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Found 133 of over 136 reviews
2.5
32% Recommend to a Friend
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Found 133 of over 136 reviews

2.5
32%
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Pros
  • "Nice people and a few other things(in 15 reviews)
  • "Good work life balance(in 7 reviews)
  • "Good team and depends which team you’re in(in 6 reviews)
  • "Friendly staff, great location, flexible to a point(in 4 reviews)
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  1. 4.0
    Current Employee

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

    Mar 21, 2013 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    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

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    10 people found this review helpful
  2. 3.0
    Former Employee

    It's OK as long as you don't want a promotion

    Dec 23, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Fairly laid back and good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Partners are pretty much at war with each other and there is no progression from junior staff to partnership (although they say there is..). Very bad for women. No company policy (or enforced one) about discrimination and no real presence of women in partnership. Really inflexible workplace policies about having to be present and accounted for, rather than being able to work at home.

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    1 person found this review helpful
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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Genuinely great.

    Nov 13, 2022 - Senior Associate in Melbourne
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    True merit based system. Direct contact with partners for lawyers of all levels. Great team culture. Young team and partners.

    Cons

    Technology lagging behind competitors but did just roll out laptops!

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Salary not great

    Oct 27, 2022 - Solicitor in Sydney
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Good team and depends which team you’re in

    Cons

    Lack of support at associate / SA level

    1 person found this review helpful
  6. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good stuff

    Oct 27, 2022 - Paralegal 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Amazing boss, great colleagues, team events

    Cons

    A lot of overtime hours, lack of support from senior management, limited opportunities for advancement

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Very well looked after

    Oct 12, 2022 - Solicitor in Melbourne
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Mentoring, diversity of work, leading partners, very enjoyable culture

    Cons

    None so far, I have been really happy with HWLE and look forward to a long career here

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  8. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Poor culture

    Nov 15, 2022 - Front Desk Receptionist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    I got to do essentially nothing

    Cons

    Management are barely there, when they are they micromanage. No individual development and don’t want you to progress at the company. Most staff are extremely rude, particularly old biddies who can’t even work a computer trying to tell others how to do their job. Morale in support staff is extremely low. Also little to no care about the Covid situation.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  9. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    HWLE

    Sep 23, 2022 - Trainee Solicitor 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Friendly partners, some support staff rude and unwilling to help. Generally disorganised.

    Cons

    Average pay, cheap environment, expectation to work overtime

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  10. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Lawyer

    Oct 16, 2022 - Lawyer in Sydney
    Recommend
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    Pros

    It was cool and fun and yeah

    Cons

    It was boring work was bad

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    1 person found this review helpful
  11. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Old school firm lacks training

    Sep 8, 2022 - Paralegal in Brisbane
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Court exposure and high profile clients

    Cons

    Lack of training, overuse of administration tasks for students

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HWL Ebsworth has an overall rating of 2.5 out of 5, based on over 136 reviews left anonymously by employees. 32% of employees would recommend working at HWL Ebsworth to a friend and 32% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, HWL Ebsworth employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at HWL Ebsworth. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

32% of HWL Ebsworth employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated HWL Ebsworth 2.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.2 for culture and values and 2.7 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at HWL Ebsworth to be workplace, coworkers and the cons to be management, benefits, career development.

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