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  1. „Mayhem”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
    • Karrieremöglichkeiten
    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Empfiehlt
    Neutrale Prognose
    Keine Meinung zu Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei Chambers and Partners gearbeitet

    Pros

    Easy work, social, fun people

    Kontras

    The strangest place I've ever worked, chaotic, unpredictable yet still really boring


  2. „First job”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei Chambers and Partners gearbeitet

    Pros

    Good first job. Safe place to develop useful office skills such as speaking to the strangers on the phone and working to deadlines.

    Kontras

    Tired office and tired equipment, however I understand they have moved to a new office in the last couple of years and so this is likely to have improved.

  3. Hilfreich (1)

    „Disappointing”

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    • Kultur & Werte
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    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Negative Prognose

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei Chambers and Partners gearbeitet

    Pros

    - There were tissues in their toilets.
    - There were chairs you could sit on.
    - There were doors to enter the building.

    Kontras

    One shouldn't think they've magically changed for the better when they came under private equity, especially given that many existing staff including the current owner already worked there.

    - Exceeding the extra mile, delivering outstanding outcomes and inspiring others requires integrating, rapport-building and maintaining solid, lengthy relationships with others. But the employees made it impossible to do so, as people were very dispassionate and disjointed. People would walk in, fail to even greet you, work, then leave. In many cases, risk and contingency management, time management (i.e. planning work ahead of time with others), etc. was impossible as there was zero visibility as to who was on leave, when. Even managers on leave would fail to leave simple out-of-office messages, so you would have no way of knowing when they would return unless asking a few people, which put extra strain on them! With the lazy demeanour some had, they expressed how much they would like not to be at work, failing to properly communicate concepts comprehensively, only doing intuitively important tasks just because an authority asks, etc.

    - With their small-pictured oriented approach, processes and practices were mainly decentralised and disjointed, causing duplicated efforts, inconsistencies and inefficiencies.

    - When I joined, no proactivity and common sense was shown to have a health and safety induction, introduce me to the entire team and explain their remit in turn, show me an organisation hierarchy, etc. In fact, they don't even have a single team hierarchy!

    - Just like other reviews and their own staff admit, departments are so busy because of being under-staffed yet they have no thought to hire more people, hence put strain on existing staff!

    - They force you to work 09:30 to 6pm and take a ONE HOUR lunch, which is narrow-minded, backwards and ridiculous. Just think if you have young children and forced to leave at 6pm on a long journey. You would barely have enough time with them before bed! Would you seriously want that?

    - They force people to have so many rounds of interviews just to make employment offers, when there is no need to push people through such marathons as employers are increasingly speeding up recruitment, so before Chambers know it, applicants will (and frankly, should) accept offers elsewhere.

    - I found it hard to believe some of the women were ever busy or did much work considering how talkative they were. They would talk an length about trivial, silly things like alcohol, make-up, clubbing, etc. and hardly anything about work. Contrastingly, some of the quieter ones did the most work with better performance, despite the fact they were considered "non-social" and "boring" by judgemental staff.

    - They would only hand out promotions and pay rises to people they fancied from certain departments i.e. departments having editors, researchers, etc. If you were at other departments i.e. Data Management, IT, etc. you had more chance of suffering an accident on the way to work than even being considered for promotion or a pay rise. With inflation exceeding wages, this is a reason many left Chambers.

    - When there were public transport strikes, they had no civility to communicate this nor allow people to work from home despite the fact remote working boosts productivity, employee satisfaction, etc. They forced you to either take paid leave, have a hellish marathon journey to work or miserably lose a full day's pay! Yet they allow some people to permanently work remotely!

    - They admitted to me there were no company benefits nor career / personal development schemes. Barring a promotion (which is uncommon), the only way to aim higher is by moving elsewhere.

    - The one of resources of humans was very judgemental and would frequently backbite people unable to defend themselves to damage their reputation, gossip and speak much without thinking. Hiring is not based on skill-set, but mainly on those of a certain persona and who give specific answers to their silly personality and colour-picking tests, demonstrating they are against diversity and hiring different personalities, despite D&I being provably conducive to business! I found it shocking how judgemental, narrow and hasty judgements were of interviewees by her despite being mere strangers! The hasty, fallacious generalisations such as "I don't like his personality" and "He is not social" were unacceptable as they should not look down on and judge people they do not know. Other staff would also backbite and try getting you in trouble instead of speaking directly with you and cooperating, yet such people would never tolerate being backbitten from others.

    - They do not implement name-blind recruitment, unconscious bias training, group interviews nor carefully formulated interview questions to reduce the rate of unconscious bias, hence their recruitment decisions are driven by their judgemental, whimsical, cognitive biases, so underrepresented and disadvantaged groups are not at an equal playing field compared to their counterparts, demonstrating how backwards they are. This is partly why in such a diverse city, all of their upper management are not just men but White ones, most of those in human resources are White plus most employees are White. Many non-White staff had White names, demonstrating how much it can help to sound White. And you would see people mainly hanging out with those of their own race at lunch, after work, etc. But since they are merely interested in securing more business to push profits higher, they don't care to consider nor act upon these vital matters.

    - The company have a dark history of discrimination and is a reason I left the company, see the review dated 9 May 2018 for just one example. Given that many incidents occur behind the curtain, not all incidents will be detected, and not all detected will be remembered, and not all remembered ones will be disclosed, and not all disclosed will be disclosed online and not all disclosed online will be done so on this website, we cannot logically infer similar incidents are infrequent. But very predictably and boringly, since every employer where discrimination does happen will ignorantly deny it, some from Chambers will do the same thing with worn and torn cliches.

