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Updated Jun 23, 2019

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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. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing"

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    Current Employee - Fee Earner 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Free tea and coffee - Nice offices (in places)

    Cons

    - Partners that are totally unapproachable and think too much of themselves. - Huge communication issues across the firm that lead to time consuming and costly issues that could be easily avoided if the firm truly practiced the value of communication it so readily attempts to drill into everyone. - Spends too much time talking up its values instead of actually make real change. - Deaf managers who are out of... touch with the feelings and morale of their team. - Poor benefits and holiday. - Below market rate pay.

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    Advice to Management

    Instead of constantly talking up values, make fundamental change to processes at firm level. Give employees working under often inadequate managers a line of communication to senior figures to enable real views to be made known.

    Shoosmiths2019-04-27
  2. "Generally great place to work"

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    Current Employee - NQ Solicitor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An extra day off for your birthday Internal recognition programme Quality clients and nature of work Collegiate and friendly culture

    Cons

    Market rate pay but no bonus despite year-on-year growth and increased PEP IT and telephony systems in dire need of upgrades Solicitors are given business mobiles but only enabled for email, not audio calls

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade IT and introduce bonuses to further incentivise workforce

    Shoosmiths2016-08-03
  3. Helpful (3)

    "I Love Working Here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Shoosmiths full-time

    Pros

    The team of people I work with are amazing. Inter office working is a big theme and we all help each other, from support staff right up to Partners. I would not want to work anywhere else. There is also not a clear hierarchy divide, which I really appreciate.

    Cons

    The following is actually not a con of working here, but.....everyone comments how the pay is low. The pay in your hand is low granted, but the benefits far outweigh the negative here. If you think about all the Employee benefits, including holidays, pension, training etc, then the pay is balanced out. It is worth noting however, that the pay is levelled with the market rate for the area the office is in.

    Shoosmiths2016-04-27
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