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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Brilliant team and strong mgmt makes a dynamic work culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McCarthy Tétrault full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -diverse skill-sets across team
    -innovative firm, stands as a leader in the legal industry (maybe this is with a little employee bias, but hey, employee satisfaction points)
    -strong leadership, upper is clear, supportive and makes every bit of effort to help its employees develop

    Cons

    -expect high volumes of work during peak periods but there are plenty of opportunities to participate in community and social functions as well!

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good company."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McCarthy Tétrault part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    When you're a full-time employee you get decent benefits, even to go back to school and fitness reimbursements.

    Cons

    Nothing to say bad about the company.

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McCarthy Tétrault full-time

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, pretty easygoing for a law firm. People who work here are nice. Salary and benefits are pretty nice.

    Cons

    Doesn't seem to be a lot of room for advancement, but that's the nature of the position.


  4. "N/a"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McCarthy Tétrault full-time

    Pros

    Strong vision coming from Sr. management

    Cons

    Firm culture is very insulative


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great culture!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial/Business Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Financial/Business Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McCarthy Tétrault full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Forget any cliches you might have on law firms - McCarthy Tetrault is the type of firm you've been dreaming to work for - management cares for its employees, and a provides a friendly work environment

    Cons

    This is not a con - rather a BUT: of course there is a lot of work to do and the expectations are high but employees are always rewarded for their continued efforts

    Advice to Management

    Keep on taking care of your people the way you do - this definitely makes all the difference.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "It's All About Who You Know..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Worked On the Services Side in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Worked On the Services Side in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McCarthy Tétrault full-time

    Pros

    I have heard the firm has started to recognize and reward deserving employees in recent years - creating internal career growth. Thoroughly enjoyed working with the lawyers, great group of people.

    Cons

    During my time there it was all about who you knew that held power to get any advancement in your career. People were promoted and rewarded because they had friends in high places on the management side and lost their jobs because they didn't. A number of incompetent people in management roles retained their positions because it was too embarrassing for senior management to admit that they had made a mistake with hiring/promoting them. There is no loyalty to employees unless you have an in with senior management.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Legal Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Midtown Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Midtown Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McCarthy Tétrault full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent communication and direction from those in supervisory roles. Very respectful of needs of their employees and our needs at the office or out

    Cons

    Location is too far and takes too much effort to get to. I cant realky say anything negative as i was treated very well

    Advice to Management

    I would they know what they are doing and do not need to change a great way to operate

  8. Helpful (1)

    "partner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McCarthy Tétrault full-time

    Pros

    big firm with great work and great support for sophisticated law practice

    Cons

    somewhat bureaucratic and overly conservative

    Advice to Management

    find ways to encourage younger lawyers


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Professional services environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McCarthy Tétrault full-time

    Pros

    - structured and generally well organized
    - continuallu strives to improve its client service approach
    - lots of employee benefits including fitness benefits for staff, daynfor volunteerism, staff summer and festive parties, long service awards receptions, etc.

    Cons

    - sometimes process heavy
    - large so it takes time to get to know people


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Articling Student"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Articling Student in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Articling Student in Calgary, AB

    I worked at McCarthy Tétrault full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting Diversity of Projects for Blue Chip Clients.

    Cons

    Distinct Cultures in different departments limited office communication and unity.

    Advice to Management

    Proactively foster regular communication and interaction between practice groups


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