MinterEllison Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 10 Dec 2020

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Pros
  • "Lots of work, interesting matters, free gym membership, exposure to a well resourced law firm(in 11 reviews)

  • "Great culture of hard work, support and fun(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Poor pay and long hours (but standard for a law firm)(in 12 reviews)

  • "Like most top law firms, hours can be hard(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great team, long hours"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer 

    I have been working at MinterEllison full-time

    Pros

    Great team, Great facilities, great parties

    Cons

    long hours, average pay, high expectations

  2. "Great firm in which to work"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Trainee Solicitor 

    I worked at MinterEllison full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to advance

    Cons

    long hours away from family


  3. "Great law firm"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Junior Lawyer in Perth, Western Australia

    I have been working at MinterEllison full-time

    Pros

    team support, interesting work, good opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours, no personal life

  4. "Good not great"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lawyer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture and people. Company direction is good

    Cons

    long hours and under benchmark salary

  5. "Good for a large law firm"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solicitor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at MinterEllison full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most seniors are good to work with

    Cons

    Poor pay and long hours (but standard for a law firm)

  6. "Good people and culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Lawyer 

    I have been working at MinterEllison full-time

    Pros

    - Supportive staff and great culture

    Cons

    - Occasional long hours

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Okay I guess"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at MinterEllison full-time

    Pros

    Fair and reasonable considering the industry

    Cons

    Long hours and average pay - nothing too great

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Down to earth top-tier"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at MinterEllison full-time

    Pros

    - Despite being a top-tier, down-to-earth people who don't take themselves too seriously - Partners who genuinely care about the wellbeing of their teams - Ability to learn from some of the best and smartest lawyers in the country - Intellectually stimulating and challenging - Salaries starting to become more competitive - Genuine overseas work opportunities

    Cons

    - Long hours (like any law firm) - Bonus system doesn't always work (if you're the victim of write-offs out of your control) - While partners do genuinely care about the wellbeing of their teams, the work still needs to get done. So while they're still being grateful and appreciative, they're not exactly going to say "please don't sacrifice your night/weekend to get that done", rather they'll say "thank you for sacrificing your weekend to get that done, I really appreciate it".

  9. "Poor remuneration for hours worked"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at MinterEllison full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of work, interesting matters, free gym membership, exposure to a well resourced law firm

    Cons

    Like most BigLaw: long hours, uncertain and opaque promotion / partnership pathways, poor remuneration for the amount of profit you bring to the partnership

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Lawyer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Quality matters Being able to work with some extremely intelligent and hardworking colleagues Corporate events are nice Firm encourages networking

    Cons

    Long hours, as is the case for most big firms Administrative support not as good as it claims. PAs and EAs are overworked and lawyers will need to take up a fair amount of admin tasks. Pay below market Office politics and bullying is rife

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