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Torys Reviews

Updated May 13, 2019

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12 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Torys full-time

    Pros

    Nice people and workplace culture

    Cons

    Limited career path for non-lawyers

    Torys2019-05-14
  2. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Torys full-time

    Pros

    Incredible culture, mentorship is real, flat environment, a lot of responsibility and client facing time early on, lots of support for associates, great exit opportunities

    Cons

    None relative to other law firms

    Torys2019-04-09
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  4. "One of the best firms you could possibly work at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Torys full-time

    Pros

    - Best corporate culture I have seen in a law firm - Amazing working conditions and benefits

    Cons

    No cons, everything is great.

    Torys2018-10-17
  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Torys full-time

    Pros

    - the people throughout the firm are fantastic - benefits/compensation

    Cons

    - fast-paced but manageable when you learn the ropes

    Torys2018-09-07
  6. "Wonderful collegial environment that fosters growth and respect."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and welcoming in the firm. Lots of growth opportunities. High loyalty and morals among groups/teams are high as everyone is treated like family.

    Cons

    Sometimes spend longer hours at work than usual to become perfection to clients.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the family-oriented spirit and everyone will be willing to walk the extra miles for the firm.

    Torys2018-06-01
  7. Helpful (1)

    "A lot of talk"

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    I worked at Torys

    Pros

    Good opportunities once you leave.

    Cons

    Over inflated management, bro culture, no recognition of unique talent.

    Torys2018-05-10
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Torys full-time

    Pros

    - Great corporate culture. - Friendly coworkers - No one is breathing down your neck/constantly looking over your shoulder - Promote professional growth - Office is close to Union Station

    Cons

    - Can sometimes feel like the partners are treated like royalty.

    Advice to Management

    - There is a great culture at the firm, continue to foster an inclusive environment.

    Torys2017-11-21
  9. "An ideal place to work"

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    Current Employee - Law Clerk in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment; Access to senior partners without booking an appointment; Collegial atmosphere; Incredible support services; Surrounded by great minds; Exciting files!

    Cons

    The interior offices need a design refresh

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!!!

    Torys2017-11-16
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Torys

    Pros

    More senior lawyers genuinely care about and invest in your development and future at the firm. Truly the best seven sister firm overall. You get more meaningful work early on vs other sister firms/NY firms if you demonstrate a willingness to work hard, people like you and you get it. Partners include you in key deal negotiations, staffing discussions, client pitches/events and client/firm strategy very early on if... you meet these conditions.

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    Cons

    Torys biggest pro is its biggest con. The firm is too nice to lawyers that do not pull their weight - some associates work 24/7 while others intentionally fly under the radar and have avoided work/learning for years. One associate, as of the date of this review, has run his own start up business out of his office for nearly 3 years and hasn't ever made target. Many other (albeit less extreme) examples of people who... no one dares work with because they haven't developed along with their cohort, yet have been around for years and do not get fired. This negatively impacts associate morale since associate pay mostly comes from base salary and your year of call determines your base salary, without meaningful exception and irrespective of your abilities (some very narrow - $10K-$20K - exceptions once you are a 5th year). The reward for being good/hard working is more 24/7 work and the prospect of partnership in 11 years, which is subject to the prevailing market conditions at the time your partnership admission is formally considered (ie, the 10th year). Don't expect to be adequately $$ compensated along the way for this risk, especially if you are an associate who wants to work hard, learn a lot and move up faster than the lowest denominator in your cohort. Essentially, Torys is a double-edged sword which can cut you the wrong way if want a promotion/more money sooner than people who everyone knows are not as good as you.

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    Advice to Management

    Switch to a merit based compensation system.

    Torys2017-04-17
  11. "Legal Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Torys full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are very Good

    Cons

    The upper management is Poor

    Torys2017-01-12
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