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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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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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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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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!!







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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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. 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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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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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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Wouldn't recommend- managers get away with anything. No room for growth for staff. The managers are insecure so they will do anything to put people with talent down. The pay is poor and not even close to market value.
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Monday to Friday work weeks are hard to find in the hospitality industry, working as an in house caterer is rewarding when you are able to see the benefits of your work
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The staff are all good people. The company is going through a tough transition right now and it will take a lot of time to bounce back.
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