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City law firms have a reputation for being hard places to work — worlds of bespoke suits and hideous hours. But life at Eversheds is different.
Eversheds was the first UK law firm to introduce a flexible working programme and now has 277 people working flexibly, including 12 job sharing, 45 with reduced hours each day and 32 in self-rostered teams. Partly as a result of that, 63% of staff are happy with their work-life balance.
Although the workload is high, 72% think their work is stimulating and nearly seven out of 10 staff are excited about where the company is going, with 69% claiming to “love working for this organisation”.
The average salary for a solicitor is £40,772 but 633 of the staff, not including the partners, earn more than £45,000.
With a staff of 3,786, Eversheds has its own award-winning internal communications scheme called Have Your Say, and 73% of staff feel their manager talks openly and honestly with them, while seven out of 10 say he or she expresses appreciation when they do a good job. The firm works hard to promote its vision and 88% of staff (the 15th-highest score for this across all 100 best companies) say its principles have been made clear to them, with 63% saying managers truly live its values and just 20% not believing in them.
The company spends £1.3m a year on social events such as a champagne boat trip along the Norfolk Broads, a bingo night and a visit to Disneyland Paris, as well as backing road-running, football and hockey teams.
Eversheds also does more than its bit of pro bono work — the hours spent volunteering equating to nearly £2m in fee income — including increasing legal literacy among prison inmates, women's groups, tenant associations and in schools. The 62% who feel the firm puts something back through initiatives such as this earn Eversheds a top 40 ranking for this measure among all the companies in our survey.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Company

81% of staff agreed

My work is an important part of my life

Eversheds employees are recognised by their line managers saying thank you for a job well done. They also get recognition through the vision and values scheme and their personal development review discussion which is linked to pay and personal development opportunities.

My Team

81% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

Eversheds employees are recognised by their line managers saying thank you for a job well done. They also get recognition through the vision and values scheme and their personal development review discussion which is linked to pay and personal development opportunities.

Personal Growth

80% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

Eversheds employees are recognised by their line managers saying thank you for a job well done. They also get recognition through the vision and values scheme and their personal development review discussion which is linked to pay and personal development opportunities.

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