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Pros
  • "Great people, culture and environment(in 7 reviews)

  • "Open plan office and great facilities generally(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long working hours (9am - 17:30pm is the standard but you will be expected to be there earlier and stay later)(in 4 reviews)

  • "It is worth noting however, that the pay is levelled with the market rate for the area the office is in(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good company to work for and great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shoosmiths full-time

    Pros

    Great people, good atmosphere, great benefits, good facilities.

    Cons

    Management issues, not good at planning IS system projects. Too much expectation on developer to manage project deliveries. Testing new systems not taken seriously enough which cause system implementation issues.

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    Shoosmiths2019-03-12
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    "Legal admin"

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    Former Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Shoosmiths full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Some great people -Free fruit

    Cons

    -whole firm full of cliques -Made a lot of the admins do jobs we should not have been doing that were case handler jobs but obviously they pay us less so win win for them -shocking wages -HR staff are rude and inconsiderate -constantly working hard no praise - bullying - Workload is large and always got pressured and bullied into doing work at a stupidly quick rate -would not recommend working for the Arrow global team one bit awful environment full of negativity

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    Shoosmiths2018-09-27
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great firm that offers fair opportunity to progress."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shoosmiths full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, culture and environment. Opportunity to have your ideas considered and implemented. Transparency with figures and team / individual performance. Autonomy to get on with your day job, but support when you need it. Monthly office 'team brief' to share any relevant news. Good opportunities to get involved in recruitment and training of juniors / trainees. Great L&D / training support with programmes like Ignite. Visible operations board across the office network

    Cons

    Laptops and agile working is nice, but the general IT systems could do with some improvement and more regular updates from the department would help. Also, the lack of bonus structure which is on offer at most other firms.

    Shoosmiths2018-04-17

    Shoosmiths Response

    June 4, 2019Graduate Recruitment Manager

    Thank you for your details feedback about the firm.

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    "Paralegal"

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     in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shoosmiths for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Condensed hours and some great people

    Cons

    Employees who transferred over from taken over company who still think they are better than shoosmiths and will not accept change

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    Shoosmiths2017-06-21
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    "Assistant case handler"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Case Handler in Northampton, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Shoosmiths full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice offices Lots of knowledge around you and you feel supported Great people working here. Working day flies past and is generally enjoyable.

    Cons

    Rules and expectations seem totally inflexible. If something needs to be done outside work you find yourself struggling with how to get it past management. Some people seem to be unable to deal with individuals. One way of speaking to someone fits all - whether you are 18 or 50!

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    Shoosmiths2016-10-02
  6. "Case handler"

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    Case Handler in Northampton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shoosmiths

    Pros

    Great people who work there, you can get along with everyone A lot of events Charity work is brilliant

    Cons

    no room for progression which is the only downfall of this company

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    Shoosmiths2016-06-27
  7. "Case Handler"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shoosmiths

    Pros

    Good staff, great people to work with

    Cons

    bad wage, you do a lot of work they pay not a lot

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    Shoosmiths2016-03-22
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