Pinsent Masons Reviews

Updated 20 Jan 2021

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3.9
69%
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97%
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Pinsent Masons Senior Partner  Richard Foley
Richard Foley
16 Ratings
Pros
  • "Seems to be a decent work life balance in comparison with other firms(in 10 reviews)

  • "Good culture, mostly friendly people and good social events(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Average pay but long hours in some teams(in 5 reviews)

  • "All in all, PM has turned into the Mac Donald’s of law firms - a fast stop for a quick fill(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Corporate Paralegal in Birmingham, England

    I have been working at Pinsent Masons full-time

    Pros

    Agile working is useful and supported

    Cons

    Not really grasped the purpose

  2. "Seriously low pay compared with competing firms"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Team Administrator in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pinsent Masons full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Exposure to a variety of tasks in this role - sometimes would receive paralegal/trainee type tasks if low on resources - Early career starters with most of the TA's so driven environment

    Cons

    - Passive aggressive with click culture in some groups - Low pay it's ridiculous - Lack of support with training


  3. "Toxic competitive culture & long hours"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Lawyer in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Pinsent Masons full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Varied and interesting portfolio of work.

    Cons

    The department I worked in had a toxic and competitive culture - which was driven top down and replicated by eager few earners trying to please senior staff - that’s not indicative of the firm as I knew others in different departments who had much better teams. The hours were long and unsociable. Macho culture - particularly from women. A team with a revolving door of junior lawyers.

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  4. "Review"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England

    I have been working at Pinsent Masons full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly people, good culture overall, interesting work

    Cons

    Low pay, lack of career progression

  5. "Face must fit"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Solicitor in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pinsent Masons full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Progressive firm, forward thinking & good quality of work

    Cons

    I found my face didn’t fit, therefore hard to progress & make a name for myself. My supervisor a senior associate was difficult to work with & created issues daily. When addressed with management they made it a performance issue & placed me on performance review. I was a complete emotional wreck when I left.

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  6. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pinsent Masons full-time

    Pros

    Diversity & Inclusion Training and Development Mindful Business Charter Flexible working the norm

    Cons

    Salaries are not the highest

  7. "Great atmosphere!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Barrister in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pinsent Masons full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It is my first year and everyone is great to work with! So far it has been a blast.

    Cons

    There are none at all.

  8. "Great firm, really positive culture"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Lawyer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pinsent Masons full-time

    Pros

    Culture, work/life balance, genuine opportunities to succeed

    Cons

    Lower pay than some competitors

  9. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Bids Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pinsent Masons full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It’s a purpose driven firm

    Cons

    It’s a busy role at a busy firm

  10. "Enjoyable"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Solicitor in Birmingham, England

    I have been working at Pinsent Masons full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyable place to work, good work and people

    Cons

    Career / salary opportunities and plans can be opaque

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