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8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 22 ratings in 2016)
"Relaxed, dynamic, ambitious."
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...

"I applied for a vacation scheme and received my training contract on the back of..."

"Whilst you may be required to work late there is no pressure to stick around when..."

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

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

"The best offices of any London-based law firm. Period. Spitalfields market is vibrant..."

"Personally, I've had a reasonable experience of hours. I've never done more than..."

"We don't get trainee bonuses but I actually think that's a good thing, given that..."

"The best perk is having access to an amazing roof terrace with a heavily subsidised..."

"I was asked why I wanted to work for the firm, why I wanted to be a solicitor, my..."

"There is a lot of literature on this around the print rooms and double sided printing..."

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

"As a second seat trainee in corporate, I have been given a lot of responsibility...."

"There are lots of pro bono projects around. A&O's commitment to law centres is good..."

"Quality of work – interesting deals and high levels of responsibility. People –..."

"Unpredictability of hours. Having to work to tight deadlines."

"Magic circle firms are a strong option in terms of training. I wanted to learn as..."

"Retention rates have generally been high but competition for new qualifier positions..."

"We've got a massage service in the health centre."

"Relaxed, dynamic, ambitious."

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