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MinterEllison

4.0
  • #5 in Law
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

MinterEllison Reviews

GradAustralia surveyed 81 graduates working at MinterEllison. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.0
Based on 81 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • The new building is fantastic and the leadership in my team sets realistic expectations and timeframes with our clients.
  • Autonomy, collegiate atmosphere, non-hierarchical, development
  • Great access to very experienced individuals and leaders of the industry
  • The people. It is fantastic to work in an environment where the people truly support each other to achieve their potential.
  • The type of work that I get to do (the biggest projects for great clients) and the people I work with (my Partners are the best in the industry in their fields).
  • The firm does not celebrate its achievements enough. I feel that Minter Ellison is as good as any law firm in town, however that message has not always been effectively communicated to the market.
  • Long hours from time to time
  • Longer hours at work mean sacrificing some extracurricular activities in order to optimise work produce to supervisors and/or clients
  • There are times when you don't have much control of workflow.
  • The long working hours which is expected across the legal profession

What Insiders Say

6.6
Career Prospects
6.6
Career Prospects
There seems to be opportunities to progress in the company based on experience and capability - something I look forward to experiencing
7.7
Corporate Social Responsibility
7.7
Corporate Social Responsibility
We have a lot of pro bono work and clients, and we also participate in a mentoring program each summer where we help children with reading
8.5
Culture
8.5
Culture
The company's culture both in the office and after hours is consistent - everyone is intelligent, personable, interesting and friendly. The structure and hierarchy seems to vary across different practice groups but I certainly get the feel that a 'flatter' structure is encouraged. Cooperation and teamwork is strongly encouraged, with lawyers from different practice groups often working with each other on the same matter. A collegiate environment is fostered with the new rooms and facilities making group work much easier in the new office. The employees here are also very social people - whether it's impromptu Thursday night drinks or a firm-wide organised event, many people are always keen to have a good time and to get to know their colleagues on more personal level.
7.5
Diversity
7.5
Diversity
Minters is better than many other firms with regards to its clerkship intakes - it looks beyond the typical USYD/UNSW candidates to less popular universities. More should be done to enhance the programs at these universities to attract candidates.