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Gowlings Lafleur Henderson Reviews

Updated Apr 27, 2018

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10 Ratings
  1. "Good place to work"

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    I have been working at Gowlings Lafleur Henderson

    Pros

    Good team, projects were interesting

    Cons

    Usual IT worker struggles but nothing extraordinary

    Advice to Management

    More resources are always useful

    Gowlings Lafleur Henderson2018-04-27
  2. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gowlings Lafleur Henderson full-time

    Pros

    Respectful business environment 35 hour week

    Cons

    stressful at times difficult career advancement

    Advice to Management

    get feedback from your employers regularly

    Gowlings Lafleur Henderson2017-10-25
  3. "Fun firm"

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Toronto, ON
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gowlings Lafleur Henderson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun pace to work at, lots of celebrations/events happen at the firm for all staff. People are generally nice and there is low turnover.

    Cons

    Most of the lawyers are reasonably nice. Some are a bit more difficult.

    Gowlings Lafleur Henderson2017-10-17
  4. "Law Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Law Clerk in Mississauga, ON
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gowlings Lafleur Henderson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible work environment and good benefits

    Cons

    Not sure what to say here.

    Gowlings Lafleur Henderson2017-05-11
  5. "law clerk"

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    I worked at Gowlings Lafleur Henderson

    Pros

    great staff and lawyers - fun team environment

    Cons

    long hours and not great pay - no opportunity to move laterally either

    Gowlings Lafleur Henderson2017-01-20
  6. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gowlings Lafleur Henderson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay but bonus can be very dicretionary

    Cons

    Much depends on who you work for

    Gowlings Lafleur Henderson2016-12-21
  7. "Legal Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Gowlings Lafleur Henderson full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits with pension matching after 2 years

    Cons

    Low salary with many take per day

    Gowlings Lafleur Henderson2016-10-30
  8. "Senior Legal Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Office Administrator, Executive Assistant, Human Resources Manager in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Gowlings Lafleur Henderson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, a lot of good people, great location downtown

    Cons

    Low yearly remuneration increases, bonuses non-existent most years

    Advice to Management

    Increase yearly remuneration, base such increases on merit rather than on a "across the board" approach, bonuses should be given to staff based on merit - not on years of service

    Gowlings Lafleur Henderson2016-10-07
  9. "Great Job!"

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     in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gowlings Lafleur Henderson for more than 8 years

    Pros

    This job was great and very busy. Lots of positive energy helped the day's go by fast. They had very good hours and holidays.

    Cons

    There were not too many cons actually. Sometimes had to work late or through lunch to get a job done, but never really a problem.

    Gowlings Lafleur Henderson2016-09-21
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Everyone Works Hard, But Processes Make It Difficult"

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     in Calgary, AB
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gowlings Lafleur Henderson

    Pros

    The majority of the firm are a pleasure to work with. Lawyers are receptive to ideas from all levels of the firm. The professionals are a friendly group and don't live up to negative stereotype. A casual work environment that runs counter to the usual perception of a 'stuffy law firm'

    Cons

    There is a palatable distrust between staff and management. There is frequent turnover at the legal assistant level. Professionals are not involved in the hiring and interview process of their own assistants. Assistants are often asked to work for many lawyers.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management has a tendency to micro-manage. Lawyers, in particular, should be involved in the hiring of their own assistants. Could reduce assistant turnover.

    Gowlings Lafleur Henderson2016-06-09
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