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Fasken Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2019

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Fasken CEO Peter Feldberg
Peter Feldberg
14 Ratings
  1. "Great experience"

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    I worked at Fasken

    Pros

    Great mentors and fellow co-workers.

    Cons

    None. Great opportunity to work hard and learn a lot

    Fasken2016-04-28
  2. "Nat bad, but not great"

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant 

    I have been working at Fasken full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very reputable place to work with big clients and high profile projects.

    Cons

    The work varies greatly on who you are working with. For the most part, if you are an assistant, you do mainly administrative work. Do not expect to gain experience beyond that, even if you ask for it.

    Fasken2019-07-09
  3. "Willing to invest in their Juniors"

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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Johannesburg

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

    Pros

    Fasken put a great deal of effort into training their Candidate Attorneys and as an Associate there are opportunities to study further, which is great. In general, the firm has a great culture and, if you are lucky enough to work for a good team, you will learn a lot and be trained well.

    Cons

    There is a huge disparity in the management styles of partners. Some are amazing to work for and want to teach you, whilst others "clock watch" and appear to place much emphasis on things that aren't important. Your experience at the firm is really dependent on who you get to work for.

    Fasken2019-02-04
  4. "Great Work Environment - Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people at Fasken are great. Everyone genuinely cares about doing a good job and working as a team. Very strong sense of community. The work is interesting and challenging. Lots of staff with 10+ years of experience.

    Cons

    No big concerns at the moment

    Advice to Management

    Continue to innovate and be creative with staff engagement and growth opportunities

    Fasken2019-01-31
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Rude lawyers & management"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fasken full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free food after meetings. That's about it.

    Cons

    Rude lawyers & management. They do not reward people based on their hard work. They will use your extra skills and then not give you the title advancements they promised you when they hired you, also they'll find a reason to not give you a raise. Then they'll fire you if you try and communicate to them that you'd like to just do what you were hired to do and not perform the extra skill duties you offered in... hopes of a promotion or raise.

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    Fasken2019-02-07
  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Payroll Clerk in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fasken part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Work spaces brand new

    Cons

    As I write this, I've only been working for Fasken for less than 3 months, so difficult to tell

    Fasken2018-12-12
  7. "Great firm to work at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fasken full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    -friendly environment -great benefits -good culture -great people

    Cons

    -physical space is decent but furniture and colour is boring -improve training offered to new and existing staff

    Fasken2018-12-06
  8. "Pros and cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Fasken full-time

    Pros

    Knowledgeable team. The lawyers are willing to delegate important tasks to the assistants.

    Cons

    No horizontal communication. Highly sensitive people.

    Fasken2018-11-11
  9. "A unique environment , different to corporate"

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    Marketing in Johannesburg
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fasken

    Pros

    Opportunity to continuously improve and develop the business. Some really lovely people

    Cons

    Slow decision making. What you see isn't necessarily what you get

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more

    Fasken2018-09-21
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Partner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    There are no pros for this business

    Cons

    They needed to have a radical restructuring but the management team were blind to the problems in the business

    Advice to Management

    Management has since changed for the better

    Fasken2018-08-24
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