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Very disappointed
Fee Earner (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, West Midlands24 May 2018
Awful work environment. Team managers know little but because they talk loud, they get heard and treat you as inferior. Partners expect you to treat them like royalty. And to top it off, paralegal/fee earners salaries are barely above the national minimum wage. Progression chances are little to none. For a company that believes itself to have a large national footprint, it's quite an awful place to work at. Certainly the worst place I've worked at. My only advice, stay well away if you want a decent wage for a hard day's work. They'll squeeze every last drop out of you by ensuring youre in at time 9am, never late from lunch and you cannot leave any earlier than 5.30pm. It's like a factory or production line. Just before I left, my team were monitored for how long we went on toilet breaks. Says it all.
Pros
As with every work place, you make good friends due to the struggles you go through at a depressing work place.
Cons
Too many to list
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Room for progression, awful management
Case Handler (Former Employee) –  Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire10 July 2017
Management are terrible in the Remortgage department, employees leaving every other week as a result of poor management and nature of work. Salary also minimum wage.
Cons
Poorly run, salary
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Tumbleweed comes to mind as no one stays long enough...
Administrator (Current Employee) –  Birmingham3 November 2016
Two firms stuck together that are both as clueless as each other....absolutely udderless!!

No management only people that compute yes.

Progression....haha your joking the ideas come from an episode of Donald Trumps Apprentice. Let's be great! By holding everyone back squeezing them for every penny we can then destroying there confidence and drinking themselves to oblivion.

The worst company I and many others have every worked for I just feel sorry for those left they need help getting out!
Pros
When you get out the exit.
Cons
The list would be a waste of your time.
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Excellent firm
Legal Assistant (Current Employee) –  Birmingham20 October 2016
Very friendly firm to work for and great career development opportunities. Internal applications are almost encouraged. Roles are sufficiently flexible to allow you to develop your own role to take on as much or as little responsibility as you are comfortable with.
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Turnover of staff is ridiculous
Facilities Assistant (Former Employee) –  Birmingham20 October 2016
Martineau were a great form to work for.....Shakespeare killed that. Hardly any martineau staff remain, which speaks volumes. The facilities team in Birmingham is a joke of a "team". Money is rubbish and any ambitions get squashed.
Pros
You dont work weekends
Cons
You work there all week
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Professional environment with demanding targets.
Claim Handler (Current Employee) –  Birmingham City Centre8 December 2015
Target driven environment whereby both professional and personal development is encouraged.

A multi million pound company that serves it's clients well.
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Fun workplace
ULR First Notification of Loss Handler (Current Employee) –  Birmingham, ENG3 November 2015
The atmosphere at this workplace is quite entertaining however the company would need to concentrate more on progression.
Pros
Hour lunches
Cons
Long Hours
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Interesting and a good start into administration
Administrator (Current Employee) –  Stratford-upon-Avon, ENG1 July 2015
Opening and closing cases for customers doing a re-mortgage
Scanning, printing, faxing and sending mail.
Writing emails and corresponding with customers.
Making sure customers are happy with the way that their re-mortgage is proceeding.
Learned how to be professional on both on the telephone and via email.
Hard working but fun environment to work in.
Pros
Consistent work, good job security
Cons
Progression at this time not available, salary very low
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