Harrison Clark - Hard work, initially low pay, but fair management and good prospects | Glassdoor
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"Hard work, initially low pay, but fair management and good prospects"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, England (UK)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, England (UK)
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Positive Outlook

I have been working at Harrison Clark full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Managers are very loyal - once you've earned their respect they will accommodate things like years out and leaving early for things if they possibly can. If you perform well the firm will look after you.
Regular promotions - once you're a solicitor can expect to be associate within 3 years.
Good prospects in that the firm is expanding, so there is scope to reach partner level.
Bonuses are given to whole firm when it does well - e.g. £50 M&S voucher to all staff including support staff one Christmas.
Investor in People status - regular appraisals, performance reviews, etc.
Performance-related bonuses also available, including very occasionally to non fee-earning staff.
Good team to work in, nice atmosphere, friendship and cooperation between departments.
Good exposure - medium size firm, not too big that junior employees get stuck permanently doing rubbish work, yet big enough that there's a variety of work.
Reasonably good pay once you move up from trainee/paralegal level.

Cons

Trainees and paralegals are low paid considering that they are expected to work as long as it takes to get work done.
Trainees and paralegals can be expected to work from around 8.30 until 6.30 on average.
Solicitors are also expected to work until work is done.
Once you become an associate you will have more chance of being able to leave work at a reasonable time (unless you're in the corporate department!) however you are expected to have a work blackberry and therefore don't really escape work.
If your performance isn't satisfactory you will be rooted out, sometimes ruthlessly!

Advice to Management

n/a - firm is very well run.

Other Employee Reviews for Harrison Clark

  1. "Support Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harrison Clark full-time

    Pros

    Company benefits such as subsidised gym membership, paid bank holidays, life insurance etc.

    Cons

    Poor management. No team work at all. Treats support staff like slaves and expect them to do work beyond their job description and what they're paid for. Unfair career progression

    Advice to Management

    Review head of departments and solicitors. Sometimes it's mostly the secretaries that do their work for them.


  2. "Support staff"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cheltenham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cheltenham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work, no days the same

    Cons

    Support staff treated unfairly. Work incredibly long hours for very little pay. Hierarchy within the firm unhealthy. No progression unless going down training contract route.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all people with respect no matter the pay grade. This isn't 'Devil's Wear Prada', expecting staff to pick up dry cleaning and print out holiday snaps is not part of their job description

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