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Stikeman Elliot Reviews

Updated January 24, 2017
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  1. "Absolute worst experience ever!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For the most part, nice folks working there, sport staff is collaborative in its efforts.

    Cons

    - Environment full of toxicity
    - Very authoritarian management style - our way or the highway
    - Empty promises, misleading expectations
    - If you're not a lawyer there, you count for pretty much nothing
    - Keep far away if you want to maintain your sanity

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes very wide! There's a very good reason turnover is so high at Stikeman.


  2. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    very good work environment for assistants (not for lawyers unless you want to work 7 days a week 13 hours a day).

    Cons

    none that I can think of


  3. ""What a shame"......"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    localisation, environment, pay, assurances, reer

    Cons

    Too much rises, too much appearence and no real consideration
    No way for ambition.
    important turn over....

    Advice to Management

    Be a concrete support for your employees who try to get involved, take in charge the problems when it fall to you and have a global vision beyond your own peson .
    It's called : MANAGEMENT !


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  5. "Legal Admin Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Intermediate Legal Administrative Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Intermediate Legal Administrative Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Stikeman Elliot (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to start your career, decent support structure and resources available. Decent pay, benefits, perks. It really could be a lot worse.

    Cons

    If you have any ambition, turn around and walk the other way. No encouragement (well actually yes encouragement but only words, no action) to learn more, do more, try for advancement.
    Been here almost 3 years, it's become a pretty toxic environment, there's camaraderie but not in a good way, more like a misery loves company way. Most people I interact with are pretty fed up.

    Advice to Management

    If you treat us half as well as you treat your precious lawyers you're off to a good start. We may be the little guys but we see things and know things and it doesn't do you any favours to make us feel inferior and worthless.


  6. "You don't want to be here."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The job never gets difficult.

    Cons

    Horrible leadership, selfish management and low pay/raises. They also don't give you references after you leave so I wouldn't recommend starting out here.

    Advice to Management

    As if they would listen.


  7. "Respectful employer"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Stikeman Elliot full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay for a law firm. Staff conflicts are minimal. Intelligent, educated coworkers. Frequent staff appreciation initiatives. Excellent benefit packages.

    Cons

    Moderate pay compared to some other industries.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to respect and appreciate staff. Good admin keeps a business humming.


  8. "Good Organisation to start your career with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work culture and technology driven firm

    Cons

    very hierarchical and can get very busy at times.


  9. "ADMIN SUPPORT"

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    Former Employee - Senior Legal Administrative Assistant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Legal Administrative Assistant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stikeman Elliot (More than a year)

    Pros

    depending your availability, the salary could be interesting and any position will fit to you if you don't expect too much regarding any career advancement.
    The localisation is attractive too,

    Cons

    toxic environment based on fear, amazing turn over rate and no transparent communication....

    Advice to Management

    you should be really closer to your employees, trust them and respond to their concerns.
    Learn about your job, learn again........ and do it.


  10. "lawyer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good training, interesting mandates and great colleagues

    Cons

    hours can be very demanding


  11. "Standard, large corporate law firm environment"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The firm provides a good benefits program. They also provide decent vacation and personal day allotments. There are some good opportunities for computer training for new employees.

    Cons

    There is not much room to move upwards. Admin positions keep being eliminated and work is downloaded onto other admin staff. There is a very rigid hierarchy (which might just be legal field in general). Pay in general was low-average for industry.

    Advice to Management

    Make all your employees feel valued and give them opportunities to shine - I feel like there is a lot of wasted talent not being used to their potential.



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