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Minter Ellison Reviews

Updated 12 September 2018
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  1. "ME"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Minter Ellison full-time

    Pros

    Good interesting matters and great culture

    Cons

    Difficult work life balance at times


  2. "Poor remuneration for hours worked"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Sydney
    Former Employee - Associate in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Minter Ellison full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of work, interesting matters, free gym membership, exposure to a well resourced law firm

    Cons

    Like most BigLaw: long hours, uncertain and opaque promotion / partnership pathways, poor remuneration for the amount of profit you bring to the partnership

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    "Lawyer"

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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Minter Ellison full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Quality matters
    Being able to work with some extremely intelligent and hardworking colleagues
    Corporate events are nice
    Firm encourages networking

    Cons

    Long hours, as is the case for most big firms
    Administrative support not as good as it claims. PAs and EAs are overworked and lawyers will need to take up a fair amount of admin tasks.
    Pay below market
    Office politics and bullying is rife

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff


  4. "Dirty Politics and Bullying. Confidence killer."

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Officer in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Officer in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Minter Ellison full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Trust me when I say it. Stay away.

    Cons

    Unprofessional, Bullying, Dirty Politics. Surprisingly and unprofessionally my exit interview was done on the phone by someone from Sydney office HR.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together and clean up mess.


  5. "Too much politics - probably because people have too much free time and not enough work?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good hours. Good pay. Easy work. Not much of a challenge. Although the hours are so good which almost offsets everything else

    Cons

    Not much of training / growth plan. A lot of people don’t like changes and they are openly against learning new things


  6. "Good law firm"

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    Current Employee - Lawyer in Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Lawyer in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Minter Ellison full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I like the culture, work and location

    Cons

    Be innovative! Innovation is a core value of ME but its management style, processes and outlook are all antiquated. It is difficult to get adequately resourced to modern standards

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk gents and listen to you staff who know your business inside out


  7. "Paralegal"

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    Current Employee - Paralegal in Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Minter Ellison full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work and great culture; great location

    Cons

    Communication from partners could be improved; small workspaces

    Advice to Management

    Communication with staff is key

  8. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane

    I worked at Minter Ellison part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great partnership, ethical, a good place to work

    Cons

    Law firms can be a challenge, but this is a good one


  9. "Board Portal Software Division"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Sydney
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Minter Ellison full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fitness First gym membership, office view

    Cons

    Extreme bureaucracy, red tape everywhere you turn, micromanagement, obsession with conforming to the team, lack of forward and progressive thinking, a product clearly not ready for it's target market... Zero autonomy for experienced professionals

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage people effectively by not micromanaging


  10. "A place where confidence goes to die"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Minter Ellison full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I am struggling to think of anything.

    Cons

    There is a clear divide between lawyers and support staff. Absolutely zero chance of progression or career growth for PAs.

    Advice to Management

    Please work harder to foster a more positive work culture for this firm, it is soul destroying. Realise that your PAs might be more interested in doing something other than chasing up your clients who don't want to pay their invoices.


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