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Simmons & Simmons Reviews

Updated 15 Oct 2019

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Simmons & Simmons CEO Jeremy Hoyland
Jeremy Hoyland
27 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work life balance and colleagues(in 8 reviews)

  • "A collegiate and open-plan office with genuinely nice people I would happily spend the rest of my career working alongside(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Business services teams split between London & Bristol, which makes communication difficult at times(in 7 reviews)

  • "Some partners are rude and believe you are just a support staff(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - IT Procurement Administrator in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Support & Training, Personal Benefits. Career Opportunities, Sociable

    Cons

    There are no Cons to date

    Simmons & Simmons2019-10-15
  2. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Operations Assistant in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Simmons & Simmons full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Brilliant business services managers, particularly in HR. Collaborative atmosphere. Extensive opportunities for flexible working - most colleagues had at least one 'set' working from home day per week. Improving culture in the Bristol office - lots of social events to bring people together and encourage interaction, eg. Sports events, monthly drinks etc. Lovely office. Great Benefits.

    Cons

    Business services teams split between London & Bristol, which makes communication difficult at times. I can't really speak for the Fee-Earner side which seems to be fairly different to Business Services.

    Simmons & Simmons2019-08-17
  3. "Excellent introduction to the firm"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources - Graduate Recruitment in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lovely people and the welcome and introduction cannot be faulted

    Cons

    Inside of the London office is a bit outdated

    Simmons & Simmons2019-08-13
  4. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training on induction was very thorough but could do with being spread out more

    Cons

    There are no cons as of yet

    Simmons & Simmons2019-07-09
  5. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Full Stack Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people. Casual clothing allowed. Flexible working hours. Great office and facilities. Good benefits and compensation. Hot desking.

    Cons

    No agreed upon standard for software development best practices and automated testing.

    Simmons & Simmons2019-06-27
  6. "A standout law firm that genuinely cares about its people"

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    Current Employee - Resourcing Advisor in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Simmons & Simmons part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working; collaborative working ethos; respectful people from top to bottom; high performance culture; great working environment in a brand new state of the art building

    Cons

    London centric but the Bristol office is growing and senior management have made it clear that the Bristol office is a key growth area - hence moving into much bigger, state of the art offices.

    Simmons & Simmons2019-06-11
  7. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Simmons & Simmons full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance and colleagues

    Cons

    No good career path ahead

    Advice to Management

    Good

    Simmons & Simmons2019-05-09
  8. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beijing, Beijing
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Simmons & Simmons full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Facilities were nice, people were nice. Friendly atmosphere between the two groups (IP and General Corporate). Located in (what was) Beijing's tallest tower. Very collaborative group.

    Cons

    Lifestyle is boss-dependent. Workhours are long. Being in a commercial building, often there were interruptions to work hours. Beijing smog.

    Simmons & Simmons2019-05-02
  9. "Great place and nice people"

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    I have been working at Simmons & Simmons

    Pros

    Nice people. Work/life balance perfect.

    Cons

    Remuneration too low. Too modest!

    Advice to Management

    Rise the remuneration!

    Simmons & Simmons2019-03-31
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    "HR Management Issues"

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Paris
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Simmons & Simmons full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Central Paris, well served by public transportation. Good working relationships among support staff. Relaxation lounge. Good supplemental health insurance. €9.60 meal tickets.

    Cons

    Work in open space. Low bonus if ever. RTT removed in case of sick day. No annual training plan. No incentive for positive engagements. No employee representatives. etc.

    Advice to Management

    Mother company should pay more attention to the local HR (mis)management.

    Simmons & Simmons2019-03-04
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