Based on 9 surveyed graduates working at Lane Neave. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
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.
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.
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
There is a clear path for progression. My supervising partner explained this to me on day one.
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.
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.