NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT CANADA LLP Employee Reviews

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Good place to work
LEGAL ASSISTANT (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 April 2018
Respectable place to have on your resume. Decent policies, great people. Competitive with other firms in the area in terms of pay and benefits. Would recommend.
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good people
Resource Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 May 2017
a resource assistant starts the day making sure that any work remaining from the night before is completed. After that, they will circulate and determine who needs help.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
no job stability
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Excellent People and Management Team
Legal Assistant (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 March 2017
In my view working at NRFC is great. The people are wonderful. Management are very understanding and approachable. The most enjoyable part of my job is making sure our clients have received the most professional and efficient service that we can provide them.
Pros
Lots of benefits (i.e. team building activities etc)
Cons
Great hours
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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 bunch of Assistants and lawyers - for the most part
Legal Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 April 2016
Like any other law firm in general. Not a fair allocation of Assistants to lawyers. Needs to be revamped for fairness. Some of the procedures are old and need to be fixed. Assistants should learn to work as a team not just the ones that do all of the assistants regardless of years in. I made some good friends and learned some other important life values.
Pros
Great bunch of ladies for the most part
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5.0
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Great place to work, employees and management are great to work with.
Legal/Executive Assistant (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 February 2016
It is a fast paced work place that is very rewarding. The support team and management are excellent to work with and there is something new to learn each day. I love to work in an environment that is challenging as well as rewarding and this company provides all of it.
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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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Solid organization in professional services
Director (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 November 2015
A family-friendly law firm that cares about its staff and professionals. Youthful co-workers that show enthusiasm and are often recognized via career advancement and other benefits.
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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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