Get the inside buzz from graduates at Akin Gump

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2017)
"A brilliant firm in all respects."
7.9 / 10
Formal Training
7.8 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.3 / 10
7.5 / 10
8.9 / 10
8.3 / 10
Pro Bono
8.3 / 10


  • Supervisors and colleagues are friendly and willing to help and provide regular feedback.
  • There has been a very good retention rate historically.
  • The smaller intake means that trainees can be given a high level of responsibility and exposure to work.
  • Trainees consider their salary to be very competitive when compared to similar firms.


  • Some feel that there is a lack of formal training available.
  • Not much is seen to be done regarding being environmentally conscious.
  • The quality of work can vary between departments.
  • There could be more social activities organised.

What insiders say about...

"Be confident, and make sure you have brushed up on your commercial knowledge before..."

"Everyone is expected to work very closely together and there is a lot of collaboration..."

"The firm runs Trainee Education and Development talks once every two weeks. These..."

"Supervisors are incredibly helpful and good mentors. Partners also take the time..."

"The offices are very nice. The dress code is smart casual most of the time."

"The hours vary depending on your department."

"It's outstanding pay that's matched by very few other firms."

"Option to order dinner after 7.00 pm. Taxi home after 9.00 pm."

"I had various questions about my experience and why I wanted to pursue a career in..."

"I've not noticed much in regards to initiatives on this."

"The first year trainees are all girls, which is positive."

"I am given a lot of responsibility but help is never far away when I need it. The..."

"The firm offers plenty of opportunities to get involved with pro bono work."

"The great people."

"The hours."

"Positive media coverage."

"The firm has a small trainee intake because it wants to keep the trainees it takes..."

"We have an amazing roof terrace overlooking Shoreditch."

"A brilliant firm in all respects."

"More structured training and social events."

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