Get the inside buzz from graduates at Akin Gump

7.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 4 ratings in 2016)
"Innovative, dedicated, and passionate about what we do."
Pros: 
  • Supervisors provide regular feedback.
  • A good retention rate historically.
Cons: 
  • There is a lack of formal training available.
  • Difficult to predict the level of client contact.
Culture
7.3 / 10
 
Formal Training
6.8 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.5 / 10
 
Hours
7.3 / 10
 
Salary
8.5 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.3 / 10
 
Pro Bono
7.5 / 10
 
 

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

"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."

"I feel we are well paid."

"Cookies at every meeting."

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

"I have direct contact with clients on a daily basis."

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

"The great people."

"Less formalised training compared to peers’ experiences at magic circle firms."

"Positive media coverage."

"Retention has been very good previously."

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