Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Reviews

Updated 12 Jun 2020

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3.8
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Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Managing Partner, Chief Executive Dale Ponder  (no image)
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22 Ratings
Pros
  • "Professional environment, really good team(in 3 reviews)

  • "Good exposure to big corporate clients, nice office(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Managers tell you that your work as a web developer doesn't bring in actual income, the lawyers are the ones who provide us jobs (under appreciated)(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great environment"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The staff are friendly, and management is attentive and genuinely wants to improve things.

    Cons

    Lower salary than other industries.

  2. "Decent Employer"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, opportunity for professional growth and advancement, great downtown location

    Cons

    Long hours, poor work-life balance

  3. "Talented lawyers working on interesting files"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP full-time

    Pros

    Work for well known clients on challenging and interesting matters

    Cons

    Competitive, fast-paced and demanding atmosphere

  4. "Stable job, little growth"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Billing Specialist in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP full-time

    Pros

    You can expect to work 9-5 and be able to plan your day easily. Lots of independence.

    Cons

    Difficult to have a sense of accomplishment. Thankless role within the company.

  5. "Great place to train up as a lawyer...then leave"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Associate in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great reputation, among Bay Street law firms and training for future legal careers - good for networking.

    Cons

    Soul sucking hours and not much prospect for advancement.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Typical Law Firm environment"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP full-time

    Pros

    Nice office, decent pay, busy environment

    Cons

    Culture between offices do not mesh well

  7. "Great place for innovation"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Innovation mindset, great flow of new ideas come in on the daily.

    Cons

    Comes with the usual Large Corporate environment pros & cons.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Beware of .some of directors running certain departments"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great pay, great benefits, nice events great perks

    Cons

    Beware of Department Heads: One wrong move and the'll call you in behind closed doors and verbally assault you and falsely accuse you for no valid reason. Then they'll tell you that you mo longer have a job. Like others in that team left there crying. Then the'll blacklist so you don't get hired anywhere in thw City.

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  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work if you're a lawyer"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Administrative in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of great perks and staff appreciation events, great benefits

    Cons

    Support staff are treated like garbage, some of the lawyers don't even acknowledge your existence. I've never worked in a place that made me feel less motivated and less like part of the team. Felt like I was an easily replaced tool to use.

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  10. "Agent"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Agent 

    I worked at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP full-time

    Pros

    ok, not bad. pay is ok

    Cons

    ok, but poor work ethics

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