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2.9
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52%
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93%
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Mark Wyatt
5 Ratings
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  • "Promotions are arbitrary and it is reflective of the fact that for almost everyone it is a first graduate job or stop-gap(in 5 reviews)

  • "(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chambers and Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Chambers and Partners is a truly international company both internally with colleagues from all continents who speak more than 20 different languages and externally with clients based in more than 150 countries. The people at Chambers are not only very well educated, but also friendly, ambitious, creative and very diverse. I particularly enjoy team outings and different activities with colleagues from other teams. ...

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    Cons

    Although Chambers is the world market leader in the legal marketing sector it is still below the average salaries compared to its clients, which are the biggest law firms in the world. However, one needs to bear in mind that Chambers and Partners is a publishing company and not a law firm. Having said this, C&P is a good starting point for a successful career in other industries, because of the recognition and prestige...

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    Chambers and Partners2018-08-06

    Chambers and Partners Response

    August 7, 2018HR

    Thank you very much for your review. We are in the process of introducing new benefits for all our employees and will be reviewing the remuneration package. We are also reviewing career progression and will be advertising all opportunities internally. If you would like to share more ...

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  2. "First job"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Chambers and Partners full-time

      Pros

      Good first job. Safe place to develop useful office skills such as speaking to the strangers on the phone and working to deadlines.

      Cons

      Tired office and tired equipment, however I understand they have moved to a new office in the last couple of years and so this is likely to have improved.

      Chambers and Partners2019-02-08
    • Helpful (3)

      "Disappointing"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Chambers and Partners full-time

      Pros

      - There were tissues in their toilets. - There were chairs you could sit on. - There were doors to enter the building.

      Cons

      One shouldn't think they've magically changed for the better when they came under private equity, especially given that many existing staff including the current owner already worked there. - Exceeding the extra mile, delivering outstanding outcomes and inspiring others requires integrating, rapport-building and maintaining solid, lengthy relationships with others. But the employees made it impossible to do so, as...

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      Advice to Management

      Already given.

      Chambers and Partners2019-01-24
    • "Emerging as a great company to work for"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Chambers and Partners full-time

      Pros

      Things at Chambers have changed a lot since I joined. The move to new offices has made a big difference and mgt seem to want to change things. I think my team is great and the wider group of people I work with are down to earth and easy to get on with.

      Cons

      Could be more cross Dept communications

      Advice to Management

      Keep talking to staff about changes that are taking place

      Chambers and Partners2018-09-24
    • "Exciting New Propects"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Chambers and Partners full-time

      Pros

      Since the companies new ownership, the working environment has improved dramatically. Employees have had the opportunity to have their voices heard and the actions of the new management have been firmly positive. The enthusiasm has increased massively and people seem genuinely happy and in favour of the decisions being made at the top.

      Cons

      Although the changes thus far have positively effected the moral within the employee community, there still those, especially in research positions, that feel job progression can be too slow - however with the steps being taken, there is hope that this with time will also improve.

      Chambers and Partners2018-07-17

      Chambers and Partners Response

      July 18, 2018HR

      Thank you very much for your review, and for your positive comments about Chambers’ new direction. We are currently reviewing the job progression process in the company, and we would love to hear more from you. If you would like to share more with us, please send an email to HR@chambersandpartners.co.uk. ...

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    • Helpful (1)

      "Great team, but work progression is dubious."

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      Former Employee - Writer/Resesrcher in London, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Chambers and Partners full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Everyone is bright and talented, as well as friendly and good fun to work with. While someone on here mentioned not having flexible hours, you actually can be flexible and do whatever hours you like as long as you do you do the time. Can be fun talking to lawyers and finding out more about different legal markets.

      Cons

      Career progression seems to be based more on how long you've worked there. Also the pay doesn't really reflect the work that you put in.

      Advice to Management

      I'm not sure it would be fair to comment as the new CEO seems to be doing some good things but too early to know what impact that will have.

      Chambers and Partners2018-06-30

      Chambers and Partners Response

      July 6, 2018Social Media/Content Manager

      Thank you for your review. We are currently reviewing the areas you commented on, and it would be great if you could tell us more by sending an email to HR@chambersandpartners.co.uk. Hearing about your experience at Chambers in further detail would be of great support to our effort ...

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    • Helpful (1)

      "The people are the best part"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Chambers and Partners full-time

      Pros

      Great social dynamic and friendly colleagues.

      Cons

      A bit of a boy's club that doesn't reward based on merit but rather loyalty (longevity) and popularity.

      Chambers and Partners2018-06-29

      Chambers and Partners Response

      July 4, 2018Social Media/Content Manager

      Thank you very much for your review and your comments regarding career progression. We are currently reviewing this area. Please feel free to contact us at HR@chambersandpartners.co.uk if you wish to tell us more, as we would like to hear more about your experience at Chambers. Your ...

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    • "lovely people and a lot of things going on"

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

      I have been working at Chambers and Partners full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      People are absolutely lovely, it's a pleasure to go to work in the morning because it's like catching up with your friends. There are always opportunities for career progression, and it's satisfactory to work for a company that is a leader of its sector. The change of management brought a very positive new atmosphere, with a tangible feeling that the company is changing, modernising and working towards new and interesting...

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      Cons

      The working day ends at 6pm, which is not ideal (I wouldn't mind starting earlier and leave at 5pm or 5.30pm).

      Advice to Management

      Consider changing the working hours

      Chambers and Partners2018-06-27

      Chambers and Partners Response

      July 4, 2018Social Media/Content Manager

      Thank you for your review, we value your comments and are currently reviewing flexibility regarding working hours as a result. Kind regards, Chambers and Partners.

    • "Researcher/Writer"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

      I have been working at Chambers and Partners full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Nice people Flexible hours That's about it.

      Cons

      Stressful amount of work Low salary

      Chambers and Partners2018-06-05
    • Helpful (2)

      "High staff turnover for a reason"

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      Former Employee - Deputy Editor in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Chambers and Partners full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great sense of comradery as most colleagues equally miserable - most people genuinely create lasting friendships there. You have the security and structure that comes with working for a reasonably large, longstanding company. Processes, an actual HR function etc were greatly missed when I moved on to a startup. They only promote from within so there's excellent opportunity to move up through the ranks far quicker...

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      Cons

      Staff are overworked and under valued - it's just expected that you'll work several hours unpaid overtime per week. It's common knowledge that everyone in an editorial position ends up going into the office at weekends and bank holidays in the run up to deadlines. Incredibly difficult to maintain a work/life balance. The work is repetitive and the company is set in its ways - I can't imagine the senior managerial...

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      Advice to Management

      If you know there's too much work to be completed within working hours, hire more staff!

      Chambers and Partners2018-05-20
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