Slater & Gordon UK Reviews

Updated 2 Aug 2020

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2.8
41%
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Slater & Gordon UK CEO David Whitmore
David Whitmore
67 Ratings
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  • "The senior management keeps coming out with new stupid ideas which makes people even more stressed(in 12 reviews)

  • "Low staff morale - the staff turnover and the employee survey this year proved that - yet we’re boasting about how employees are engaged(in 12 reviews)

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  1. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Strong, and getting stronger!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Services Analyst in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Slater & Gordon UK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Having returned to the company a few years ago after a stint elsewhere, I'm very glad I did! In the recent time of crisis for the whole country, Slater & Gordon have really proved their worth as a great company to work for. Week one of lockdown the vast majority of employees were able to set up and work from home, a great relief and reassuring in terms of job security. Forward thinking decisions around technology by the Management are really paying off now, and their genuine care and concern for staff and their wellbeing is shining through. Well done S&G!

    Cons

    There have been ups and downs well documented in the press, but from the inside I can honestly say the organisation has come through everything and has a lot of drive. Slater & Gordon is strong and only getting stronger!

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of positive change"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Slater & Gordon UK full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working Moving in the right direction Knowledgeable and experienced colleagues Embracing new technology (speed of delivery can be an issue) Good career progression in some areas

    Cons

    Experience isn’t the same across all departments, some have a better time than others with working conditions, salary and progression. Needs to be levelled up.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Badly organised"

    1.0
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Liverpool, England

    I have been working at Slater & Gordon UK full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some of the other staff are helpful

    Cons

    Communicating of changes is very poor

  4. "Leading PI Firm within Cardiff area"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chartered Legal Executive in Cardiff, Wales
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Slater & Gordon UK full-time

    Pros

    Great teams, flexi-working, work from home.

    Cons

    Communication between upper management and fee earners

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Shocking senior management"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Slater & Gordon UK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fantastic office full of great people that the senior management through lies and changing of the goalposts destroyed beyond repair.

    Cons

    Terrible senior management who lie in the face of their staff saying that everything was “ok” when it clearly was anything but that.

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Avoid this company if you value honest and transparent leadership"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solicitor in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Slater & Gordon UK full-time

    Pros

    Some of the staff are nice.

    Cons

    So many cons to working at this business, lack of leadership and targets we nobody can hit. The business is run by ex accountants and is not a law firm, most of the decent staff have left the business. Junior staff promoted above the capability. I could actually go on all day. I really do not understand how this business has any positive reviews from staff.

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  7. Helpful (6)

    "Leadership need to walk the walk, not talk the talk. Awful."

    1.0
    Former Employee - Client Services in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Slater & Gordon UK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are some shining diamonds in the midst of all the toxicness.

    Cons

    Have a horrible, bullying way of managing people. They have continued to employ 'leaders' who just want to make themselves look good and do not care for their colleague community, clients or so called recently launched 'values'. It is all window-dressing. Communications are reguarly sent to tick a box, yet the senior leadership team are oblivious to what goes on underneath their levels. If you are willing to say 'yes' to your 'Head of' when you know it is the wrong thing to do, for clients, colleagues are commerciality, then you'll be fine there. If you want a business that promotes ideas, challenge, transparency and co-creation that it is strongly recommended to go elsewhere.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Shocking senior management"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Slater & Gordon UK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits on offer.

    Cons

    Senior management keep staff in dark, total lack of accountability from them and plans for the company changed every other week so no idea if you were coming or going.

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  9. COVID-19
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    "COVID 19"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Enforcement Officer in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Slater & Gordon UK full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    During this hectic time we are all facing I am glad to say that S&G have not reacted in a way like most and more so taken each day as it comes. A number of industries have folded and made staff redundant and instantly offered furlough but S&G decided to take this opportunity to use our new equipment out. We have accessibility to work from home with out new laptops and able to stay connected to our most important people ( our clients and colleagues) via Microsoft teams. I am very grateful that I have a partner who is a nurse and 3 young children whereby my management allow me to work my hours accordingly and have given me the support I most require to ensure my family are safe. I was beginning to think as the time went bye S&G would be pushing me more on my work load but to be honest they have not, I ensure that I have worked my hours as and when and the company are offering more home recourses to ensure my health and wellbeing is priority which in this day and age is important. I know this has been right across the board and I am grateful that I have my full wage still coming into the house hold. I know this may be difficult for some people as we all face our own challenges in life but at the end of the day the most important thing we can be thankful for is our job and wages to keep our family going in this crisis. I am finding working from home more comfortable now and actually getting into a routine and not have to worry about 'targets/ work load ' as much as we have the full capability to work and no pressure from our management

    Cons

    in the past the structure for bonus / pay review was never across the board but now its changed to give everyone a fair chance as its not just the big billers that make S&G work its everyone in the cog!

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  10. COVID-19
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    "Very supportive and a great environment for development"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Solicitor in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Slater & Gordon UK full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Communication, support and career development. I have had significant support over the years in furthering my career. Hard work is recognised.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can difficult to balance work/home life. However, that is often the case with legal jobs.

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