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8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 22 ratings in 2016)
"Advanced, challenging, stimulating."
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...

"Best preparation is always to experience the firm - open days, recruitment events,..."

"The culture's great - I felt at ease even during my interview. You make great friends..."

"Structured and well thought out. You are trained on the usual legal topics (depending..."

"My trainer experiences have been very positive. Both trainers have taken time out..."

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

"The hours you work depends on the department. I think there are tougher hours in..."

"Pay is very competitive. We don't have bonuses for trainees but that doesn't bother..."

"The firm supported me to move from overseas by covering my flight, providing temporary..."

"What is the difference between a bond and a loan? What other career choices have..."

"You see a lot of evidence of environmental concern, actually. There is major encouragement..."

"A&O has made this a strategic priority this year and the LGBT visibility in the firm..."

"I have excellent client contact - I'm in touch with clients every day. My day to..."

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

"The variety of work and opportunities (whether client work, pro-bono work, clubs,..."

"There can be long days and the hours are often unpredictable."

"I chose A&O because I wanted to do high profile work for quality clients and to work..."

"Retention is good in more general departments, however specialist departments are..."

"We acted for King Edward VIII during the abdication crisis of 1936. The table on..."

"Bright, down-to-earth people."

"I'd like the firm to increase the amount of international secondments.."

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