Optimal Solicitors
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Optimal Solicitors Careers and Employment

About the company

  • Founded
    2008
  • Company size
    51 to 200
  • Revenue
    £730k to £4m (GBP)
  • Industry
    Law Firms
  • Link
    Optimal Solicitors website
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Salaries

Salary estimated from 163 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed.

Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 18 reviews and is evolving.

4.3320183.7520195.0020201.402021

Reviews

Legal Administrator in Manchester, Greater Manchester
on 6 May 2021
Great place to start career and move on
Optimal Solicitors is small claimant-focused law firm that offers a great start to legal career. They offer flexible schedule for students and opportunity to obtain training contracts every year. Management is very approachable, and there is family-like relationship with everyone. The firm is all for the team work which creates supportive atmosphere, especially for younger staff. There is very little trust that the staff can do their job independently, everything is very micromanaged, especially whilst working from home (more than necessary). It is unfortunately clear that the firm care very little about 'less important' staff (receptionists, assistants, admins) in terms of career progression or skills development. They are not keen to consider internal candidates for progression unless someone is about to quit the job altogether and that is the only chance to keep them. They don't really offer any benefits apart from bonus paid day off every quarter for good performance and 2h paid time off on birthday, which is quite poor for a law firm that considers itself modern. Overall it is a good workplace, great people, but it is not a place to stay for longer time or develop a legal career.
Senior Conveyancer in Remote
on 14 November 2021
Awful place to work
Management do not care about employees, only money in their pockets. Expected to work all hours. There is fake support to staff, don’t ever try and speak your mind and you will be black marked after that
Paralegal Assistant in Manchester, Greater Manchester
on 7 October 2021
Company cares about profit only
Nothing is matter but profit for the company. Stamp duty holiday finished, our career too. Clients doesn't matter , staff doesn't matter. Director must be happy and pocket must be full.
File handler in Manchester, Greater Manchester
on 20 September 2021
Avoid at all costs.
Avoid company at all costs, offer one salary but pay another. Hired many employees on the basis to keep them permanently however once the stamp duty holiday came to an end laid them off with out pay but still employed contractually. Management were a joke.
Legal in Manchester, Greater Manchester
on 13 September 2021
Micromanaging
One of the worse company I have ever worked for. Management (only one person at the top everyone else below) tries to micromanage every single aspect of the day to day tasks, however there is no preparation or training to back it up.The worst part of it all is HR, constantly reminding of the very generous holiday allowance (20 days plus 8 bank holiday, which is the minimum legally required) and employing a three strike sick policy.This is only the very top of the iceberg.When working here it seems to be in a barn full of chickens with no head running around. Nobody ever knows what’s happening!

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Insights from 9 Indeed users who have interviewed with Optimal Solicitors within the last 5 years.

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Interview is easy
Process takes about a day or two

Interview questions

Mix of personality based questions and technical questions.

Shared on 11 January 2022

Not a lot. Was asked 1 technical question interview was very basic and poor

Shared on 14 November 2021
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