Norton Rose Fulbright Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 21 Jul 2020

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Norton Rose Fulbright Chief Executive Peter Martyr
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  • "long hours office politics no work life balance(in 25 reviews)

  • "Heavy work load and difficult to find work life balance(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lawyer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Norton Rose Fulbright part-time

    Pros

    amazing people great training and development

    Cons

    work life balance not so great

  2. "good"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Associate in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Norton Rose Fulbright full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good projects good leadership working environment

    Cons

    long hours office politics no work life balance


  3. "Good culture"

    5.0
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    Former Intern - Law Clerk 

    I worked at Norton Rose Fulbright

    Pros

    People are nice and supportive. Good pay

    Cons

    Long hours , work life balance can be hard

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    "Lawyer"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lawyer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Norton Rose Fulbright full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people, good values as a firm. CSR and pro bono is not just lip service. Pretty decent work life balance compared to other juniors in comparable firms. Graduate international opportunities are actually a thing at NRF - probs the best shot at an international rotation in Melbourne.

    Cons

    Bit tight with the purse strings re operational budget. Big firm so takes a while to get things done - even the odd email has to be approved by a lot of people. Technology & IT is not great.

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    "Not a nice experience"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Norton Rose Fulbright full-time

    Pros

    Some of the people are nice. The other pro was leaving.

    Cons

    The culture is really bad, staff welfare despite published position is a far second to partner profits which means high staff turnover The billable hours are high plus loads of non billable stuff means forget work life balance The feel of the place and infrastructure is not global or top tier for instance Sydney office requires urgent overhaul of office, printers, computers. Everything is very old. Good office clean wouldn't be a bad idea The staff kitchen probably wouldn't pass any kind of health inspection HR are useless, only care about partner's whims and are never held accountable for anything. Don't expect them to help if you contact with a problem Contacting IT for anything is the biggest waste of time again not held accountable Pay below market rate and then expect CPI or no increase No clear vision or strategy, nothing innovative or creative, information cascaded to staff even at senior level very limited This is a mid tier firm hiding behind a global banner Felt miserable working here

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  6. Helpful (7)

    "Top end client work - shame about the Partner!"

    2.0
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    Special Counsel in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Norton Rose Fulbright for more than a year

    Pros

    Big clients; excellent and diverse body of work

    Cons

    Expected to be a robot. Firm fails to walk the talk when it comes to supporting flexible work arrangements and work/life balance. Make sure the partner you work for encourages and supports you building your own client relationships. Makes it virtually impossible to build a practice when the partner controls when, where, and who you may connect with.

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  7. "Attorney"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Attorney in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Norton Rose Fulbright full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great peers and work culture.

    Cons

    Heavy work load and difficult to find work life balance

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  8. "Smart attorneys - great big law experience"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Corporate Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Norton Rose Fulbright full-time

    Pros

    Work on sophisticated and complex matters with smart people!

    Cons

    Work-life balance isn't always the best, but this is big law, so that's to be expected.

  9. "Nice place to work"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Resource Manager in London, England

    I worked at Norton Rose Fulbright full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance for employees

    Cons

    Too much red tape blocking progress

  10. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Norton Rose Fulbright full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good. People are intelligent and hardworking. Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Not the most interesting work for legal assistants.

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