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8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 22 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, innovative, challenging."
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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"Allen & Overy is one of the friendliest of the Magic Circle law firms. In general,..."

"There is a good emphasis on training on all levels. Training can be non-legal (e.g...."

"Most people I have worked with are very approachable and very willing to give feedback...."

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"Hours are long, but generally senior staff try to accommodate if you have specific..."

"A recent salary review kept pay static."

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"We have policies to help but there's still lots of unnecessary printing."

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"Trainees in the ICM group are often responsible for maintaining client contact on..."

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"Complex legal situations. Good opportunities to learn the structure of deals inside..."

"Unpredictability of hours. Culture of face-time in some departments. A&O is also..."

"The reputation of the firm. It has many international offices and it provides the..."

"They seem very high."

"George Allen (one of the founders) was legal advisor to King Edward VIII during his..."

"High quality, proactive, inclusive."

"Greater choice when it comes to selecting departments to sit in."

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