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Lane Neave

4.2
  • 100 - 500 employees

Lane Neave Reviews

Based on 9 surveyed graduates working at Lane Neave. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.2
Based on 9 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • The people are friendly and easy to talk to. Lots of room for growth and improvement. Amazing leadership and an awesome boss!
  • So many great social events - balls, lunches, sports events, fun activities, dinners, etc. They really encourage work/life balance by ensuring there are plenty of fun activities free to enjoy.
  • Work/life balance.
  • Friendly people, great team with good partners, interesting work and good support
  • Great firm culture, good collegial support, good work-life balance and interesting work.
  • The support and resources. The partners want you to achieve your goals and help you find the right opportunities. The firm in general puts on a lot of activities and events to boost health and general wellbeing.
  • The remuneration is lower, as with most mid-large firms, and you are easily replaceable.
  • Unrealistic deadlines.
  • Usual legal professional issues
  • Can get quite busy where work takes up a lot of your time, sometimes there are extra bureaucratic things that come with working for a larger organisation that are a bit tedious at times.
  • Don't feel confident about my prospects of being able to move to a firm overseas (which I'd like to do) and would like to see further expansion into Auckland market.

What Insiders Say

7.8
Career Prospects
7.8
Career Prospects
There is a clear path for progression. My supervising partner explained this to me on day one.
7
Corporate Social Responsibility
7
Corporate Social Responsibility
We volunteer regularly. Last year we collectively spent 150 days assisting local charities and cleaning up the environment.
8.3
Culture
8.3
Culture
There is a real work hard play hard culture. Lots of fun events and focus on wellbeing and work/balance. Staff of all levels engage with one another.
7.8
Diversity
7.8
Diversity
Really good. I have two young children and the firm is flexible with leave when needed and when I was breastfeeding etc.
8.1
Satisfaction
8.1
Satisfaction
I work on a lot of varied matters in the employment space: advising clients on employment matters, compiling documents for hearings, client meetings, review employer's documentation for labour inspections.
8.3
Management
8.3
Management
They are accessible and good mentors and provide good feedback.
7.9
Office Work Environment
7.9
Office Work Environment
Christchurch - Fantastic offices, new, light & bright. Great location in town by the river, short walk to the Terraces and Riverside Market. Dress code is standard corporate, casual Fridays.
8
Recruitment
8
Recruitment
You are given plenty of chances to get to know the staff and find out more about the firm before being interviewed.
6.6
Salary
6.6
Salary
Very good. We get pay reviews every six months and an opportunity to pitch what we are seeking/expect.
8
Training
8
Training
I can ask to attend seminars and webinars if they relate to my area of work. We also have business development training and various lunch time seminars we can attend. There is also a lot of on the job training. i.e. you learn as you go and/or you watch how your superiors deal with certain situations. Skills I have developed through attending seminars etc. include advocacy, time management, business development etc.
7.8
Work Hours
7.8
Work Hours
It really depends on the team you work in and the partner you work for. I am offered some flexibility in my work hours to allow time for life commitments.
6.3
Sustainability
6.3
Sustainability
They say they are trying but there is room for improvement.