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Fasken Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2019

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Fasken CEO Peter Feldberg
Peter Feldberg
14 Ratings
  1. "Great Work Environment - Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people at Fasken are great. Everyone genuinely cares about doing a good job and working as a team. Very strong sense of community. The work is interesting and challenging. Lots of staff with 10+ years of experience.

    Cons

    No big concerns at the moment

    Advice to Management

    Continue to innovate and be creative with staff engagement and growth opportunities

    Fasken2019-01-31
  2. "Nat bad, but not great"

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant 

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

    Pros

    Very reputable place to work with big clients and high profile projects.

    Cons

    The work varies greatly on who you are working with. For the most part, if you are an assistant, you do mainly administrative work. Do not expect to gain experience beyond that, even if you ask for it.

    Fasken2019-07-09
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Rude lawyers & management"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fasken full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free food after meetings. That's about it.

    Cons

    Rude lawyers & management. They do not reward people based on their hard work. They will use your extra skills and then not give you the title advancements they promised you when they hired you, also they'll find a reason to not give you a raise. Then they'll fire you if you try and communicate to them that you'd like to just do what you were hired to do and not perform the extra skill duties you offered in hopes...

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    Fasken2019-02-07
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Payroll Clerk in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fasken part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Work spaces brand new

    Cons

    As I write this, I've only been working for Fasken for less than 3 months, so difficult to tell

    Fasken2018-12-12
  5. "Great firm to work at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fasken full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    -friendly environment -great benefits -good culture -great people

    Cons

    -physical space is decent but furniture and colour is boring -improve training offered to new and existing staff

    Fasken2018-12-06
  6. "Pros and cons"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Fasken full-time

      Pros

      Knowledgeable team. The lawyers are willing to delegate important tasks to the assistants.

      Cons

      No horizontal communication. Highly sensitive people.

      Fasken2018-11-11
    • Helpful (2)

      "Partner"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

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

        Pros

        There are no pros for this business

        Cons

        They needed to have a radical restructuring but the management team were blind to the problems in the business

        Advice to Management

        Management has since changed for the better

        Fasken2018-08-24
      • "Great company"

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        Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Vancouver, BC
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Great atmosphere, team environment, very supportive

        Cons

        cant think of any at this point

        Advice to Management

        none

        Fasken2018-07-10
      • Helpful (2)

        "Fasken"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        Supervisors are mostly flexible; peers are great to work with while they last; disorganization provides ability to work on unique and challenging projects.

        Cons

        No career growth opportunities, lack of consistency in process and policies across offices. Duplication of effort is common due to organizational challenges across regions. Outdated HR mentality.

        Advice to Management

        Dysfunctional and adversarial attitude at the leadership level permeates through the entire organization, stifling progress and growth at as a global entity.

        Fasken2018-07-02
      • Helpful (4)

        "Great place to work!"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Fasken full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Great place to work and sense of community. The HR team invests a lot into different event throughout the year to help build culture (diversity day, staff appreciation, summer and holiday parties). Internal client service is impeccable and you have the sense that everyone is on the same team. It was a pleasure working there.

        Cons

        There are opportunities to leverage technology to help make tasks and jobs easier, but it is something that is already being invested in and the results are there.

        Advice to Management

        Continue to invest in technology to enhance job efficiencies.

        Fasken2018-04-12
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