Simmons & Simmons

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Simmons & Simmons Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
13 Reviews
3.3
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Not the company it used to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Simmons & Simmons full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, nice offices, collegiate atmosphere

    Cons

    Business services seen as unimportant, no training or development for them with little chance of internal promotion. HR managers think they're more important than the fee earners. Don't reward loyalty or high performers unless you're a fee earner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its not just about the fee earners, you have support staff that are enabling your lawyers to do a good job, see them as an asset not an expense

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Simmons used to be a great place to work...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Services in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Services in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Simmons & Simmons full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing colleagues who always pull together.
    Pay is on par.

    Cons

    Business services are treated second class.
    All benefit's are aimed at legal staff and not support staff.
    There is no internal honesty, change comes with no warming.
    Business services are often the scapegoat for any sort of failure.
    Rarely are you recognized for the time and effort you put in.
    No bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward business services staff.
    Looking to save money, ask for suggestions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Nice team to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Services in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Services in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Simmons & Simmons

    Pros

    Lots of change which brings with it new opportunities and challenges.

    Cons

    To much change is frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sad decline in ill-concieved pursuit of short term gain

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Simmons & Simmons

    Pros

    Nice office, nice canteen, nice art

    Cons

    Short term focus, divided partnership, no real corporate strength

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    S&S used to be known for its great lawyers, collegiality and progressive approach to work life balance. Clients got a great service, were loyal, and followed market leading specialists. It also had a decent corporate department. Now it is known for its failed tilt at the Magic Circle and the fact that all its stars have long since left. It should have stuck to its roots rather than try to turn itself into a poor man's Clifford Chance (and what's so good about them?)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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