It was a very happy working environment with a good team of hard working individuals who were very friendly and social. Was introduced to my work tasks one step at a time so that I was not overwhelmed with work I felt I was unsure with how to carry out.
Temporary Worker (Former Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 30 November 2018
Covered here as a temp once, and that was enough, sat in a dark office with other women on switchboard who did nothing but talk about reality shows, diets and soaps the whole time while others were doing all the work; I was bullied and ostracized by said women who should have been old enough to know better but were total b*tches because I made a point of stating my said hours and complained about them to the team leader, hence I asked the agency to pull me out of the assignment as they were making my life a misery.
Not sure whether the place has changed much but I wouldn't go back there if you paid me a million quid!
Nice Building and location
Bullying Culture - Big brother is watching your every move
Management was always fairminded, and while the day to day focus was obviously always on work, socialisation within the office and between teams was permitted. Staff are always friendly and helpful, and regardless of position your own personal workload is taken into account when assigning new tasks.
Paralegal (Current Employee) – Leeds – 11 June 2018
This is not a good place to work. There are other firms out there who will give you real experience needed to grow professionally and personally, opportunities to progress and will pay you (relatively) well.
The culture is toxic. Only conformity is tolerated and ridicule (even from high up) comes from deviation. If you try to raise concerns to managers or HR you’re brushed off.
Effort is put into social events.
No acknowledgement of hard work, no real structure or guidance available (poor managers), no training, poor pay, bullying/manipulation comes from the top and all around, rumours of harassment in departments which no one does anything about, HR do not deal with concerns.
Work Experience Student (Former Employee) – Birmingham – 19 April 2018
I learned basic procedures of law and filled out the company workbook. Writing a report for the company website taught me research skills. Working in a large corporation gave me a taste of how big firms function.
File management support (Former Employee) – Liverpool – 23 January 2018
met some lovely people and pay is great! job security not so much, also worked here 3 months and didnt receive a desk or pc! bad communication from managers and quite a few fee earners who want to take their heads out of their own behinds.
Firm was a stong place and had good benefits for staff flexible working hours. The opportunity to progress was there but was quite difficult. Management at our office were difficult to work for and would push staff for work along with bullying and penalising staff if the face did not fit.
Comapny as a whole is good managers at preston office are not and any complaints will not be taken seriously