Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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Good compensation, great team

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The company supports its employees well by providing a good compensation package and striving to always attain a healthy working environment. Excellent camaraderie among the Finance team.

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Good working environment. Supportive co-workers.

Cons

Work can be demanding and exhausting
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Fun place to work

Nice peopleNice environmentTrainingsI lile working at BLG because people are respectful, you get attention needed from HR if needed (i haven't needed but I know people who have), trainings in whatever you need to improve your work.
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Great salary & benefits - Lack of Communication

Great team environment. Colleagues are willing to work together to complete tasks. Lots of turnover because of the lack of communication within managers.
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All about productivity and not much support for law clerks and lower paid support staff.

Most of the time it depended on the partner whom you worked for and if they were there for you. There was preferential treatment to some employees and others who worked very hard didn't have the benefit of someone treating them fairly.
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Five-star place to work!

Fantastic, highly-skilled and motivated lawyers and staff. The sky is the limit on challenging, meaningful work. I never felt anything but fulsome support.
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Extremely stressful and demanding lawyers

I was employed at BLG for a year and the lawyers i worked for were extremely picky and highly stressful, nothing was ever good enough they do not realize how busy you are. HR has gone downhill they do not care about what you have to say i was a victim of harrasment i caught my lawyer talking badly about my work to another superior extremely unprofessional. Would constantly get stressful emails stay away! stressful enauls. To ic place stay away!! termination ketter in order to recrievr the rest of my severence pau
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Recommended

Enjoyed my time here. Would love to go back! Easy job, good management and you can really tell the company cares about the people. Always go to the Christmas party... you'l have good times :)
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Not a place I would recomend

Enjoyed working with my colleagues, management was another story. Need to revamp management to make the place more friendlier. Recently management has and is going downhill, not a pleasant place to work.
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The department I worked in was great when I started working there Lots of administrative work It was a good job The culture was good when I first started working there End of day was the best part of the job
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Excellent Opportunity for students

opportunity for growth, great people always willing to assist with improving your work and knowledge. Can be intimidating because of size but it is great to meet people.
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Great place to work at and the people are awesome. The supporting teams and resources are very helpful and knowledgeable. I learned a lot and they have many opportunities for you to grow within the company. The Human Resources Department is supportive and wants you to succeed.
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Decent place to work

Paid well for the area of law that I was in (ie. support for intellectual property practice.) Large firm with a culture of bureaucracy which is incongruent with drive toward efficiency in the larger industry.
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Good working environment

Sold and professional workplace with a brisk but not overwhelming pace to ensure work is done to client satisfaction. The environment is professional but not intimidating.
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Fast paced environment

Opportunity to advance, but work-life balance would suffer. All lawyers are professional. Great location, at the hub of all transit. I learned a lot working here.
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BLG was a great place but has gone through some drastic changes

BLG used to be an amazing place to work and genuinely cared about their employees but they have gone through some changes and see to have forgotten that their employees are people as well with lives outside work
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Great benefits, learning opportunities

Fun place to work, very supportive and friendly colleagues. Good opportunities and room for growth. Enjoyed the events and networking. Wish more opportunity for travel was available.

Pros

Good events and staff support

Cons

Can plateau quickly in one role.
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Good workplace

All was going well until they decided to do some insane restructuring which had ALL employees retest (typing, math, software, problem solving) for their position, as well as reapply for your position.
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good place to work

legal environment; lots of computer work; staying late to get the documents done is not uncommon Maintain and co-ordinate calendars for national securities group; co-ordinate travel arrangement

Pros

good boss

Cons

very long hours
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Good Employer

Good employer. Taking calls and answering email. Hardware modifications etc. Culture is good. Love working with the people. Tough economy though. Hopefully more job stability moving forward.

Pros

Good salary

Cons

Job Stability
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poor management of new employees

lawyers are kings and staff (anyone else than lawyer) is treated poorly

Pros

not much compared to other Montreal National law firms

Cons

outdated management of business, clients and employees
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Fast-paced learning environment

It is a great place to dive into various areas of law and learn. My days consists of document production and review, drafting pleadings and affidavits, assist lawyers for examinations and trials, prepare comprehensive reports for clients, and correspondence to various parties, clients, and experts. You are constantly learning. The individuals who work at the firm are the most enjoyable part of the job.

Pros

learning, growth, and the people

Cons

challenging at times
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3.4Job security/advancement
3.1Management
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