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Bird & Bird LLP

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8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 6 ratings in 2018)
"Fun and friendly while still being serious."
8.8 / 10
Formal Training
8.0 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.8 / 10
7.6 / 10
6.8 / 10
7.3 / 10
Pro Bono
6.8 / 10


  • Approachable colleagues help to give the firm a sociable and relaxed culture.
  • Flexible hours and a lack of a face-time culture help trainees to maintain a good work/life balance.
  • There’s an initial training programme, as well as department-specific sessions, to help trainees develop their skills.


  • Salaries are thought to be slightly less competitive than they could be.
  • The responsibility given to trainees has a tendency to vary between departments.
  • Some trainees would like more frequent feedback.

What insiders say about...

"Be yourself in your application. Prepare by researching the firm and knowing what..."

"Almost everyone at the firm is sociable, both inside and outside of working hours...."

"I can't complain too much, although it hasn't always felt particularly structured..."

"We have appraisals every three months. The standard of mentoring you get depends..."

"The dress code is the casual side of business attire - it seems to vary from team..."

"I work 9.00 am – 6.30 pm on average and have a certain amount of control over my..."

"I am currently not familiar with the bonus structure as I have just started. Salary-wise,..."

"The fact that Bird & Bird pays into your pension without requiring any contribution..."

"The process consists of a video interview, an assessment day (which is pretty tough..."

"The questions were mostly about me, what I've done and how I would see myself fitting..."

"Paper is recycled."

"I have experienced nothing to lead me to think the firm is not committed to diversity...."

"The work can vary from leading a client call to drafting to sending out letters and..."

"I've worked for a few clients who are pro bono and also helped out at the South Westminster..."

"The people at the firm make it a very supportive and enjoyable environment. People..."

"The fact that the offices are split across three buildings."

"The firm's areas of legal and commercial expertise and its social reputation were..."

"Retention rates are excellent. More often than not, the reason people aren't kept..."

"Our canteen is called the Bird Table!"

"Bird & Bird is a fun, sociable and friendly firm."

"The firm does not look at only 'redbrick' or a defined group of universities and..."

"More regular overseas secondments."

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