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Productive
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Preston, Lancashire10 October 2018
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.
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RTA Volume Recovery Paralegal (Former Employee) –  Manchester9 October 2018
Great place of work. Had a really good time working for DWF and would recommend this company to anyone who is looking for experience in the legal sector.
Pros
work benefits
Cons
flex time could be better
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Very good work place
Office Assistant (Former Employee) –  Glasgow, Glasgow20 August 2018
worked with this as a school work experience placement, the people there were so nice. They seemed very hardworking and down to earth, would definitely work there again.
Pros
Nice people
Cons
Intimidating
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Company that you can be miserable at
File management support (Former Employee) –  Leeds, West Yorkshire11 July 2018
No chance of being happy in a role here.
Very strict on being a human - would much prefer a robots.

Would probably be fine with this if the job wasn't so dull.
Very boring job that was not what I expected when applying.
Pros
Do a lot of things for employee's e.g Summer parties
Cons
Very strict, employees not very welcoming.
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Wouldn't recommend.
Paralegal (Current Employee) –  Leeds11 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.
Pros
Effort is put into social events.
Cons
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.
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Interesting insight into a solicitors
Work Experience Student (Former Employee) –  Birmingham19 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.
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Fun Workplace
FRU Administrator (Current Employee) –  Manchester, Greater Manchester12 April 2018
Great company to gain experience.

Lovely management.

Multiple long lunches with the team.

Not a lot of opportunities to progress.

Not a lot of variation with work.
Pros
Flexiable Management
Cons
Not a lot of variation in work
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Wokplace
Billing Clerk (Former Employee) –  Manchester11 March 2018
I enjoyed working with the people I worked with but I felt that I sometimes got taken advantage of as I was always the first person to help out with queries
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good place to work
Legal Advisor (Former Employee) –  Liverpool8 February 2018
Management fair and please if you worked hard for them you were rewarded. watched the firm grow from very small to huge and the owners still had smiles on their faces. lot of good memories of here
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constant turnover
File management support (Former Employee) –  Liverpool23 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.
Pros
pay
Cons
rude people, no organisation
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Growing business
Chief Operating Officer (Former Employee) –  Manchester, Greater Manchester15 December 2017
Excellent business

Disrupter in the market

Significant growth and international focus. Great client service and relationships

String team and good products
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Great
Work Experience (Former Employee) –  London4 December 2017
Fantastic offices.

Lovely members of staff.

Incredibly interesting calibre of work and great opportunities to become involved.

Good workshops for development.
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Very busy company
Administration Assistant for all departments (Former Employee) –  Liverpool, Merseyside21 November 2017
Working in Admin is very fast paced and a highly pressurised role.
As soon as one task is completed, it's straight onto the next one, all day every day.
Pros
1 hour lunch, some flexibility with hours
Cons
Very busy and pressurised role
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no lyalty
Paralegal (Current Employee) –  Liverpool, Merseyside16 October 2017
no loyalty
feeling of self worth
under appreciated
high staff turn over
lots of back stabbing
management on the whole unapproachable
poor communbication
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Poor
support (Current Employee) –  Manchester, Greater Manchester20 September 2017
Management dont care about support staff, no progression. Very underpaid for work done and all responsibilties left to junior staff. Would not recommend working here,
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Dwf yes management no
Junior Paralegal Insurance (Former Employee) –  Preston18 September 2017
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
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Great Place to work
Paralegal (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London5 September 2017
Great benefits package, nice HR team, very quiet office, great location, happy workers, partners are distant and hard to communicate with, overall good quality work,
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Good employer. Work remedial
Paralegal (Former Employee) –  Manchester, Greater Manchester17 August 2017
Start about 15mins early to get a good head start. Recover costs of repairs and complete Claims Forms to issue proceedings against the Defendant.

How solicitors work. Professionalism.

Laissez faire.

Young. Straight from law school. Hadn't had any real life experiences. Formal work attire however you could choose to where more relaxed clothing.

Too much tedious paperwork and not being on the phones negotiating claims and settling them as a claims handler would do.

Getting to know how solicitors operate.
Pros
The experience gained
Cons
The sheer amount of tedious paperwork
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Great company to work for
Head Paralegal (Current Employee) –  Manchester Central11 August 2017
Relocation means notice has been handed in but a fantastic company to work for all round. Great people, benefits, management, client centric attitude and progression support.
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Good Place
Facilities Support (Current Employee) –  Preston, Lancashire10 June 2017
Can be very challeging at times, and hard work.
sometimes can feel like there is a lot of presure to get things done.

The most enjoyable part of the job are the people that i deal with helping them to do there own role within the company, by offering the support that i can.
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