Legal Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 June 2017
When I started here years ago, Goodmans was THE place to work. The atmosphere was welcoming, everyone loved their job and people rarely left. But over the past 5 years, things have changed. The salaries have not kept up with the general pace and as a result, people are leaving to work elsewhere. HR is a nightmare to work with. There's a superior tone now that was never there before. It's "Us v. Them" instead of a team feeling. When you can't get a resolution from HR, where to do go? Elsewhere. That is what I've done.
Human Resources Coordinator (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 7 May 2017
Fantastic company to work for. Starting out my career as a Human Resources professional couldn't have been a better experience. Always challenging and something new to learn. Supervisors and Management were always there to support.
Legal Assistant (Current Employee) – Bay Street – 26 November 2016
Great place to work. All assistants generally care for one and another and come together in times in need. There are Christmas parties and winter parties every year. The firm holds meeting with the managing partner for questions or concerns. Its a amazing place to work.
Nice people who lend to the great culture of this firm
After Hours Support Clerk (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 16 June 2014
For me, a typical day on the job consists of many different things. Being in a "after hours support" role, I am split between a few different departments that include, Office Services, Hospitality, Audio Visual and occasionally Premises. Coming from Niagara Falls originally it's safe to say that my prior work experience was predominately in Hospitality. Which was one of the things that Goodmans was looking for when they created this role. Since joining Goodmans with only a Hospitality background, I have learned many different skills including the scanning, faxing and photocopying of documents, technology (laptop, projector and conference call setups). I've also become familiar with Word, Adobe, Excel and other programs.
I'd say my experience with management has been pretty great. The coordinators that I've worked under understand that I'm spread all over the place during my shift and allow me to work without trying to micro manage too much. Due to the fact that I work the after hours shift, I rarely see my supervisors or directors however, they are always easy to reach if need be and have shown that they are more than willing to help me or hear me out if I want to voice any concerns.
But the best part of my experience with Goodmans by far has been the people I work for and with. Upon starting here I was immediately struck by the culture of the firm. Almost everyone you meet are nice, genuine people who you will quickly know on a first name basis. Everyone for the most part is very easy to approach. I had read about this prior to my start date but didn't know what tomore... expect. Many companies boast about this but this firm lives up to it completely. The most enjoyable part of my job is the social interactions that I have with great people on a day to day basis at Goodmans.
Productive and Good Learning Environment with Perks Including Food
Sr. Financial Analyst (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 23 October 2013
The firm provides a comfortable and productive environment for work, and allows me to learn many skills such as SQL database, Budgeting and Forecasting, Financial Reporting & Analysis, Presenting to Management, etc.
The co-workers are very nice and easy going, but age gap creates some communication issues.
Long Hours, Extremely broad scope of responsibilities for role