    - They were full of double standards, i.e. letting some employees work remotely while preventing others EVEN DURING TRANSPORT STRIKES, letting some people do non-work activities during lunch break (i.e. surfing the net, talking about silly things like alcohol, backbiting, etc.) while forbidding others, giving pay rises to only those they fancied not those who actually worked the hardest, etc. The manager would always say negative things, nitpick to me over STUPID matters yet never nitpicked against others.

    Also, beware of these shiny, glowy five-star reviews as they are written by management and those with biased preconceptions, motivated to beat rivals and make themselves look good.

    Rat an das Management

    Already given.


  4. „Emerging as a great company to work for”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
    • Karrieremöglichkeiten
    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Empfiehlt
    Positive Prognose
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei Chambers and Partners

    Pros

    Things at Chambers have changed a lot since I joined. The move to new offices has made a big difference and mgt seem to want to change things. I think my team is great and the wider group of people
    I work with are down to earth and easy to get on with.

    Kontras

    Could be more cross Dept communications

    Rat an das Management

    Keep talking to staff about changes that are taking place


  5. „Researcher”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
    • Karrieremöglichkeiten
    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Empfiehlt
    Positive Prognose
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei Chambers and Partners (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    Chambers and Partners is a truly international company both internally with colleagues from all continents who speak more than 20 different languages and externally with clients based in more than 150 countries.

    The people at Chambers are not only very well educated, but also friendly, ambitious, creative and very diverse. I particularly enjoy team outings and different activities with colleagues from other teams.

    The work style seems to be very cooperative with colleagues as opposed to competitive. You have some independence and you can learn to manage your time and workload efficiently, this can be challenging sometimes especially with multiple deadlines, but I think it's an important skill to have in future jobs.

    Kontras

    Although Chambers is the world market leader in the legal marketing sector it is still below the average salaries compared to its clients, which are the biggest law firms in the world. However, one needs to bear in mind that Chambers and Partners is a publishing company and not a law firm. Having said this, C&P is a good starting point for a successful career in other industries, because of the recognition and prestige of the brand globally.

    Antwort von Chambers and Partners

    7. Aug 2018 – HR

    Thank you very much for your review. We are in the process of introducing new benefits for all our employees and will be reviewing the remuneration package. We are also reviewing career progression... Mehr


  6. „Exciting New Propects”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
    • Karrieremöglichkeiten
    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Empfiehlt
    Positive Prognose
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei Chambers and Partners

    Pros

    Since the companies new ownership, the working environment has improved dramatically. Employees have had the opportunity to have their voices heard and the actions of the new management have been firmly positive. The enthusiasm has increased massively and people seem genuinely happy and in favour of the decisions being made at the top.

    Kontras

    Although the changes thus far have positively effected the moral within the employee community, there still those, especially in research positions, that feel job progression can be too slow - however with the steps being taken, there is hope that this with time will also improve.

    Antwort von Chambers and Partners

    18. Jul 2018 – HR

    Thank you very much for your review, and for your positive comments about Chambers’ new direction. We are currently reviewing the job progression process in the company, and we would love to hear... Mehr


  7. „Great team, but work progression is dubious.”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
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    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Writer/Resesrcher in London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Writer/Resesrcher in London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
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    Neutrale Prognose
    Keine Meinung zu Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei Chambers and Partners gearbeitet (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    Everyone is bright and talented, as well as friendly and good fun to work with. While someone on here mentioned not having flexible hours, you actually can be flexible and do whatever hours you like as long as you do you do the time. Can be fun talking to lawyers and finding out more about different legal markets.

    Kontras

    Career progression seems to be based more on how long you've worked there. Also the pay doesn't really reflect the work that you put in.

    Rat an das Management

    I'm not sure it would be fair to comment as the new CEO seems to be doing some good things but too early to know what impact that will have.

    Antwort von Chambers and Partners

    6. Jul 2018 – Social Media/Content Manager

    Thank you for your review. We are currently reviewing the areas you commented on, and it would be great if you could tell us more by sending an email to HR@chambersandpartners.co.uk.
    Hearing about... Mehr

  8. „The people are the best part”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
    • Karrieremöglichkeiten
    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Neutrale Prognose
    Keine Meinung zu Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei Chambers and Partners gearbeitet

    Pros

    Great social dynamic and friendly colleagues.

    Kontras

    A bit of a boy's club that doesn't reward based on merit but rather loyalty (longevity) and popularity.

    Antwort von Chambers and Partners

    4. Jul 2018 – Social Media/Content Manager

    Thank you very much for your review and your comments regarding career progression. We are currently reviewing this area. Please feel free to contact us at HR@chambersandpartners.co.uk if you wish to... Mehr


  9. „lovely people and a lot of things going on”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
    • Karrieremöglichkeiten
    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Empfiehlt
    Positive Prognose
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei Chambers and Partners (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    People are absolutely lovely, it's a pleasure to go to work in the morning because it's like catching up with your friends. There are always opportunities for career progression, and it's satisfactory to work for a company that is a leader of its sector.
    The change of management brought a very positive new atmosphere, with a tangible feeling that the company is changing, modernising and working towards new and interesting goals.

    Kontras

    The working day ends at 6pm, which is not ideal (I wouldn't mind starting earlier and leave at 5pm or 5.30pm).

    Rat an das Management

    Consider changing the working hours

    Antwort von Chambers and Partners

    4. Jul 2018 – Social Media/Content Manager

    Thank you for your review, we value your comments and are currently reviewing flexibility regarding working hours as a result. Kind regards, Chambers and Partners.


  10. „Researcher/Writer”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Karrieremöglichkeiten
    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei Chambers and Partners (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    Nice people
    Flexible hours
    That's about it.

    Kontras

    Stressful amount of work
    Low salary