Irwin Mitchell Reviews

Updated 15 May 2021

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Irwin Mitchell Group Chief Executive and Partner Andrew Tucker
Andrew Tucker
64 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexibility, Good work life balance(in 7 reviews)

  • "Accommodated flexible working hours, good with short notice AL requests, and 'dress for your day policy' was embraced(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Poor pay, rarely any bonus or pay increases, little or no encouragement from management(in 8 reviews)

  • "Limited progression for paralegals(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great place to work

      20 Apr 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company has really tried hard to improve in the last few years and I believe it is now a great place to work. The work life balance is really good, the working environment is relaxed and supportive. The company seems to be growing every year which is great to be a part of.

      Cons

      The pay is probably still a little less than you would expect from a company of this size and stature but the bonus scheme has helped improve this in recent years.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Stepping Stone

      15 May 2021 - Marketing Executive in Sheffield, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lovely team and a great place to learn.

      Cons

      Lower than industry standard pay, high workload.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Place to work

      13 May 2021 - Solictor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits and very supportive management

      Cons

      Pay should be much better

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good but not best

      12 May 2021 - Programmer Coordinator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working, good working environment

      Cons

      No growth opportunities, less pay

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great WFH arrangements

      20 Apr 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Well-being support is available to those that need it. - Those I have met have been very friendly & co-operative.

      Cons

      - Many consecutive online meetings.

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Certainly would not recommend a career here

      8 May 2021 - Paralegal in Sheffield, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Building is fairly modern and has reasonable infrastructure as well as in house canteen and other services

      Cons

      Firm politics, leadership, zero respect for junior team members, treated like a dogs body rather than valid employee. To put it simply I wouldnt wish working here on my worst enemy

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      A mixed bag - but probably pretty typical working conditions for Paralegals

      14 Jan 2021 - Paralegal in Sheffield, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good exposure to cases. Approachable team members. Almost all internal training contract applications got through to assessment centre so a good 'foot in the door'. There are genuinely lovely people in the Sheffield office. Work life balance was good. Accommodated flexible working hours, good with short notice AL requests, and 'dress for your day policy' was embraced. I found the Managing Partner, Andrew Tucker, down to earth and approachable.

      Cons

      Low pay. Earning £16k whilst billing over £200k a year and getting a £500 raise at the end of year review was a little insulting. Ridiculously high work loads placed on inexperienced paralegals with high expectations led to a lot of stress being placed on colleagues with little to no support from most senior members of the team.

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      My experince there was awful

      8 Apr 2021 - Paralegal in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice office space and location in Glasgow

      Cons

      Where do i start? You were given a huge case load to manage with little to no supervison. If a mistake was made you were threatned with a disciplinary action instead of disussing why the mistake was made and how we can avoid it in the future. Management was very poor as they would ask you to work extra 3 minutes if you came in 3 minutes late, but would never appriciate the extra working hours you did. Really the managers were micro managing the things that did not matter and failed to supervise things that did.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Salary

      6 Apr 2021 - Senior Solicitor in Birmingham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good place to work, nice culture

      Cons

      None I can think of really

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Terrible

      4 May 2021 - Legal Assistant in Sheffield, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay Good Benefits Hours work well with life balance

      Cons

      Terrible leadership Micromanaging Often borderline negligent advice given Don't listen to employees or take health, physical or mental, seriously

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