Shoosmiths has finished top overall of the Legal Week Employee Satisfaction Report 2013. The law firm has also come first in the national rankings for a third year running.
The firm is described as having a ‘great ethos — genuine camaraderie and respect among staff’.
Conducted annually, the legal publication’s survey this year assessed 50 firms, basing its findings on around 4,000 completed questionnaires.
In answer to the question ‘what is the best thing about your firm?’ Shoosmiths respondents this year said: active support for promotion and development; the culture – we work hard but have a life outside of the office; and opportunities to progress.
The report says: ‘Not only has Shoosmiths retained its number one national spot, but it has surged from third overall in 2012 to first this year. This follows seven years of success in the LWI rankings, where it has consistently placed in the top 10.
‘Employees are highly satisfied with the quality of clients (8.8) and their interactions with them (8.7) and 18 per cent more likely to recommend their firm to a friend than the average. The firm scores above average on responsibility, health insurance benefits and work/life balance’.
Shoosmiths also topped the report’s national table in 2011 and 2012.