Henry Davis York Lawyers Reviews

Updated 21 May 2020

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  1. "Good Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sydney
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Henry Davis York Lawyers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly environment, was sad to leave.

    Cons

    Needed to take the next step in my own career.

  2. "Great bunch of people"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Senior Associate 

    I worked at Henry Davis York Lawyers full-time

    Pros

    Great bunch of people and some excellent lawyers.

    Cons

    Most of the management team lost their way .


  3. "Shame it merged"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Sydney
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    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Henry Davis York Lawyers part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good culture, with friendly and nice people and interesting cases. Though they have merged since then so....

    Cons

    Perhaps the offices weren't that nice, and were quite dated.

  4. "Great culture"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
     
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    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Henry Davis York Lawyers

    Pros

    Most of the people really care about the people

    Cons

    Leadership lacks experience and conviction

  5. "Legal Secretary"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Henry Davis York Lawyers full-time

    Pros

    great location - building close to shops

    Cons

    don't pay enough for what they want

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  6. "Good culture"

    4.0
    Current Contractor - Temporary Legal Secretary in Sydney
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Henry Davis York Lawyers for less than a year

    Pros

    This firm does not have the usual competitive and aggressive culture of other firms I have worked at. For the short time I temped at the firm I never encountered any bullying.

    Cons

    Only the need for an office refurb. Office move in 2019.

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  7. "Great little firm"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Sydney
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Henry Davis York Lawyers for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing collegiate culture Wonderful people who are really generous in sharing their knowledge Some really interesting and challenging matters, especially from government sector clients Wonderful, talented lawyers Under the leadership of Michael Greene, the firm is striving to modernise and grow

    Cons

    Workload is very erratic - is far too much downtime for some staff Clunky, outdated IT infrastructure Daggy old office fitout (but again, this is going to change) Slow-moving, with pockets of staff who are highly resistant to change and modernisation

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  8. "Good place to work, always room for improvement"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Henry Davis York Lawyers for more than a year

    Pros

    Look after staff such at wellbeing, lunches, monthly drinks. Everyone is really nice and helpful from partners to secretaries. Great location

    Cons

    The firm is behind on initiatives in comparison to other firms. The firm is hesitant to change. There aren't clear processes in place, too many people involved to make a decision.

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  9. "Analyst"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Henry Davis York Lawyers

    Pros

    Good benefits offered in company

    Cons

    Work hours are sometimes dependent on task

  10. "Great culture - don't lose it!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Henry Davis York Lawyers

    Pros

    Staff are fun and interesting Good work / life balance Partners are approachable Early exposure to large matters

    Cons

    Gradual culture change for the worse Some in-fighting among partners which can be disruptive Too tightly defined around financial services - it has a lot else to offer

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