Get the inside buzz from graduates at Bird & Bird LLP

8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 6 ratings in 2018)
"An interesting, fun and straightforward place to work."
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...

"A candidate should think about how Bird & Bird is different to other firms and how,..."

"The firm is the most co-operative one that I've been to. There's been no one that..."

"The firm takes a personal approach to your career development ensuring you get at..."

"There is a mentoring scheme with new qualifiers, which has been a really good point..."

"Our offices are modern, clean and have great views. We also have dress-down Fridays...."

"As a trainee, my hours are erratic. Sometimes I will have a week of 9.30 am to 7.00..."

"There are a few gripes based on astronomical US salaries, but we don't do those hours..."

"There are a good variety of sociable events, including the annual Bird & Bird football..."

"There is an application form and a video interview. This was followed by an assessment..."

"I was asked about Oscar Pistorious' trial and whether firms should take instructions..."

"I believe that the new building we are moving to in 2016 will be green."

"I believe there is an even male to female ratio throughout the firm. The firm has..."

"This varies by department. My work in dispute resolution was generally more challenging..."

"I've worked at the South Westminster Legal Advice Centre. It was great experience..."

"I have an excellent quality of work, but in a relaxed and friendly environment."

"We have lower salaries than other places. We're also specialists, so some areas don't..."

"Its culture, strength in media and entertainment, and the firm's respect for our..."

"I was very confident as a new joiner, however, the competition for popular departments..."

"The weekly newsletter is called 'BirdTalk' and gives an update on all the goings..."

"Vibrant, cutting-edge work, friendly."

"The firm has held and attended events for ethnic minorities interested in a career..."

"More feedback being offered to trainees would be good."

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