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8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2016)
"Progressive, dynamic, driven."
7.6 / 10
Offices & Dress
6.8 / 10
9.0 / 10
8.5 / 10
7.6 / 10
8.7 / 10


  • Various levels of flexi-time are available across the company so employees get a good work/life balance.
  • A very competitive salary that’s either in line with the industry or above it.
  • Employees feel that they can approach managers and other senior members of the team for advice.
  • A lot of responsibility and high-level work is available to employees from an early stage.


  • The graduate scheme is still being developed, which can lead to last minute changes for graduates.
  • As the offices are spread out, there can be a lot of travel time involved.
  • Administrative roles can lead to quite repetitive and dull tasks.
  • Due to the spread of work, some locations may not have many graduates.

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