Stikeman Elliot Reviews

Updated 9 Jul 2020

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3.8
65%
Recommend to a Friend
82%
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Stikeman Elliot Managing Partner Jay C. Kellerman (no image)
Jay C. Kellerman
22 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very quickly you make friends and feel like you're part of the team, which was unexpected at a big Bay st law firm(in 5 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, work life balance, fun events(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Feeling that you are not as connected with the lawyers as you should be;(in 7 reviews)

  • "This is a classic Bay St law firm environment(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Operations Assistant"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stikeman Elliot full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great place to work, great atmosphere & work culture, great benefits

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about Stikeman.

  2. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Stikeman Elliot full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great, plus eduction allowance.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about this company,

  3. "Great Place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stikeman Elliot full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Very progressive in deploying new technology so lots or opportunity to learn -Great Pay -very smart and dedicated coworkers

    Cons

    -have to be willing to work at an aggressive pace

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  4. "Great"

    5.0
    Current Employee - LAA 

    I have been working at Stikeman Elliot full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great greeeat , dhk,, hbk

    Cons

    there are no cons here

  5. "Review"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Administrator - Lead 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stikeman Elliot full-time

    Pros

    Awesome co-workers and some lawyers are nice

    Cons

    Low salary compared to other law firms and health benefits aren't the greatest - definite favoritism - years of services has no impact on salary.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great bosses - horrible staff"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stikeman Elliot full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great bosses interesting work paid overtime, dinner and taxi home great benefits, perks events

    Cons

    Jealous insecure staff will harass you if you're great at your job..So much so you'll get sick enough to leave. HR is powerless as some of the managing partners are involved.

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  7. "Amazing Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Purchasing Coordinator in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stikeman Elliot full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Diversity and inclusiveness is very important.

    Cons

    Being a flat organization, there aren't a lot of opportunities for career growth.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "One of the Best Places I've Ever Worked"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stikeman Elliot full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Friendly and helpful staff (great for new people) - They care about Wellness - Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion - Supportive HR - Great location - Great benefits, work life balance, fun events - Commitment to learning & development (as a fairly new employee, I've learned more in my few months here than I did throughout the entirety of my last job)

    Cons

    - It's a busy & fast paced environment, definitely not for someone who's looking for an "easy" job (but it's very rewarding and you learn A LOT) - Change takes time - Like any workplace, there are going to be issues or things that don't make everyone happy (ie. busy & fast paced environment, strong personalities, challenging work, etc.), but the team at Stikeman Elliott has shown that they genuinely care about their staff, they're open to feedback and making improvements to what is already one of Canada's Best Employers.

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "One of Aon's Best Employers in Canada"

    5.0
     in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stikeman Elliot for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Great people - friendly culture, despite being a corporate law firm, really nice managers in Business Services - They care about their employees - Lots of Wellness Program offerings, such as lunch 'n' learns - Beautiful office with staff lounge with fruit and latte machines - Early departures before stat holiday weekends - Great social events e.g. Holiday Party at the Four Seasons Hotel or Summer Social at the Addison's Residence - $1000 per year Continuing Education Grant helps cover tuition - Meditation/prayer room - Fun United Way Campaign week

    Cons

    - You'll be busy - expect a full work day, everyday and the expectations are high - Sometimes it feels like it's slow to see change

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great team, office and environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stikeman Elliot full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really professional and friendly atmosphere. Very quickly you make friends and feel like you're part of the team, which was unexpected at a big Bay st law firm. Even though it's an established and leading firm they really encourage change and innovation, so it's a much more flexible environment that you might think. Absolutely beautiful office space, incredible celebrations and events, great pay and benefits. There is so much focus on wellness, development and diversity - have never seen anything like this anywhere else. If you're someone who is results-focused and prides themselves on providing awesome service, you'll do well here because that is really valued and people really appreciate top performers. LOTS of opportunity for people who work hard and take pride in their work.

    Cons

    It's a big firm so change happens but it takes time. Getting buy-in is important here and so are meetings - which means you have to be very efficient and on your game at all times. If you want to get things done very quickly and with minimal change management, this isn't the place for you. That's not a bad thing though, it really forces you to get to know people, listen to their ideas and build credibility before you can move something forward.

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