Legal Assistant (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 4 August 2017
Good place to work and many opportunities to advance and relocate across Canada due to the number of offices that they have. They offer continous training and webairs for their employees to ensure that you skills are up to date. Always available for employees and will offer assistance and guidance
Real Estate Law Clerk (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 7 July 2017
Despite the terrible reputation of the Miller Thomson Guelph Office, I decided to give it a chance and see how it was for myself. I didn't last! Almost 20 years experience did not prepare me for this firm. I watched over 12 employees come and go in one year in one department. Some so fed up they just walked out, others on medical stress leave! The hot and cold treatment by the lawyers, the unrealistic timelines and the sheer volume (up to 30 deals a week per person) was enough to make me see that this was not the firm for me. Over time was mandatory! Just to make it though a week, it could range from 15-30 hours per person. On top of all of that, even after asking for help, our manager was unable to do anything for us. There is a serious flaw in how the department is managed; right down to printers being removed so we could become "paperless"; in a world where paper is mandatory. Not to mention, the pay scale is completely unfair and not confidential in any way. Vacations are cancelled, even when trips are booked. And sometimes just refused altogether.
excessive overtime, unrealistic deadlines, no empathy for staff, vacations are cancelled or refused
Legal Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 9 June 2017
This firm runs its staff into the ground. period. You are replaced and forgotten when they burn you out. Your loyalty has little value. They are known for consistently over-working and underpaying. They tolerate questionable behaviours from some of the lawyers. Do not leave a stable job for this firm as you may regret it.
Nice view from the office
Underpaid, trapped and very overworked crowd of unhappy people
Marketing Coordinator (Current Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 25 September 2016
Team is great. No big hierarchy, we work as one team to deliver for our clients. Company takes time to appreciate their staff throughout the year. Work load can be fast paced and challenging but there is good training and people all around you that support one another. One of the best jobs I have ever had. Moving is the only reason I am leaving. Worked for this company over 3 years. Some of the people I work with have been here 25+ years.
Assistant (Former Employee) – Guelph – 2 November 2014
I was employed with Miller Thomson LLP Guelph Office for approximately three years. The staff for the most part were nice and enjoyable. Lawyers and HR Department were extremely difficult, untrustworthy and cold. While I loved the work, it became difficult to balance work and life balance and was fired for matters outside of my hands. If your life is perfect then this would be the place for you, if you have children or a life outside of the workplace, stay clear.