Eversheds Reviews

Updated June 24, 2014
Updated June 24, 2014
8 Reviews

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    Eversheds LLP

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    Former Employee - Facilities Manager  in  Manchester City Centre, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Facilities Manager in Manchester City Centre, England (UK)

    I worked at Eversheds full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Eversheds was one of the best companies I've ever worked for. I saw it from it's early years of a single office law firm and quickly grow into a national and international law firm, the Partners were a joy to work with and the general staff made and gave the place a genuine enthusiastic atmosphere. I learned most of my skillset whilst employed with the firm and although the hours were long I thrived on the challenges each day brought

    Cons

    There have been huge changes in the legal worls and it's difficult for any firm to remain competative, as a result redundancies have happened over the years and although necessary in times of hardship, they do send out a negative message which some companies struggle to come back from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Health & Safety and Training in-house as much as possible. Companies are easily duped by so called H&S professionals offering training and advice when this can easily be performed in-house by training the right staff to the necessafry level. A lesson I learned the hard way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A caring company

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    Current Employee - Document Production  in  Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Document Production in Leeds, England (UK)

    I have been working at Eversheds full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people I work with are amazing. I look forward to coming in everyday because of them.

    Cons

    Tight deadlines are always tricky. That's probably the toughest aspect of the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think there just needs to be a bit more consistency with training requirements.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    I love working at Eversheds

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    Former Employee - Credit Controller  in  Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Credit Controller in Leeds, England (UK)

    I worked at Eversheds full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people are friendly. The company encourages progression. The pay is good.

    Cons

    Very busy environment. Challenging when dealing with fee earners. I worked in finance which was a challenge in its self.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Longest employer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eversheds full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Enjoyed working here for 10 years

    Cons

    Horrible manager, snooty, looked down nose

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Eversheds for non-lawyers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Eversheds full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Can't think of any pros for non-legal professionals. Don't bother working for this firm if you are not a lawyer. Can't comment on the situation for lawyers.

    Cons

    - However great you are as a professional in your chosen field: Finance, HR, IT, Marketing etc, your work will not be significant or noticeable if you aren't a lawyer because nobody cares
    - Everyone has serious issues with attitude and overinflated egos and that starts very much as soon as you walk through the door. Just take a look at the reception staff in the London office. It's almost like they were trained to recognise partners from non-partners and if you aren't a partner, you won't get a smile or a hello in the morning. Partners of the firm, take a note. That's not a great reflection on your firm for prospective clients.
    - Senior management in areas outside of legal practice groups have overinflated titles and egos to match too, which means you need to be careful when you apply for a role because when you get there, you role is highly unlikely to meet your expectations
    - Low level of competence among non-legal staff
    - Lack of strategic focus in all non-legal areas
    - Organisation isn't large but very resistant to change and extremely bureaucratic
    - Overall a nasty culture that doesn't respect any professionals outside of law. Avoid like a plague

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - serious changes are needed to the organisational culture
    - revisit the way shared services organisation (HR, Marketing, Facilities etc) is designed and managed; the firm is very top heavy
    - force reception staff to smile; they are after all there to give the very first impressions to your customers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Committed to innovation, open to ideas

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eversheds full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good leadership, open communication, no hierachy barriers. Great lawyers and international scope. A-class list of clients

    Cons

    If you want somewhere in a traditional law firm environment - this isn't the place. Commercial acumen goes hand in hand with legal knowledge. This is a firm that is always striving to improve and do things better than before, be prepared to up your game.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Good place to work and for career

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    Current Employee - Counsel
    Current Employee - Counsel

    I have been working at Eversheds

    Pros

    pay is good for a UK firm

    Cons

    limited opportunities for advancement in firm

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fine

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eversheds

    Pros

    When I first started the people were nice. Lots of restructuring meant that the team was radically changed and the close knit feeling was gone.

    Cons

    I was sent on secondment for the last year I worked there. They got rid of my group and if I hadn't quit I would have been laid off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My friends who remain say that it is a very different place to work now, and not in a good way.

    No opinion of CEO

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