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Nice team to work with

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Business Services in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Business Services in London, England (UK)

I have been working at Simmons & Simmons

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

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

Cons

To much change is frustrating.

Advice to Management

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  1. 4 week internship across 2 departments

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Intern
    Former Employee - Summer Intern

    I worked at Simmons & Simmons

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly staff. Their internship was extremely well-organised and we were given decent work by supervisors. They also organised a lot of interim seminars, departmental tours and workshops to introduce us to the firm and to break up our individual work schedules. Work hours of the senior staff their seemed decent as well.

    Cons

    Their strategy appears to be a heavy shift in focus on corporate, M&A work - at least, that was what Mark Dawkins stated when he addressed the interns. Whether this might lead to other departments being moved to the sidelines may be a problem for some not so intent on becoming corporate lawyers.

    Advice to Management

    A little more honesty with potential employees would be nice, even if internal propaganda is inevitable.


  2. Sad decline in ill-concieved pursuit of short term gain

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

    I worked at Simmons & Simmons

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice office, nice canteen, nice art

    Cons

    Short term focus, divided partnership, no real corporate strength

    Advice to Management

    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?)


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