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Bird & Bird LLP

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8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 6 ratings in 2018)
"Working at the cutting edge of our sectors."
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...

"When I applied I submitted an application followed by a pre-recorded video interview...."

"Everyone at the firm's friendly and approachable. There is definitely an 'open-door'..."

"The training programme is pretty comprehensive and timetabled to all happen as early..."

"I have had very accessible supervisors. They mostly know when to encourage independence..."

"There is a new building almost completed and we are due to move in in July 2016"

"The firm does not have a culture of long hours for the sake of it. If there is work..."

"As trainee salaries go, it's not the best, but then again, I think the trainees at..."

"The rewards and benefits team is very well organised and the firm offers all of the..."

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

"A brief interview on the assessment day discussed how, as a trainee, I'd fit into..."

"The firm encourages recycling and the lights are on sensors so they don't waste energy..."

"The firm has a good male/female mix. Retention is very strong."

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

"We get lots of opportunities for this."

"I am yet to meet a colleague who isn't helpful and friendly. Everyone has taken the..."

"I do not like the variation in quality of work between departments."

"The technology, science and engineering focus."

"Retention rates are good. I hope to be kept on."

"At least four fee earners in the London office have competed in sport at a national..."

"A friendly and dynamic firm, offering quality work."

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

"I want more flexibility in choosing supervisor within a department."

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