Herbert Smith Freehills Employee Reviews about "working environment"

Updated 18 Nov 2020

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  1. "Job"

    5.0
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

    I have been working at Herbert Smith Freehills

    Pros

    Professional and engaging working environment.

    Cons

    Have not encountered any yet.

  2. "Great job, sadly ended due to a team restructure"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Herbert Smith Freehills full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fantastic team, great. working environment

    Cons

    Travel to and from the office (I live outside of London)

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  3. "Good Starting Job"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Legal Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Herbert Smith Freehills full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive Salary, Good working environment, No long hours, Good social events

    Cons

    The work becomes boring quickly, you are essentially a human filter. Can sit for days/weeks with no work. Very poor career progression, unless you want to spend 5 years here and then move to London. Although steps were taken to address this.

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  4. "Review"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paralegal in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Herbert Smith Freehills full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment and communication

    Cons

    Better opportunities for growth could be put in place

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good people to work with"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solicitor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Herbert Smith Freehills full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good working environment and good benefits

    Cons

    Some of the work can be tedious

  6. "Paralegal"

    3.0
     in London, England

    I worked at Herbert Smith Freehills for less than a year

    Pros

    Herbert Smith Freehills' London office offered a very professional working environment and great facilities.

    Cons

    Some divisions of HSF were very unsociable.

  7. "hsf legal assistant"

    3.0
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    Legal Assistant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Herbert Smith Freehills for less than a year

    Pros

    excellent pay rate for new legal graduates and they hire often excellent social working environment

    Cons

    repetitive document reviewing senior members of staff are hard to get a hold off

  8. "Nice working environment"

    4.0
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    Former Intern - Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Herbert Smith Freehills for less than a year

    Pros

    nice coworkers and working environment, high-profile deals

    Cons

    long hours, only IPO projects

  9. "Great Company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Analyst in Perth, Western Australia

    I worked at Herbert Smith Freehills full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working Environment is great. HSF name on your resume opens doors in the future.

    Cons

    Couldn't find any pros. I really enjoyed it.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great law firm"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Junior Associate in Madrid
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Herbert Smith Freehills full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Fantastic training programme - Excellent working environment - Provide legal advice on major deals - Competitive salary

    Cons

    - Sometimes work pace could be stressful

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