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...

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

"Senior lawyers and partners are very approachable and will happily take time out..."

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

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

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

"There are occasional late nights but I am generally able to leave around 7.30 pm,..."

"Trainee salaries are very generous compared to other City law firms. The firm also..."

"Food and taxis home provided when working late."

"In one interview, I was asked to present my thoughts on a recent publication. In..."

"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."

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

"We have a lot of pro bono opportunities but I have not yet involved myself in any...."

"The great people."

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

"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 an amazing roof terrace overlooking Shoreditch."

"A brilliant firm in all respects."

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

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