Get the inside buzz from graduates at Akin Gump

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2017)
"Entrepreneurial."
Culture
7.9 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.8 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.3 / 10
 
Hours
7.5 / 10
 
Salary
8.9 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.3 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.3 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

  • 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."

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