Simmons & Simmons Reviews

Updated 8 Aug 2020

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3.9
75%
Recommend to a Friend
88%
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Simmons & Simmons Managing Partner Jeremy Hoyland
Jeremy Hoyland
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work life balance and colleagues(in 10 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)

  • "Lack of a structured career path for business services staff, especially in smaller offices(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Very friendly environment"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    People are generally approachable and the environment is quite friendly. Great work-life balance, very flexible.

    Cons

    Lack of structure/governance and sometimes of professionalism. No change/improvement culture, very reactive behaviour to problems.

  2. "Heirarchical"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lawyer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Simmons & Simmons full-time

    Pros

    Respectable firm with some big clients. Diversity is important to the firm.

    Cons

    Complex management structure and very hard to advance. Not as female-friendly as it should be.


  3. "NA"

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

    I have been working at Simmons & Simmons full-time

    Pros

    friendly work environment, nice colleagues

    Cons

    long work hours, but everything is good

  4. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work. The business buys into the M&BD function and actively supports campaigns. Competitive pay and benefits. People are friendly and management treats you like an adult (not always the case in law firms). Great on-site restaurant.

    Cons

    Toilets need a refurb.

  5. "Great Firm"

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

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

    Pros

    High quality work - no volume stuff. Very motivated team.

    Cons

    Hours can on occasion feel a bit long for pay.

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  6. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  7. "Good firm"

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

    I worked at Simmons & Simmons full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    High quality work Skilled lawyers

    Cons

    1. Long hours 2. Lots of cost squeezing 3. Old offices

  8. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  9. "Excellent introduction to the firm"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  10. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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