Gilbert + Tobin Reviews

Updated 19 Jun 2020

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  1. "Top tier commercial law firm"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lawyer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilbert + Tobin full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Extremely high achieving culture. Good break from the stuffy, cons ever I’ve Lae form model.

    Cons

    Dog eat dog. Not quite as ‘prestigious’ as its competitors.

  2. "Amazing"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paralegal 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Gilbert + Tobin full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic training and culture. HR are lovely and attentive. The partners are approachable. The office is stunning. Go for it! I really regret leaving.

    Cons

    None, absolutely none. Really good hours for casual staff too.

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  3. "a"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Graduate Lawyer in Sydney

    I worked at Gilbert + Tobin full-time

    Pros

    very nice and friendly people

    Cons

    long hours can be expected

  4. "Forward thinking firm"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Gilbert + Tobin full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible work options; Competitive salary

    Cons

    High billable targets; Almost exclusive focus on billables as the KPI

  5. "solid people and management"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Sydney

    I have been working at Gilbert + Tobin part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good people and excellent work environment flexible

    Cons

    sometimes long hours but overall comfortable

  6. "Great firm with top work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Associate 

    I have been working at Gilbert + Tobin full-time

    Pros

    Top work, innovative, entrepreneurial and exciting place to work

    Cons

    Can be very long hours.

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Go with eyes wide open"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Gilbert + Tobin full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some very brilliant colleagues. Market leading transactions.

    Cons

    Pigeon-holed. Silo team environment (you will only ever do one type of work, for one partner). Very toxic culture. Many very disillusioned colleagues. Many archaic views around women in the workforce in particular. Personal leave not respected (whether it’s for holidays, as a carer or any other reason). Not enough resources. No emotional support. Clients come first at all costs.

  8. "Great overall culture, but really depends on your group"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Lawyer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gilbert + Tobin full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Amazing work, super smart colleagues you can laugh with Create and follow your own opportunities Not too much bureaucracy

    Cons

    Long hours Some partners/groups are great to work with, others are very difficult.

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  9. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gilbert + Tobin full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very innovative, updated systems

    Cons

    Can be a bit cliquey

  10. "Not a bad place"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Business Development Executive in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gilbert + Tobin full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good culture and open structure

    Cons

    Long hours and partners don’t seem to appreciate support staff

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