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...

"There is an online application form followed by two interviews with partners of the..."

"Friendly, non-hierarchical, efficient."

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

"There are review meetings held with a partner, the graduate recruitment team and..."

"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."

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

"I've had the opportunity to attend quite a few client events that would usually be..."

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

"I haven't yet seen much information on this, though we recycle and I understand there..."

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

"Trainees are expected to take on a lot of responsibility, which is both challenging..."

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

"Hands-on work, knowledgeable supervisors, small trainee intake."

"The firm could be a bit more social."

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

"Retention has been very good previously."

"We have an amazing roof terrace overlooking Shoreditch."

"Small, challenging, friendly."

"More structured training and social events."

Remember to mention TARGETjobs when contacting employers!