RollOnFriday's Firm of the Year 2019 survey is open.
Anonymous, quick and revealing, but less explicit than anything else which fits that description, it is the UK’s largest and most comprehensive survey of life in private practice.
Everyone from solicitors to trainees to PAs to paralegals is invited to take part. Rate on a scale from 'excellent' to 'dreadful' your pay, work-life balance and career development, and your firm's management, culture, snacks and loos.
Over 5,000 people gave their two cents last year. Osborne Clarke, Burges Salmon and Mills & Reeve emerged victorious with 83% apiece and were crowned joint Firms of the Year 2018. Irwin Mitchell came bottom with 23% and was crowned lone Golden Turd 2018.
Is your firm great to work at, or does it deserve a priceless dump? What's it really like in there at the moment? It's up to you to provide the unvarnished truth, or, in the case of partners and the PR team, the varnished truth. Join in, leave some comments and get it off your chest.
Honestly can't imagine working anywhere else. Bring on the refurbished office with a number of funky new staff lounges for 2019! Makes doing top-ticket work genuinely pleasurable.
Good to know Mark. I think they want you to put that in the survey though. Maybe try to sound less like a PR. Otherwise good work.
Any guesses on who will win the coveted merde d'or?
My tips are on Inces.
If there's one thing I like to see more than a staff lounge, it's my own lounge, at home, circa 7pm.
I predict that Irwin Mitchell will successfully defend the golden turd.
sorry ROF can't fill in your survey as you ask for "gender". I don't have a gender as in my (and lots of other people's view) Gender is a social construct. I'm therefore unable to answer your first question.
You sound like fun, sex-not-gender. Why don't you just tick the 'prefer not to say' box? Or 'other', which presumably encompasses 'none'?
Or skip it completely since the question isn't compulsory.
Ought to be Squires. The shop has a shitshow quality to it.
Well, thank God some firms from London are included in this list. Usually it's just those people in the biggest firms that are based outside the main cities that get to take part in these things. Well done to RoF for being courageous and including some plucky city firms that don't make the Top 100 whilst leaving out those big provincial players.
ROF - I really thought you would show more inclusivity by not using the derogatory non person nomenclature (non fee earner for instance). In firms which are inclusive, the term business service executive serves quite nicely. ROF - you are invited to join the modern world which is both diverse and inclusive.
Unvarnished truth - but they're still one of the top :-)
Great to work for
You won't catch me responding to recruiters any time soon.