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Mills Oakley Lawyers Reviews

Updated Sep 4, 2019

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  1. "Good firm overall"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Mills Oakley Lawyers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some great partners to work with

    Cons

    Growing very fast. Tech always playing catch up.

    Mills Oakley Lawyers2019-09-04
  2. "Mills Oakley - great team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Mills Oakley Lawyers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great team of people Great opportunities and a success story in Australian legal Responsibility afforded to those willing to take it.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be difficult as it is a lean approach within the company

    Mills Oakley Lawyers2019-01-04
  3. "Fun teams to work with"

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    Current Employee - Lawyer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mills Oakley Lawyers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good variety of work , enjoy the company of colleagues

    Cons

    Poor remuneration for high workload

    Mills Oakley Lawyers2018-11-24
  4. "Pick the right partner to work for"

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    Former Employee - Lawyer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Mills Oakley Lawyers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Offices are clean and nice. Free wifi for all employees. Location in the middle of Sydney CBD.

    Cons

    Lots of politics, low salary, career progression / training minimal.

    Mills Oakley Lawyers2018-05-04
  5. "Not a bad firm to start your career, but a whole lot of empty promises"

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    Former Employee - Lawyer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Mills Oakley Lawyers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture and people, semi-decent work, great CEO, great working hours, very high autonomy after 2 years PQE.

    Cons

    Cost conscious, not willing to pay more for good lawyers (unless you are an SA or above previously from a top tier firm), cost cutting and low quotes just to get jobs, junior Lawyers are the ones to take the biggest hit as they will never get a pay rise... ever.

    Advice to Management

    Look after the Juniors, they are your future.

    Mills Oakley Lawyers2018-03-19
  6. "Nice firm"

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    Current Employee - Lawyer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Mills Oakley Lawyers full-time

    Pros

    Great culture - this will always vary depending on the team you are in but overall it is by far the best private legal practice I have worked at.

    Cons

    Technology, although this is constantly being updated and the support team are helpful when needed

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for being so approachable

    Mills Oakley Lawyers2018-02-23
  7. "Zero support, terrible IT, and no desire to change"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Mills Oakley Lawyers full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It pays the bills, and could be a useful stepping stone to a better firm.

    Cons

    Absolutely no training given, IT is old - they use a version of Affinity that is at least 12 years old and their mailboxes have a 300MB limit, they are absolutely obsessed with 'growth' but don't understand that to grow they need to change their procedures and improve efficiencies, they've recently brought in a digital records management system yet nobody uses it properly and hardcopy filing is a mess too. Partners... love to talk about how much they want to become more efficient yet any suggestion is shot down in flames and they continually add to their already overworked assistant's workloads with small petty tasks.

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    Advice to Management

    Spent money on IT, get a dedicated systems trainer for each office instead of expecting one person to look after everyone, stop letting fee earners get away with not understanding the practice management software and dumping everything on their assistants, reduce the amount of forms, signatures and multiple stage approvals for even the most basic expenditure.

    Mills Oakley Lawyers2018-02-26
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Look out for yourself and trust no one"

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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Mills Oakley Lawyers

    Pros

    Good stepping stone to bigger and better things.

    Cons

    Only cares about growth and neglects the fact that the work is actually done by those at the bottom of the food chain.

    Advice to Management

    Think about growing pains.

    Mills Oakley Lawyers2015-04-06
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