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Chambers and Partners Reviews

Updated 11 Sep 2019

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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)

  • "High staff turnover and poor communication between management and employees/ very little support(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "An exciting company to be part of"

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    Current Employee - People Advisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Growing company - Great colleagues - Great leadership team - Fantastic office space

    Cons

    No cons. The company went through a transition last year, which has lead to exciting opportunities that it is great to be part of. I would love to see more collaboration across teams and departments.

    Chambers and Partners2019-09-05

    Chambers and Partners Response

    September 11, 2019HR

    Thank you very much for your kind words. We are incredibly happy that you are having such a positive experience at Chambers and that you feel as part of the company’s future. We recently launched a new portal that makes internal communication across departments easier, and are always ...

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  2. "Unrecognisable from the pre 2018 era (in a good way)"

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

    I have been working at Chambers and Partners full-time

    Pros

    Ignore all reviews from before March 2018, which is when the company was taken over by serious business minds and finally ditched the mad dictator, Michael. Be aware that in mid 2018 we moved from the worst building in London to one of the better ones. Other pros: some degree of flexible working and the ability to work from home when necessary is fantastic. I would find it hard to move to a company that did not... offer this now. New CEO Tim seems a bit more focused on the core goals than 2018-19 CEO Mark, who found it difficult to defer to the expertise of those around him. Current building is pretty nice - not perfect - but pretty nice. Free tea and coffee that is high end makes more of a difference than you might think. Apparently even the BBC doesn't have nice coffee in its offices. 99% of staff on Research are absolutely lovely and Rieta, who is in charge of all of Research, is excellent. 99.9999% of editors and deputy editors really care about maintaining a high quality product and getting the most out of their teams while doing a decent job of keeping morale high. Good social scene. If you can't find people with the same interests as you, you're doing something wrong. From my perspective promotions within Research are extremely meritocratic, especially nowadays.

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    Cons

    Now that we're owned by a private equity company, it is obvious that the only thing that matters is the bottom line. This at least means that everyone knows where they stand, but it also means that Research can feel a bit hard done by, because hiring a new researcher doesn't obviously lead to more profit, but hiring a new salesperson does. Inevitable, this leads to Research feeling a bit unloved at times. I get... the impression that management believe that the amazing new IT innovations are working seamlessly, whereas to those on the frontline, they can be a bit hit and miss. The rhetoric from the top doesn't always match the reality on the ground. For instance, the talk about making Chambers a proper career for new grads needs to be accompanied by a comprehensive salary solution. Some progress has been made on that, but not enough. What incentive is there for a deputy to keep knocking it out of the park year after year?

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    Advice to Management

    Continue to think about how to make roles at Chambers a career, not just a job, and accept that doing this might involve spending real money. Remember that you have a huge vat of talent in your Research team. You don't always have to recruit from outside. When you eventually move office, please stay in centralish London. Please don't move far away. Canary Wharf counts as far away. If you want to find out... what it's "really like" on Research, you could try asking someone what it's like. They would be able to tell you where the inefficiencies like, if any. Be aware that there may not be a free solution. If there was a way for researchers to easily double their efficiency, they would have done it by now.

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    Chambers and Partners2019-09-11

    Chambers and Partners Response

    September 11, 2019HR

    Thank you very much for such a detailed review. We are glad that you find your experience at Chambers so positive, and we really appreciate your kind words for your colleagues in research, our Editor-in-Chief Rieta and our CEO Tim. Thanks for your feedback about your experience with ...

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  3. "A great place to work and an exciting journey!"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's almost a cliche, as most organisations will profess that their people are their best asset but i can say that with Chambers that this is the honest truth. I joined at a point where the company experienced rapid growth in line with it's success and enjoyed working with the a friendly, down to earth and driven senior management team as well as a fun, highly intelligent and intellectually curious workforce. In... HR it is important that you get buy-in from senior management as well as staff to make significant organisational changes and i received this from the start up until my move from the organisation. I'll always remember my time at Chambers as a busy, exciting and fun period of my career.

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    Cons

    Improving the Compensation and Benefits available to staff

    Advice to Management

    Possibly looking into a more competitive comp and benefits package for all employee's - however this may already be in the works, knowing the expertise in the HR team.

