- Enjoy what you do and how you do it
- Grow and reach your potential
- Be empowered
- Challenge yourself
- Have an impact
As a highly competent and creative person, chances are you strive to be an expert in your field while enjoying the work that you do and the environment you work in. At Allens, you're not alone.
Happy and motivated people always perform better. If you are happy at work, you're probably more focused and likely to contribute to new ideas. To achieve this, we aim to engage you in the long term, accommodate your personal needs and help you strike the right balance between your work and personal life.
In our most recent people engagement survey, MyView, the engagement of our employees was 81 per cent, significantly higher than the global professional services norm. We think this means we're on the right track to ensuring our people are happy and motivated.
We are a firm of individuals who operate in teams that celebrate and respect diversity of interests, backgrounds and personalities. Your unique makeup is a vital ingredient to our successful teams.
We continue to create a more flexible working environment to support you to achieve your work and personal goals.
Our focus on excellence and leading relationships with our clients has led to many accolades. To continue providing our clients with superior service and products that are unique and state of the art, we encourage a culture that supports the ongoing training and development of our people. We want you to continue to grow and reach your potential.
We are committed to providing opportunities that help build your CV. We understand that your growth depends not only on the options we provide you with but also on how we support you in finding and fulfilling them.
MyCareer, our career management resource centre, is focused on delivering learning and capability support that makes a difference to you. We recognise that your first few years are crucial for learning and growth and provide the essential link between transferring theory to practice.
One of our critical goals is to empower our employees by creating opportunity and helping them seize it. Career progression takes many forms at Allens – it is more than simply progressing through a series of linear steps. It is about you:
- making the most of your time with us by acquiring a range of skills to enrich your experience; and
- developing relationships with clients and colleagues, building valuable networks, engaging in mentor relationships and continuously learning.
This combination is a powerful one that sees you well positioned to take up new and exciting personal and professional opportunities (link to 'Our Secondments' page) as your career progresses at our firm.
Would you like to host a art appreciation evening, a night at the movies, lawn bowls, or perhaps a wine and cheese tasting? Arena is a program designed to help you develop client relationships very early in your career. By hosting and attending client functions with your counterparts in client and potential client organisations, you will have the opportunity to build relationships and practise your networking skills.
Have your say about how we do things
Through our annual people engagement survey, MyView, we ask you to tell us what keeps you motivated and engaged, and influence the way we work as a firm. Results from recent surveys have led to the introduction of new initiatives and changed some of the ways we operate as a firm. We want to ensure that this cycle of 'response, and then action' continues in our firm.
Working at Allens means you will be continually exposed to exciting professional challenges and large international clients. As an employee, it is motivating to work in an environment where you are surrounded by so many exceptional people and encouraged to produce your best work.
If you value excellence in all that you do and you strive to be the best, you'll be right at home here. Like most people who work in top firms, you work in an environment where the work is technically excellent, commercial and solutions driven. However, if you join us it is likely because you will want to contribute more than that – you will want to utilise your imagination and creativity to explore new ways of working with your colleagues and our clients.
If you seek to be stimulated by people who are passionate not just about work but about life and inspire you to do your best, this is the right environment for you.
If you are interested in contributing not only professionally but socially and ethically to the world in which you live, you'll fit right in at Allens. Our charity, pro bono and environment programs are our way of responding to these aspirations.
For many years, our firm has built close relationships with many charities and has supported them through personal engagement, direct financial support and the provision of pro bono legal assistance. Through our extensive pro bono practice, we are able to use your talent and experience, not only for organisations and people in need, but also to advance the public interest and to assist in the resolution of important legal issues. We acknowledge that, as a law firm, we have the capacity to redress disadvantage and injustice.
Guided by our Footprint Committee, we strive to minimise our impact on the environment. Our focus on the environment reflects another attribute of our people: a keen eye to the future.