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Herbert Smith Freehills

4.4
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Working Hours at Herbert Smith Freehills

7.3
7.3 rating for Working Hours, based on 19 reviews
How flexible is your company when it comes to hours?
There is no facetime. You get the work done and then you go home - whether that is 5pm or later.
Graduate, Melbourne
Like any other commercial law firm of a similar size, there will be onerous demands when it comes to working hours. If you do have an event on and you notify your team early, then pending any urgent work, they are usually accommodating.
Graduate, Melbourne
The work hours are generally long and hard; however, they largely depend on the team and the time of year. Some teams have great hours, other teams have more demanding hours.
Graduate, Melbourne
Generally, 9.00 am to 5.30 pm for a Vacation Clerk. No presenteeism culture in Commercial Litigation. Flexible with allowing Vacation Clerks to take opportunities (e.g. go to court, attend clerk training, go to meetings, etc.) as they arise.
Intern, Melbourne
Quite flexible in terms of how you work. When it gets busy though it is all hands on deck.
Graduate, Melbourne
Team dependent, while flexible working is encouraged, as a junior lawyer your value is being available to help people which generally means being in the office.
Graduate, Sydney
The hours were lengthy, but we were supported the entire way through and it was not a work culture where you had to stay back. Even if you wanted to stay back to complete your work, food and transport were provided which was very comforting.
Intern, Melbourne
Fluctuates. Some weeks I finish at 5.30/6.00 pm, others 8.00pm, sometimes 10.00 pm (but never for extended periods of time). On average, I would say I finish around 6.30 pm.
Graduate, Melbourne
Depends on workflow. If you're not busy, then it's expected you leave when you've finished i.e. 5.00/5.30 pm. If it's really busy, then it's inferred that you stay to keep working to help your team.
Graduate, Melbourne
Sometimes very long, but there are also down times.
Graduate, Sydney