Simmons & Simmons Employee Reviews about "nice people"

Updated 27 Jun 2019

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Simmons & Simmons Managing Partner Jeremy Hoyland
Jeremy Hoyland
38 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. "Great company"

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

  2. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Great place and nice people"

    3.0
     

    I have been working at Simmons & Simmons

    Pros

    Nice people. Work/life balance perfect.

    Cons

    Remuneration too low. Too modest!

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  4. "Associate"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  5. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Simmons & Simmons full-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Work could be repetitive and dull

  6. "Best of both worlds"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Trainee Solicitor in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    City/International work, regional setting. A collegiate and open-plan office with genuinely nice people I would happily spend the rest of my career working alongside. Sense that Bristol is on an upward trajectory.

    Cons

    "One firm in the UK" approach is very London-centric and issues arising from this are apparent in various ways in the working relationship between Bristol and London.

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  7. "Associate"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Simmons & Simmons full-time

    Pros

    nice people, nice environment, strong find practice

    Cons

    A bit self contained, cross selling not ideal

  8. "Good work/life balance. Average salary."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainee in Rome
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Nice people

    Cons

    Average salary. Extremely variable workload.

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