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..."

"The culture within the office is great. Colleagues are friendly and always willing..."

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

"Everyone is always willing to take the extra five minutes to explain a situation..."

"Most people wear suits or suit trousers and a shirt. A tie is only necessary when..."

"My hours are average for a City firm."

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

"Option to order dinner after 7.00 pm. Taxi home after 9.00 pm."

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

"It could do more on this front. I would like to see more of an emphasis on recyc..."

"Our lawyers come from a massive range of backgrounds and, as such, the firm's culture..."

"The quality of work varies from department to department. When I was in litigation,..."

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

"The great people."

"Administration and research limitations."

"Positive vacation scheme experience."

"Retention has been very good previously."

"We have an amazing roof terrace overlooking Shoreditch."

"Innovative, dedicated, and passionate about what we do."

"More structured training and social events."

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