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Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Reviews

Updated Sep 12, 2019

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  1. "Great office"

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    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.

    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP2017-09-28
  2. "Great Law Firm Across the Boarder"

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    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,

    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP2015-07-19
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Avoid for your dear life."

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Follow policies and procedures of firm as a whole. Do not create and or invent your own rules to implement.

    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP2015-05-30
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Canadian Law Firm"

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    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

    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP2014-05-28
  5. "Great place to work if you're a lawyer"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of great perks and staff appreciation events, great benefits

    Cons

    Support staff are treated like garbage, some of the lawyers don't even acknowledge your existence. I've never worked in a place that made me feel less motivated and less like part of the team. Felt like I was an easily replaced tool to use.

    Advice to Management

    If you want good support, treat your support staff like they're part of your team because they should be part of your team, not an inanimate object.

    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP2019-09-12
  6. "Agent"

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    Former Employee - Agent 

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

    Pros

    ok, not bad. pay is ok

    Cons

    ok, but poor work ethics

    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP2019-07-23
  7. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Landscape Designer in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company to work at, great leadership and management.

    Cons

    There were no downsides working here

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP2019-06-06
  8. "Finance"

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

    I worked at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Professional environment, really good team.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted, and depends only on the manager's wish.

    Advice to Management

    None.

    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP2019-04-08
  9. "Office Services Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Very friendly environment and supervisors are extremely accommodating. Easy work and a great entry level position that looks good on a resume

    Cons

    Manage the responsibilities of the mailroom independently. It can get overwhelming at times

    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP2019-03-21
  10. Helpful (8)

    "Just Another Lawless LawFirm"

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    Former Employee - Administration 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mostly fair hiring process. If you have the skills and qualifications, you have a good chance of getting a shot at the job. Unless they're hiring someone they know, of course.

    Cons

    - When you get your contract, get a lawyer to read it. It will have you sign away legal rights. -Honestly, as soon as you start, do everything possible to try to fit in to the poisonous environment. Working in administration, if a senior assistant or a lawyer dislikes you, which is quite easy, there will be no one to stand up for you. Your manager or director, or even HR, will turn the other way because they're... afraid too, and let them go ahead and unilaterally fire you. HR will fire anyone that the lawyers or certain assistants point at. The amount of time you have worked does not matter. -HR has no power, since their bosses are the lawyers. There is not a disciplinary process before being fired. No verbal warning, no write up, no counseling, nothing. This is not the kind of company that cares about improving you as a professional or a person. -They feel because they are a law firm, like most law firms, they can fire you and count on you not getting a lawyer to defend your rights, which you may have signed away in the initial contract anyway. They count on you not knowing any better. And of course you'll get short changed on the severance.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop treating people like disposable resources. People deserve more respect.

    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP2019-02-22
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