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7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 23 ratings in 2016)
"A friendly, open and ambitious firm."
Pros: 
  • The firm’s emphasis on teamwork leads to a friendly and collaborative culture.
  • High levels of responsibility are given so trainees feel fully involved from the beginning of their contract.
  • The close-knit trainee community provide a good support network in the training contract’s initial stages.
  • Trainee retention is high in all offices.
Cons: 
  • Working hours can be long and somewhat unpredictable.
  • The seat allocation process could be improved in terms of transparency and communication.
  • The IT systems are quite old, though they are due to be upgraded soon.
  • The salary is seen as below standard in some areas.
Culture
8.7 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.5 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.0 / 10
 
Hours
6.1 / 10
 
Salary
6.1 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.2 / 10
 
Pro Bono
7.2 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Make sure you are down-to-earth and approachable and that everyone is treated with..."

"There certainly isn't a culture of staying late for the sake of it at AG. There is..."

"Formal training varies between departments. My first department was great for tr..."

"I have a trainee buddy, an associate buddy and the supervisors are great as well..."

"I find that the offices are very nice, and the canteen is particularly smart. Dress..."

"The firm is very flexible when it comes to hours. If you need to be somewhere, they..."

"The pay is the same or similar to most of the similar size firms in Leeds (although..."

"If you have to work on a big case late into the night then dinner and a taxi home..."

"There was a paper application, an assessment centre, a two week vacation scheme and..."

"Balance between economic, competency and personal questions."

"The facilities team works really hard to reduce the firm's carbon footprint and all..."

"Flexibility for working mums and dads is good. We have an LGBT group within the firm..."

"While I have seen that there is a low amount of client contact in some seats, I have..."

"Great pro bono partnership in place."

"The people are amazing, even up to partner level, everyone is so approachable. The..."

"In my opinion I do not think that the salary is commensurate with the hours worked..."

"The people that I met, and the culture the firm portrayed encouraged me to apply..."

"The retention rates have historically been good however, training contracts may not..."

"Our London offices were designed by Denys Lasdun, designer of the Royal National..."

"Friendly, supportive and open."

"They run an access scheme and the firm is very welcoming of all!"

"There are occasions when I have felt a little swamped with work but the support is..."

"Personally I think that there should be more consistent training."

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