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Pros
  • "Great location by Chancery Lane, excellent facilities within the office, fairly quick development, useful new HR/professional development system(in 6 reviews)

  • "(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "The canteen and the toilets are a disgrace(in 9 reviews)

  • "Promotions are arbitrary and it is reflective of the fact that for almost everyone it is a first graduate job or stop-gap(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "A great place to work if you like office politics and repetitive work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chambers and Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great location. Work is beyond easy and employees are able to manage their own workload. Some very talented and intelligent people but they of course leave as soon as they can. Good place for a graduate to earn some money on a temporary basis but only as a last resort if they cant find anything else.

    Cons

    The building is falling apart and the company has a bad mice infestation. A persons experience depends on the team they are placed on and some teams are known for their excessive micromanaging and bullying. Promotions are arbitrary so the only way to progress is to get in with the right people from the very start, leading to very young and immature people who only seem concerned with social status assuming senior roles. Certain employees fail to take accountability for their own mistakes and blame others. Work is mundane, repetitive and unrewarding. Toilets are grim. Management are bonkers and have no idea what their employees actually do. Bizarre interview process. Culture of fear and paranoia. Employees will most likely leave the company with low self-esteem.

    Chambers and Partners2017-12-14
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great junior staff, bad senior management"

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    Former Employee - Writer/Researcher in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chambers and Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The junior staff are fantastic and the hours are good.

    Cons

    Senior management have no interest in staff, promotions are arbitrary and morale is incredibly low.

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    Chambers and Partners2016-05-27
  3. Helpful (13)

    "The "featured review" is written by management"

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    Researcher/Writer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chambers and Partners for less than a year

    Pros

    - I made some great friends, really fantastic, intelligent group of people - Easy-going; manage your own workload, no problems when running late, chilling on the Internet etc - as long as you got things done

    Cons

    I think it is wrong that the "featured" (read, paid-for) review is written by management. The tone and content are not reflective on anyone I know or have known working here. The fact is the pay is too low for mundane work, and the staff are vastly overqualified. Promotions are arbitrary and it is reflective of the fact that for almost everyone it is a first graduate job or stop-gap

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    Chambers and Partners2016-02-19
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Awful management, OK place"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chambers and Partners

    Pros

    Great opportunities for personal development, taking on responsibilities and networking. It's a very prestigious organisation. Excellent location in the West End, nice colleagues.

    Cons

    Staff not valued. Arbitrary promotion criteria, low salaries. Lack of leadership, mid management positions given to young, inexperienced people who then struggle to do the job.

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    Chambers and Partners2015-08-14
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Deputy Editor"

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    Former Employee - Deputy Editor in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chambers and Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some excellent colleagues and a relaxed environment. No supervision means you are as free as you want to perform either a good or a poor work.

    Cons

    Sadly, I subscribe all previous comments: dangerously inexperienced middle management, poor training, "be thankful you've a job and don't complain" type of culture, poorly maintained premises and arbitrary promotion criteria. On top of that, salary is too low.

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    Chambers and Partners2014-06-19

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