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Simmons & Simmons Reviews

Updated 9 Jul 2019

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Simmons & Simmons CEO Jeremy Hoyland
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25 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
  • "Little progression opportunities in Business Services(in 6 reviews)

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

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  1. "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
  2. "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
  3. "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
  4. "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
  5. "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
  6. "Great place and nice people"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      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
    • "Business development Executive"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Simmons & Simmons full-time

      Pros

      Good working environment Good colleagues Global platform

      Cons

      Low salary, unclear career path, there are some bad bosses

      Simmons & Simmons2018-08-27
    • "Associate"

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      Current Employee - Associate in London, England
      Recommends

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

      Pros

      - Good level of responsibility - client interaction - nice people

      Cons

      - training is lacking in certain areas for associates - PSLs aren't there for certain teams

      Simmons & Simmons2018-08-27
    • "Business Support"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Simmons & Simmons full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Flexible working, Fair salary, Autonomy

      Cons

      Lean teams (everyone working at beyond full capacity) Poor/slow decision making due to partnership structure

      Advice to Management

      Don't make so many decisions without doing the research/due diligence first.

      Simmons & Simmons2018-07-31
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