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...

"Interviews are with the graduate recruitment panel consisting of the graduate recruitment..."

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Cookies at every meeting."

"A mix between questions focusing on the work done at the firm (finance in particular)..."

"I've not noticed much in regards to initiatives on this."

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

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

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

"The intelligent, hard-working people who are passionate about their jobs and their..."

"The level of responsibility can feel daunting and challenging at times."

"The people and the vacation scheme experience."

"The firm puts in a lot of effort into ensuring that all trainees who want to qualify..."

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


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

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