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8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 22 ratings in 2016)
"Ambitious and hard-working, with an approachable and friendly atmosphere."
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...

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"There could be greater flexibility with seat planning."

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