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Clayton Utz Reviews

Updated 29 Jul 2019

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Clayton Utz full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly people, great work, beautiful office

    Cons

    Hours can be a bit long

    Clayton Utz2019-06-04
  2. "Not a bad experience"

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    Current Employee - Paralegal 

    I have been working at Clayton Utz for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay Great culture Some flexibility with work hours

    Cons

    Long hours Management can be a bit political

    Clayton Utz2019-07-29
  3. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Paralegal 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Clayton Utz for more than a year

    Pros

    Starting salary is competitive, along with the perks of working at a big 6 law firm with monthly firm drinks. Enjoy the supportive culture of management, and the workload is intense but still balanced

    Cons

    Not much downsides that would be any different from other law firms

    Clayton Utz2019-05-18
  4. "Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Clayton Utz part-time

    Pros

    Great staff and training. Friendly environment

    Cons

    Support Staff can feel undervalued

    Clayton Utz2019-03-24
  5. "FTS Paralegal"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Clayton Utz part-time

    Pros

    - Excellent flexibility and care provided by legal support staff - Listening and empathetic managers who have your back - Wide experience, with independence and trust placed in those who work here. - Fantastic quality of peers, always respectful and kind - excellent culture. - Exceptional access to education; managers always willing to allow you to develop and further your legal skills with access to CLEs

    Cons

    - Long hours and sometimes inadequate alternative coverage for those times due to specialization and concentration of technical and legal skill in respect to a given matter. - The usual course of career progression, the FTS Analyst role, seems to be designed to avoid paying necessary overtime to the full-time staff. It is my understanding that billable hours exceed the scheduled hours (a 7.5 hour billables target cannot...

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    Advice to Management

    See above - little appetite to progress within the firm as you sacrifice work-life balance without what I would consider fair remuneration. Continue to offer CLEs to paralegals - we greatly appreciate it

    Clayton Utz2018-12-05
  6. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Clayton Utz full-time

    Pros

    Great people, good culture & salary

    Cons

    can be a very intense environment to look at, looks of hierarchy amongst lawyers

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing

    Clayton Utz2018-12-03
  7. "Amazing events!"

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clayton Utz full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people, work culture and events were very good.

    Cons

    Some Partners have no idea about how the real world works.

    Clayton Utz2018-10-14
  8. "Great clerkship program"

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    Former Employee - Vacation Clerk in Melbourne
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Clayton Utz for less than a year

    Pros

    Really supportive people, interesting work.

    Cons

    A bit hard to fit two rotations in four weeks, it doesn't allow enough time to settle!

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Clayton Utz2018-08-20
  9. "Don't do it to yourself!"

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    Former Employee - Lawyer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Clayton Utz full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Laywers have offices and the building is lovely

    Cons

    Ridiculous hours, terrible bullying culture.

    Clayton Utz2018-07-30
  10. "Data analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Clayton Utz full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, lot of paralegals and good drinks

    Cons

    High pressure environment, and selfish/competitive

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication

    Clayton Utz2018-06-30
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