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8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 24 ratings in 2015)
"Great people."
Pros: 
  • Working hours at the firm are very reasonable and flexible, allowing trainees to maintain a good work/life balance
  • Work provided to trainees is interesting and stimulating, and the variety keeps it fresh
  • The firm's open-plan office encourages a social culture both inside and outside of work
  • Feedback and communication are effective at the firm, which ensures that development is continual
Cons: 
  • Work at the firm is challenging at times and the working environment can feel highly pressured
  • Core concepts of the firm's work and products could have been explained in more detail
  • Training from external sources could be more structured in nature
  • Travelling to client sites can be tiresome on some occasions
Culture
8.9 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.0 / 10
 
Hours
9.1 / 10
 
Salary
8.4 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.4 / 10
 
 
Training
8.0 / 10
 

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