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...

"Make sure you have an awareness of the business. It's also worth practising scenario..."

"Strong emphasis on work/life balance, friendly and supportive environment."

"The firm runs Trainee Education and Development talks once every two weeks. These..."

"I have had the privilege of working with four different supervisors. They have all..."

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

"When signing up to work at any US or magic circle firm in the City, you have to know..."

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

"Cookies at every meeting."

"We spoke a lot about Brexit and I was asked about the impact it may have on legal..."

"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."

"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 great people."

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

"The outstanding quality of work and the friendly atmosphere. It's an American firm..."

"Retention has been very good previously."

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

"A brilliant firm in all respects."

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

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