Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Reviews

Updated Sep 16, 2020

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Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Managing Partner, Chief Executive Dale Ponder  (no image)
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23 Ratings
Pros
  • "Professional environment, really good team(in 3 reviews)

  • "Good exposure to big corporate clients, nice office(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Managers tell you that your work as a web developer doesn't bring in actual income, the lawyers are the ones who provide us jobs (under appreciated)(in 6 reviews)

  • "law firms(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great office"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP full-time

    Pros

    The attorneys truly care for staff.

    Cons

    Pay is on the low side.

  2. "Great Law Firm Across the Boarder"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Collegial enviorment great employee involvement.

    Cons

    Internal internet can be slow because all data is streamed though Canada,


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Avoid for your dear life."

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits because the head office in Canada has implemented them.

    Cons

    New York entity operating as a Canadian office in New York. Management not following the American rules and regulations. A lot of wrongful termination by management. Very unjust and unfair place to work. Low office morale.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Canadian Law Firm"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

    Pros

    Nicest people you will ever work with

    Cons

    really can't say anything bad

  5. "Not the worst place, also not the best"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Start with a higher than average vacation

    Cons

    Stuffy and not very friendly

  6. "Oslers"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Hughes, MB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP full-time

    Pros

    Great lawyers To work for

    Cons

    HR staff leave a lot to be desired

  7. "Great environment"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The staff are friendly, and management is attentive and genuinely wants to improve things.

    Cons

    Lower salary than other industries.

  8. "Decent Employer"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, opportunity for professional growth and advancement, great downtown location

    Cons

    Long hours, poor work-life balance

  9. "Talented lawyers working on interesting files"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP full-time

    Pros

    Work for well known clients on challenging and interesting matters

    Cons

    Competitive, fast-paced and demanding atmosphere

  10. "Stable job, little growth"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Billing Specialist in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP full-time

    Pros

    You can expect to work 9-5 and be able to plan your day easily. Lots of independence.

    Cons

    Difficult to have a sense of accomplishment. Thankless role within the company.

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