Get the inside buzz from graduates at Akin Gump

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2017)
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..."

"There are training sessions held twice a month that help trainees to learn about..."

"The supervisors are very good at providing regular feedback."

"I couldn't ask for much more. We are based in an amazing area with Spitalfields/Shoreditch..."

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

"Trainee pay is very competitive and the associate salary is market-leading."

"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..."

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

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

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

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

"The great people."

"The firm could be a bit more social."

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

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

"We have an amazing roof terrace overlooking Shoreditch."

"Small, challenging, friendly."

"Looking forward to an enhanced formal training structure being rolled out this year...."

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