Maurice Blackburn Reviews

Updated 14 Jun 2020

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12 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Brisbane
    Recommends

    I have been working at Maurice Blackburn full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Supportive team and management. Lives the values it promotes.

    Cons

    Nothing worth mentioning. Great experience!

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good environment - stay away"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Practitioner 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Maurice Blackburn full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good employee benefits program - free gym membership & generous leave entitlements if you are in a position where you feel comfortable taking leave.

    Cons

    Negative working culture of blame passed down from managers on to junior/intermediate staff. Most offices are poorly managed and have a high turnover of staff through resignations & terminations as a result. Very much a culture of "everyone is replaceable" - minimal training & development opportunities as the seniors are too busy to spend time on junior staff. HR team are unapproachable and set a poor message through the firm.

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  3. "Good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Response Centre Paralegal 

    I worked at Maurice Blackburn part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good place to work at

    Cons

    There were no real downside

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good if you are in the right team - awful if you're not"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contract Administrator - Lead in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maurice Blackburn full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some teams are great, there are great development options in administration. Lots of professional support

    Cons

    Some team or office managers are mean, it seems like once they decide they don't like you, your life at work is hell until you eventually quit. I saw it happen with multiple employees take as much as they could before quitting and once they left, the leader picked someone else they didn't like and it kept going like that.

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Regional offices are run by inexperienced and ineffective lawyers"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lawyer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Maurice Blackburn part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pay is good when low PAE. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Lowly skilled regional office leaders. Poor culture. Has become very automated, all about the fees now. Losing staff by the truck load - just look at the ads that say "pick your office". Only a few skilled lawyers available, the rest are "winging" it. No one available to mentor you and help develop you.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Shocking how unsupportive a company can be of their employees"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Maurice Blackburn full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Own office, some good lawyers that care about their clients

    Cons

    Terrible HR Team, they have facilitated a nasty company culture . New ideas not welcomed or embraced. Firm leadership have their heads in the sand about the culture.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not as good as it once was"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Lawyer in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Maurice Blackburn full-time

    Pros

    good cases, good clients.

    Cons

    becoming too automated.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture, great work"

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

    I have been working at Maurice Blackburn full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great focus on supporting staff. Also wages competitive with commercial firms for a fraction of the hours and without expiration. The work really helps make a difference to people and opportunities for pro bono are many

    Cons

    Many offices means you might have to work in an office in the suburbs - only a con if you need to work in city

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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

    I have been working at Maurice Blackburn part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Positive work atmosphere -Flexible work arrangements -The firms stays true to their "fight for fair" standard -Everyone is approachable no matter their position

    Cons

    -Salary is slightly on the lower end of the bell curve

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "MB Review"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Maurice Blackburn full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, great lawyers doing great work

    Cons

    Poor people management, lacks direction, poor follow through and commitment to vision and strategy

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