occasional free lunches and employee were recognized for hard work Cons: Short breaks"

Client Services Coordinator (Current Employee) says

"Cravath has exceptional benefits. It's what sets it a part from other firms. For the most part, the staff is great to work with and the legal staff very competent."

Associate Secretary (Former Employee) says

"Very corporate place to work. The benefits are outstanding. There is no room for advancement but the benefits make up for it. There is a review every year."

Current Employee - Consultant says

"I have been working at CSM Corporation full-time for more than a year Cons: It starts from the top. You can't take anything away from the owner on the success he's achieved. However his success doesn't make him easy to work with. Anyone who reports to him directly pretty much treats him like a landmine you better not step on. The long haulers have figured out how to deflect his wrath usually to some unsuspecting individual. Eventually the newcomers catch on and know it's just a matter of time before being thrown under the bus and bail. There really seems to be a complete lack of direction at the moment as well. This may be understandable in some ways, but perplexing in others. Inquire about turnover in any area you are looking to go into. Management will hold endless meetings to discuss issues and then do absolutely noting about them."

Former Employee - Vice President Operations says

"I worked at CSM Corporation full-time for more than 5 years Cons: Poor leadership under the new president. The culture has become one of greed. Profits are definitely more important than people. The company seems to have lost its soul and no longer values what made the organization great many years ago."

Former Employee - Front Office Manager says

"I worked at CSM Corporation full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Not sure where to start... -The corporate office is an absolute mess with what felt like constant turnover -The company has seen an entire senior leadership staff turn over in less than a year -The owner/CEO is way too involved in the business and is very temperamental -There is not much regard for employee retention and no employee recognition -Portfolio is average with few plans for future growth -Company does little to help its staff continue professional development -As a whole, the company is not innovative or cutting-edge -Company culture is toxic"

Former Employee - General Manager says

"I worked at CSM Corporation full-time for more than 10 years Cons: The company has lost its direction. Was one of the best companies, but now totally dysfunctional. New President is driving everyone out. The company is in a tailspin. They used to care about the associates, but they are now a disposable commodity. Stay away!!!!"

Former Employee - Accountant says

"I worked at CSM Corporation full-time for more than 5 years Cons: Work day can be determined by the CEO's attitude for the day. If he is well, the day is well. If he is unhappy\agitated and has a need or want for a report, managers place that burden on employee's. Expect fire drills."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at CSM Corporation full-time Cons: The worst corporate environment I have ever encountered. Unnecessary "emergencies" are created due to unclear expectations and poor planning. Also, lack of integrity amongst management. They are quick to throw someone else under the bus rather than admit to their part in the issue. It takes a real leader to admit they made a mistake and to learn from the experience."


"I worked at CSM Corporation Cons: The owner and his senior management team are the source of the toxic culture in this company and it trickles down throughout the org chart. Employees fear for their jobs and livelihood on a daily basis. There is a revolving door for senior to middle management and this alone should be a red flag for any candidate seeking employment at this company. They owner takes great offense to negative feedback and hides behind a shield of attorneys, consultants and numerous lawsuits. Caution: take any positive reviews of this company lightly, it is a known fact that the owner and senior managers have "encouraged" active employees to write positive reviews on glassdoor."


"I worked at CSM Corporation Cons: While the HR management is great at managing up, there has been a clear decline in culture, trust, team work and dynamic within the HR department. There is little to no room for growth and development - and there is a clear disconnect between the HR management and their employees. HR management does not see the best in their employees. They preach company values but they do not practice what they preach."

Current Employee - Manager says

"I have been working at CSM Corporation full-time for more than 5 years Cons: I have been a manager in a hotel with this company for over 5 years and am very concerned about the culture of our company, mostly because of the HR leadership that changed last year. The entire team has left and no one seems to care, but for us in the field it make us worry about what or who is next. there has been a very negative impact and we have lost HR people who actually knew hotels and cared about us"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at CSM Corporation full-time Cons: A very high stressed workplace, very reactive, not proactive. High leadership turnover over the last few years. The HR department has turned over the most, over the last year with 9 employees leaving out of a department of 11."