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...

"Interviews are with the graduate recruitment panel consisting of the graduate recruitment..."

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

"Emphasis is on bespoke learning on the job, supplemented by bi-weekly formal training..."

"Everyone is always willing to take the extra five minutes to explain a situation..."

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

"Hours are seat and deal dependant. They can often be long."

"The money is great, especially upon qualification. I've had no experience with the..."

"Food and taxis home provided when working late."

"A mix between questions focusing on the work done at the firm (finance in particular)..."

"It could do more on this front. I would like to see more of an emphasis on recycling...."

"We have a lot of different nationalities around the office."

"The quality of work varies from department to department. When I was in litigation,..."

"I have worked on two pro bono projects so far, one of which I was able to lead. The..."

"The intelligent, hard-working people who are passionate about their jobs and their..."

"The hours."

"The firm's specialist finance-related departments."

"The firm puts in a lot of effort into ensuring that all trainees who want to qualify..."

"We have a beautiful roof terrace overlooking Shoreditch House."

"A brilliant firm in all respects."

"More structured training and social events."

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