    Chambers and Partners2019-09-04
  4. "Lots of opportunities and great atmosphere"

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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

    Great people and great working atmosphere. Office space is fantastic with lots of perks.

    Cons

    Can't think of any as people are friendly and supportive

    Chambers and Partners2019-09-04

    Chambers and Partners Response

    September 4, 2019HR

    Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy that your experience at Chambers and Partners is so positive – we constantly work to improve and are very proud of our work environment and community. Do not hesitate to email us at people@chambers.com if you wish to add anything.

  5. "A very warm welcome from Chambers and Partners. A great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have just started working at Chambers and Partners and have been greatly impressed by the professionalism and attention to detail during my training, as well as the positive attitude from other employees. Everyone has been extremely friendly, welcoming and immensely helpful. The location of the office is fantastic and the WeWork space has many perks. I'm happy to have my own responsibilities early on in the role... and to feel immersed in the company from the get-go.

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    Cons

    There is not the option to work from home in this role.

    Chambers and Partners2019-09-04

    Chambers and Partners Response

    September 11, 2019HR

    Thank you very much for your review, we are very happy that you find your experience at Chambers so positive. We are very proud that you found everyone at the company supportive and helpful. As per your comment regarding working from home, we are investing in new infrastructure that ...

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  6. "Froward-looking company"

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team-collaboration, good training, provision of constructive feedback, chance to create dynamic work relations, to develop knowledge and strong communication skills.

    Cons

    Large workload, very tight deadlines.

    Chambers and Partners2019-09-01

    Chambers and Partners Response

    September 4, 2019HR

    Thank you so much for your kind words, we are very happy that you consider Chambers and Partners as a company where you are able to progress and grow in your professional career. We value work-life balance, and we appreciate your thoughts about the current situation of workload and ...

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  7. "An exciting place to work in a great locatoin."

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

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

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, excellent offices, lots of opportunity. It feels like a startup.

    Cons

    A long commute from where I live. It would be nice if we all shared an office.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Chambers and Partners2019-08-28

    Chambers and Partners Response

    September 4, 2019HR

    Thank you very much for your review. We are glad that you are enjoying your time at Chambers and Partners, our work environment and all the opportunities we offer to our employees. We appreciate your comment about sharing a single office, unfortunately the current location does not ...

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  8. "Great Place to work! Great Offices! Fun!"

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    Current Employee - Resourcing Partner - Human Resources in Farringdon, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great leadership team! Approachable! Love the autonomy and the opportunity to put my own stamp on things - all ideas are welcomed. Very exciting time to join with the transformation bring new opportunities for progression and being hands on with projects in order to make a difference. Really happy!

    Cons

    None that I can think of so far!

    Chambers and Partners2019-07-10

    Chambers and Partners Response

    July 15, 2019HR

    Thank you very much for your review, we are very happy that you are having such an excellent time at Chambers and Partners. It is great to hear that you feel able to express ideas and to make a difference. Do not hesitate to contact us at people@chambers.com if you would like to ...

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  9. "A fun place to work"

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    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team environment Company is growing and professionalising Lots of exposure to senior management

    Cons

    some systems are very outdated

    Advice to Management

    With so much change, communications could be better

    Chambers and Partners2019-07-10

    Chambers and Partners Response

    July 15, 2019HR

    Thank you very much for your review, it is always great to hear that our employees find working at Chambers enjoyable. We are currently investing in our technology and are rolling out a range of new systems to all of our people. In order to improve internal communication, we recently ...

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  10. "Throughly enjoyed my time at Chambers - would (and have) recommended to a friend."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The research work is interesting and you spend time speaking to some really interesting people in a variety of lines of work. - They have made a real effort to bring in a new system so that it is clear how you as an employee can improve and what you need to do to secure a promotion. - All the research staff are great and Chambers has a good social scene. - Their WeWork office has a lot of benifits you take... for granted untill you leave.

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    Cons

    The starting salary of £23,000 for a Research Analyst is on the low end for London jobs.

    Chambers and Partners2019-06-21

    Chambers and Partners Response

    July 15, 2019HR

    Thank you very much for your review, we are very pleased that you had such a positive experience during your time at Chambers and that you appreciated our new performance management system, our staff and social activities – and thank you very much for recommending us to a friend! ...

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