Backstabbing, gossip and fear culture is prevalent
Legal Assistant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 11 August 2015
I did not enjoy my time here at all.
Many of the other admins on my floor were gossipy and petty and the whole atmosphere was like walking on eggshells every day. I was warned on my very first day to not ever leave my computer unlocked because one admin in particular liked to snoop, to the point where she read private emails from at least two lawyers, and if she could, she would open desks, closets and read anything she could get her hands on. I was also warned not to be seen with this woman, as it would "destroy" my reputation with everyone else in the company.
One of the lawyers in my department was a tyrant and treated everyone very, very poorly, including me, right from my very first day. Every day was stressful and I was actually relieved when my position was eliminated.
decent benefits packages and choices