Bird & Bird LLP

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8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 6 ratings in 2018)
"Fun, exciting, innovative."
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.

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"Know the firm inside out: website, promotional material and recent deals/cases, etc...."

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"People are keen to give you background on, and ensure you understand, each case before..."

"The new office is brilliant and the subsidised canteen is generally fantastic. Dress-down..."

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

"We have a monthly departmental drinks trolley and a free day off around Christmas..."

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

"I was asked about my application and my time at university. However, I understand..."

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

"There are several groups and committees in the firm that you can get involved with..."

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

"I have done a few pro bono matters. This is usually providing free advice in respect..."

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"We're currently very busy. However, this does show that the firm's successful."

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"The rates here are very good."

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"Forward-thinking, modern and welcoming."

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