Optimal Solicitors
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3.8Work-life balance
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Great place to start career and move on

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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.


friendly atmosphere, schedule flexibility


lack of benefits, micromanagement, no progression, salary
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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.


lots of promises
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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.


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Great company, forward thinking, ambitious

Having worked here for just under a year, I have nothing but praise for the company. The Firm promotes a friendly, relaxed and comfortable environment. The form is constantly growing and evolving and this is reflected in the areas of law now covered. They invest in their employees and there are opportunities for career progression and development. Senior management are approachable and always available with ideas and suggestions welcomed. A genuinely good place to work for both those taking their first steps in the legal world all the way through to seasoned professionals.


Quality of work, work environment, progression


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Fantastic opportunity for active professionals

I've been working for this company for about a year and it was amazing their way when dealing with my special circumstances as I'm a full-time student and I needed a flexible working pattern - well, the company accommodated me in an unexpected manner for a new comer: understanding and supportive. As for the working atmosphere, it's great to have a second family, where differences in individuality and culture are welcomed and respected. The salary, which gets increases based on a yearly review is well balanced and comes along with other benefits of working here, the job security and opportunity to go up the ladder. I feel so lucky to work at this company!


job security, variety in tasks


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Worst firm I have ever worked for

During my time at Optimal I felt that the management team were far from professional and I spent a majority of my time stressed and upset. I felt that I was given work to do which I did not have the capacity to deal with and I was not given adequate training. I feel the firm has lied to a majority of workers. I felt upset to learn during my time at Optimal that the job that I applied for was not the job in question. When I raised this with the firm, I felt they were very dismissive and caused a hostile atmosphere. I would advise any person that wishes to build a respectful legal career to stay away from this firm as I feel that they are not a well established firm and I feel that they do not assist with adequate training.


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Hostile atmosphere, rude, argumentative, unprofessional and stressful.
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Based on 18 reviews

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3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.4 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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