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7.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2017)
"A friendly and hands-on firm."
Culture
7.6 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.4 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.1 / 10
 
Hours
6.5 / 10
 
Salary
4.7 / 10
 
 
Diversity
6.9 / 10
 
Pro Bono
7.3 / 10
 
 

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 need to be improved further, though steps have been taken towards this.
  • The salary is seen as being towards the bottom of the market.

What insiders say about...

"You should really try and research the firm in depth, and learn as much as you can..."

"I find that people are very social and easy to talk to. You work closely with partners..."

"I have found that the training programme at AG is for the most part very good as..."

"From experience in my department solicitors and partners are excellent at this. It..."

"Dress code is business attire with dress down Fridays. The northern offices are moving..."

"I usually work a minimum of 12 hours a day, going up to 17 hours at peak time."

"Remuneration is ok, but there is an increasing gap between London and northern o..."

"Free drinks Friday: best opportunity for everyone to come together and catch up...."

"There is a rigorous interview process. It consisted of: a written application, a..."

"Interview questions consisted of work undertaken, and my previous experience. This..."

"Using large quantities of paper is still a problem here."

"There are some schemes in place including a return to work scheme for women who have..."

"As a trainee I have had excellent client contact and responsibility levels, which..."

"There are plenty of opportunities available for those who are interested. All trainees..."

"The firm consists of friendly people doing high quality work."

"IT is frequently slow and occasionally crashes."

"Location, diversity and the culture of the firm."

"The retention rates are good."

"All trainees spend a week in Romania prior to starting with the firm building houses..."

"AG is innovative, ambitious and aspirational."

"Each year a number of our vacation schemers come through the diversity access scheme..."

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

"Continue to improve the IT systems and provide a more efficient and better training..."

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