Simmons & Simmons

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Sad decline in ill-concieved pursuit of short term gain

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Nice office, nice canteen, nice art

Cons

Short term focus, divided partnership, no real corporate strength

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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

Other reviews for Simmons & Simmons

  1.  

    Beginning to realise its potential

    • 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)

    Pros

    Top end client base in the asset management divisions built on the successful hedge fund practice, but over the last 2 years has built an unprecedented client base across different asset management clients. A very good banking and insurance client base rivalling the magic circle. A level of quality, reassurance and integrity respecxted by those that come in contact with the firm. Market profile is bigger than revenues suggest, a collecgiate culture that fosters a friendly environment and good work life balance. Leadership and business development plans now coming to fruition.Based on a meritocracy - if you do a job well, you get recognised.

    Cons

    Can be siloed (there again what law firm isn't), can think about own department too much and not what is right for everyone. Can over plan and not think about implementation and delivery, can have the wrong people doing the wrong job..too many people in HR

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good employer

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

    Pros

    free environment and good people

    Cons

    not competative salary and unclear career path

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