NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT CANADA LLP Employee Reviews

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Gret job with fantastic teams of support
Legal Assistant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB8 March 2017
This was a great place to work after graduating from College. I was able to learn many procedures, requirements and processes for various types of law.
Pros
TGIF's and great upper management.
Cons
Too many office politics.
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Great Place to Work Limited Work Life Balance
Associate (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON26 November 2016
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP is an excellent employer. As a lawyer there you will be exposed to the highest quality legal work available anywhere in the country. As with any top tier law firm, work life balance is extremely limited in this job.
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Great place to work if you're a lawyer ...
Employee (Former Employee) –  Canada24 November 2015
Or articling student, but if you are in Comms or Marketing this is a horrific place that you should avoid. Unless you are a spineless sycophant who wants to just blindly follow orders from an incompetent sociopath, you're better off at another firm. The CMO will lie to your face with a big smile on her own because she knows she's setting you up for failure. But hey, as long as you're willing to dive under the bus when she throws you there, you'll make good coin, meet some nice people and have a lot of fun!

If you are seeking to learn, grow and utilize your best talents and skills, you should look someplace else like Bennet Jones or Dentons. I cannot warn you anymore clearly than this.
Pros
Reputable firm, competitive salary
Cons
Weak benefits, leadership is woefully unaware of how the CMO treats people
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Productive
Legal Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 June 2015
Learned a lot. Fast paced. Great co-workers. Beautiful offices. Toronto office is a fantastic location close to Union Station and the path that connects you to everything in financial district.
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Does not appreciate good staff
Paralegal (Collections) (Former Employee) –  Calgary, Alberta2 February 2015
I found Norton Rose to be unappreciative of hard work and they base their pay structure on how long you have been there without regard to the quality of the work produced. They celebrate mediocrity.
Pros
7 hour work days
Cons
Poor management
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Overall rating of a 3.8
Corporate, Securities and Banking Legal Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 January 2015
Typical day:

Inputting dockets, drafting, proofreading, revising and issuing documents such as Share Purchase Agreements, Resolutions, Closing Agendas, Minute Books, Take Over Bids, Mergers and Acquisitions, Term Sheets, etc., drafting and finalizing correspondence.

4 years of being responsible for managing Local Chair of the Business Law Group’s confidential and administrative tasks including:
- Associate Reviews on a semi-annual basis
- Budget documentation
- Hiring and Termination Processes
- Approvals of expenses
- Arranging meetings relating to the interview process of Associates
- Drafting charts, tables and other related confidential documents
- Handling complaints, concerns and praise
- Preparation of confidential memorandums to be sent to other local chairs in other practice groups.


Responsible for conflict searches and approval process of new clients.

Responsible for maintaining individual files for each Associate and Partner in the Business Law Group.

Managed Senior Partner’s practice on their behalf in their absence and while on sabbatical
• Arranging meetings, travel and accommodations
• Opening and Closing files.

Independently communicated with external clients on a daily basis.

Compiled Record Books and participated in numerous Closings.

Maintaining centralized filing system.

Managing business expenses.

Preparing files for storage.

Worked with detailed lengthy documents.

Managed heavy paper workload for Senior Partner and Junior Associate.

Active member in the following committees: Social Committee, Health and
  more... Safety Committee and United Way Committee and Move Committee.

Work with Senior Partners on lengthy transactions at special request.

Most difficult part of the job is the lack of knowledge in other departments when needed.

Most enjoyable part of the job was the work, the people and the team work amongst other co-corkers.

Over the 9 years of working at this Firm my co-workers became family. We always helped each other with no hesitation.
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Pros
Lunch and Learns
Cons
Too many mergers within the Company
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