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Eversheds Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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Eversheds Chief Executive Bryan G. Hughes
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  • Very long hours for which you are not properly compensated and failure to understand that holidays/annual leaves should not be a time for work (in 4 reviews)

  • Low level of competence among non-legal staff (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "HR overhaul is needed at the top"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - User Support Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - User Support Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eversheds full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to support and family friendly environment. Benefits are a plus and compensation is top notch. Your able to definitely earn a decent salary there.

    Cons

    Secretaries need some training on work ethics. Management needs an overhaul and training on communication. Houston office needs an complete overhaul of management.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the good ole boy managing path and hire some management that doesn't manage by fear tactics


  2. "Overall its been a blast thanks to my team mates who get you through and make it a good working enviroment"

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

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

    Pros

    26 days holiday
    Free parking under bridgewater place evenings and weekends close to Leeds city centre
    Healthcare
    Salary is okay but could be better

    Cons

    Salary could be better
    The bonus used to be much better a few years back now days they say that there not enough money in the bonus pot to reward even long service employees

    Advice to Management

    People down at the bottom who do all the work deserve and appriciate a bit of reward and recognition from time to time thanks

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Bullying Culture"

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Eversheds full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Extra annual leave can be bought and private health care is good. Free coffee and tea is supplied though Valium would be more beneficial

    Cons

    Everyone is bullied to some degree. Fee earners treat secretaries like brain dead creatures and initiative is banned. No room for progress - office managers make sure of this. Pay and bonuses are kept low via their PDR system which is a way of demoralising staff.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the office managers. They are not respected and are often a joke


  4. "Company review of Eversheds Sutherland"

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    Current Employee - Associate Solicitor in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Associate Solicitor in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Eversheds full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Collegiate atmosphere, active social culture, welcomes diversity and provides excellent personal and professional development initiatives

    Cons

    Not the top payers in the market, need a larger work space environment, could work on top down communications, especially in answering queries from staff

    Advice to Management

    Could work on top down communications, especially in answering queries from staff and try to ensure that seconded staff are kept informed so they don't feel out of the loop.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "AVOID - Demoralising Atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eversheds full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Bearable annual leave, they pay you regularly & home time. Nothing else springs to mind.

    Cons

    This company has a culture of blame & bullying. Some fee earners attitude to the support staff is appalling, more Scrooge & Bob Cratchit than a 21st century international law firm.

    The annual PDR system is just an excuse to undervalue & demoralise staff.

    Complaints made to HR are not dealt with effectively and more often than not result in the complainant leaving.

    The distribution of work is erratic as some teams are very busy and others don't have enough to do.

    Advice to Management

    Retrain your office managers. They are not professional and nothing discussed with them is confidential & will likely become "office gossip". HR needs a good shake up too.


  6. "Good pay and bonus"

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    Current Employee - Global Entity Coordinator in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Global Entity Coordinator in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eversheds full-time

    Pros

    Highest pay rises in the market as well as very good bonuses

    Cons

    No real opportunities to work from home and there is quite a "micro management" culture.


  7. "Good opportunities to grow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good team environment to work within, where room is given to grow.

    Cons

    For myself I didn't have a local team, so therefore communication with other team members was difficult.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for management based on my experiences at Eversheds Sutherland.

  8. "A great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Solicitor in Manchester City Centre, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Solicitor in Manchester City Centre, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some excellent colleagues, & great minds to learn from. Great experience during training contract & plenty of social activities to help build internal network.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work long hours some days, & to work for some demanding partners, as with any top tier firm.

    Advice to Management

    HR policies need work


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly place to work"

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    Current Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone here is lovely, and when I first started, they all made me feel so welcome. There is always lots to do, and I never have to think of what I am going to do next.

    Would definitely recommend working here.

    Cons

    As it is out of the 'magic circle' the pay isn't all too great. Sometimes things also go unrecognised, and some of the management talk down to you.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that people get paid what they deserve, and get recognised for a job well done.


  10. "Colleagues and benefits make it worth staying"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eversheds full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Definite pros are the lovely people and atmosphere in the office. Everyone from support staff to partners are friendly and stop for a chat. Health insurance is good, sick pay is good, colleagues are supportive and nice.

    Cons

    Pay is on the low side, and there is no room for advancement for support staff, not much available in the way of training. Doing over and above your role is expected generally without any recognition or recompense. Annual bonus is not guaranteed and its a bit of a mystery as to how it is worked out - doesn't seem to correlate to annual reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Create better training and advancement opportunities for support staff


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