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8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 22 ratings in 2016)
"High quality, ambitious, demanding."
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...

"Just make sure you know why you want to be here at Allen & Overy. The application..."

"A law firm is hierarchical but the partners are very friendly and operate an open-door..."

"We have an extensive formal professional skills course programme, much of which is..."

"The firm has a thorough and fair review process. There is also a good mentoring scheme..."

"The office has great views and is well laid out to ensure maximum natural light."

"Hours can be very up and down depending on departmental business, which is often..."

"A recent salary review kept pay static."

"Taxis after 9.00 pm, free dinners after 7.30 pm (which is standard I suppose). There..."

"There were lots of competency style questions about the market and personal questions..."

"We have great policies and ideas but individual staff could be encouraged to follow..."

"There is a good A&Out; programme for the firm's LGBT and friends of LGBT community...."

"Like any other trainee I have had to do some admin and process-oriented work, such..."

"I have volunteered in legal advice clinics and helped research and draft a guide..."

"Working with the best and brightest in the profession. Excellent training and support..."

"The working hours and work/life balance are often challenging."

"I attended the firm's networking event in Durham and liked the people I met. A&O..."

"Retention rates are generally good and most people can stay if they want to."

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

"High quality, ambitious, demanding."

"A guaranteed international secondment."

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