At The Focal Point LLC, 96 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 25 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.29. It was published on Jun 8, 2017. 438 Visitors

What Employees Say

People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
100%
 
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
100%
 
I believe management would lay people off only as a last resort.
100%
 
People are encouraged to balance their work life and their personal life.
100%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
96%
 

What They Do

We asked The Focal Point LLC to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We partner with trial-lawyers to explore and test strategic issues, discover critical insights, and develop powerful trial graphics. Our winning courtroom presentations are designed to have maximum impact on the decision makers in a case, including judges, jurors, and regulators.

About this Company

Website: http://www.thefocalpoint.com/ Industry: Professional Services
US Headquarters: Oakland, California, 94612 US Sites: 4
Major Locations: Dallas, Texas, 75202; New York, New York, 10005; Chicago, Illinois, 60606 US Employees: 26
US Revenues: $7.6 million Worldwide Revenues: $7.6 million
Corporate Structure: Partnership; Private Founded: 1989

Community Service

Perks and Programs

We asked The Focal Point LLC to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Employee participation in success: For each case brought in the door, employees receive a referral bonus. For each new hire, employees who referred the person receives $1,000. If the employee reaches their billable target and other core goals, they can receive up to 15% of their salary.
  • Values beyond the workplace: TFP sets aside time each quarter for team members to volunteer within the community, such as the school libraries, food banks, and other important local causes. We also have a yearly budget dedicated to probono services to a wide variety of projects and cases across the US.
  • Investment in workforce: Work/life balance is a huge part of our cultural DNA. Working from home is part of the norm as well as using flextime after working excessive hours on a case. Similarly, we offer a maximum of 30 days PTO. 75% class reimbursement, online tutorials and exercises, and in-house training are all offered. Among other competitive benefits, TFP also provides a $75 monthly commuter subsidy.
  • Teamwork structure: Teams are an essential framework of our work and we are constantly thinking of how to stay connected with one another. TFP also hosts an annual team-building event for all its employees and management gives out employee recognition award gifts then.
  • Management transparency: TFP has always had an open-door policy. Management shares regular updates at weekly company meetings including revenue and utilization data. In addition to these meetings, employees have an opportunity to ask questions and gain insight at our annual State of the Union. At a minimum, employees have monthly check-ins instead of end of the year performance reviews. This year we also conducted a management feed back survey to understand how employees feel about the work styles of the management team and we now use this information to identify and address opportunities for improving management’s performance as well as staying focused on what is working really well.
  • Customer focus and relationships: Client Service is one of our core values as repeat engagement is the life blood of our business. We seek to partner with our clients - working closely with them every step of the way.
  • Intentionally created community: Evolving from a single office in CA to four separate offices in different US regions, it was important to look for ways to streamline our processes while still remaining in contact with one another, key to our culture. Encouraging video chats and scheduling regular remote office meetings are a result of this objective, as well as finding an online HRIS system and maintaining our Wiki as resources. Our BRAVO program allows for such peer recognition as company-paid lunches together or giving of gift cards.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

3% Average 401(k)/403b company contribution per employee85% Company-paid health coverage for employees
65% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 85% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $2,000 Average Tuition Reimbursement
$4,800 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
Community Service 2

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

24 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 24 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Set days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 9 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
24 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 24 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (100% use it)
  • Telecommute option (80% use it)
  • Onsite Amenities (Regular free lunches, and breakfast treats, constant free drinks (hot and cold) in a wide variety, massages.)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 30 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
30 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take30 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

$2,000 Philanthropic donations in last year 1 LEED certified building(s)
Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Renewable energy program
Yes Recycling program

Diversity

  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
Community Service 3

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
Teambuilding

How to Get Hired

We asked The Focal Point LLC for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

At The Focal Point, we value individual initiative and encourage free thinking and innovation. We welcome individuals who are enthusiastic about building a meaningful career, and have the ability to recognize the serious nature and impact of our work while understanding the importance of collaboration. At the same time, we are looking for someone that tries not to take themselves too seriously, but strives to bring a creative spirit, passion for community service, and a little fun into their work as well. Being able to balance these sides’ makes for a great fit for TFP and the candidate.    

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Be proactive and detail oriented, do research on who we are and what we do. Showcase their individual expertise in their area and be detailed in their qualifications and how it applies to us. Show us their passion for their area of expertise by applying and exemplifying partnership, leadership, and an appreciation of life.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Experienced Jury Consultants and experienced Trial Consultants.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Check out our web site at www.thefocalpoint.com and send us a cover letter and resume.

hiring Outlook

4 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 13% Job Growth
45 Average applicants per opening 223 Total job applicants
1% New hires by employee referrals 2 Recent graduates hired
4% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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