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Melbourne (Australia)
501 to 1000 employees
1890
Company - Private
Legal
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
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HWL Ebsworth Reviews

  • Helpful (8)

    "There are some really good people here. You just have to find them."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at HWL Ebsworth full-time

    Pros

    Fairly relaxed atmosphere and none of the top tier firm snobbery.
    Freedom to work in the manner that you please without too much restraint;
    Work hours are very reasonable, and there is no 'presenteeism"
    The Managing Partner is really inspirational

    Cons

    There is a boys club and it is not spoken about but if you rub them the wrong way then watch out
    Despite promising an organised and supportive way to the top in reality it is every man for himself and you have to protect yourself from attacks within the firm that you may not know about rather than focus on building your practise externally

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the boys club, particularly the aggressive stealing of other people's clients when they are partners. There should be supervision of who is the relationship and responsible partner by someone other than those who merely assert it.
    There should be some quality control on who makes partner. The current system, where partners are ranked by their client base, doesn't account for those who are really bad lawyers and just exposing the firm to future problems. The system of allowing partners to select those that answer questions about their performance is completely biased. There should be some standard of excellence that partners have to achieve, much like the Bar aspires too, rather than letting those that earn the most money become partner. Also, partners should be trained in personnel management and how to establish good relationships with clients.

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HWL Ebsworth Interviews

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    Associate Interview

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at HWL Ebsworth in January 2010.

    Interview

    Well conducted, genuine interview that let me know what to expect. Took the expected length of time to complete the process. Met all of the relevant stakeholders and got a good feel the position and how I fit within the organisation.

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