MinterEllison Reviews

Updated 4 Jul 2020

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3.8
71%
Recommend to a Friend
63%
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MinterEllison Chief Executive Partner John Weber (no image)
John Weber
14 Ratings
Pros
  • "Lots of work, interesting matters, free gym membership, exposure to a well resourced law firm(in 10 reviews)

  • "Great culture of hard work, support and fun(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours and average pay - nothing too great(in 9 reviews)

  • "Like most top law firms, hours can be hard(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Good workplace"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MinterEllison part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    friendly helpful coworkers despite tight deadlines

    Cons

    some days can be very stressful

  2. "Good not great"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lawyer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture and people. Company direction is good

    Cons

    long hours and under benchmark salary

  3. "It's okay"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Clerk in Sydney

    I worked at MinterEllison part-time

    Pros

    Good, great building, great office, gym membership, social

    Cons

    Boring, grad salary isnt great (better at banks)

  4. "Bad bad bad avoid"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MinterEllison full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Only gym membership. That’s all

    Cons

    - Your main value as an EA is to run personal errands like getting coffee and filling up water bottles - no valuable legal work to assist with - was texted at 7am telling me to come in urgently. No please or thank you. - spoken down to like dirt. - degrading work - silos between lawyers and non law staff - bad attitudes and egos - Catty and cliquey HR team. - their values are fake and are only targeted to lawyers. - no clear career progression for EAs

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  5. "Working at law firm"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at MinterEllison full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, nice people, cohesive, largest Aussie firm, national practice

    Cons

    Hard Working, tough job, repeated work, long working hours, brainstorming

  6. "Lawyer revie"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Lawyer 

    I have been working at MinterEllison full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It is not a bad place to work

    Cons

    All workplaces have areas for improvement

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Typical top tier law firm"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at MinterEllison full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good initiatives to get involved in, culture is fairly ok and better than some firms I have worked at.

    Cons

    There is little to no career progression, no bonuses and pay rises are minuscule, very high amount of support staff turnover, lawyers are allowed to do whatever they want because they "bring the dollars in" but support staff get dragged over the coals for minor mistakes. I wish that support staff were more valued at MinterEllison and the recognition put in for the hard work we do to keep many different personalities happy.

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  8. "High pressure work environment"

    1.0
     

    I worked at MinterEllison

    Pros

    Free gym membership Flexible working arrangements

    Cons

    Poor leadership Toxic working environment, high pressure Higher ups had little to no respect for their staff

  9. "Commendable firm!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Technical Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture Flexible working Good company reputation

    Cons

    A little backward in processes and innovation Partners can roadblock important business ops of the firm

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  10. "Great work, smart people!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing and complex matters Smart partners to work with and learn from Great culture of hard work, support and fun

    Cons

    Sometimes it’s hard to balance life but it is usually at crunch time.

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