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8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 22 ratings in 2016)
"Advanced, driven, dynamic."
Pros: 
  • Trainees get the opportunity to work on a wide variety of high-level work.
  • Colleagues are friendly and the atmosphere within the firm is very positive.
  • Trainee’s speak highly of the office’s facilities, views and location.
Cons: 
  • Hours can be unpredictable making it hard to maintain a good work/life balance.
  • Too many staff members on a deal can mean that the allocation of work is not always even.
  • There could be more international secondments for trainees.
Culture
8.4 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.2 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.1 / 10
 
Hours
6.2 / 10
 
Salary
8.0 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.8 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.8 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"For the vacation scheme, the application process consisted of a written submission..."

"The firm is really friendly with a lack of hierarchy; for example, partners are very..."

"This depends on department – some are very good at this, others not so much. Plenty..."

"In my current department the senior lawyers are all fantastic for feedback and mentoring;..."

"As far as I am concerned you can't fault the office. It's custom built and has everything..."

"Working hours vary significantly based on what seat you are in, however, generally..."

"Salaries for trainees are not quite on par with the pay from US firms but are really..."

"Free gym in the basement of the building with free classes. Good pension, good maternity..."

"As well as all of the usual interview questions about myself, my experiences and..."

"Recycling is commonplace throughout the firm and food is generally responsibly sourced...."

"The firm has lots of female trainees and solicitors but the firm has a very low number..."

"Even in my first seat, I am given a good level of responsibility. Occasionally there..."

"Pro bono is taken really seriously here. We have a lot of long term commitments to..."

"The level of support both technical and legal and the energy/money invested in on-the-job..."

"The firm is a big machine that can sometimes be a bit difficult to manoeuvre. The..."

"The quality of the work, the secondment opportunities (during and after training),..."

"Given that the niche areas appeal to me more, I'd have to say it's touch and go whether..."

"A&O has an outstanding bar and roof terrace overlooking the City of London."

"Challenging but always friendly and approachable."

"I'd like the firm to offer guarantee international secondments to those that want..."

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