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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Bird & Bird LLP

9.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 22 ratings in 2015)
"An interesting, fun and straightforward place to work."
Pros: 
  • Approachable colleagues help to give the firm a sociable and relaxed culture
  • Reasonable hours and a lack of a face-time culture means trainees can maintain a good work/life balance
  • Retention rates are very strong as the firm sees trainees as investments rather than resources
  • Initial training sessions as well as department-specific top-ups help trainees develop their skills
Cons: 
  • The quality of the work given to trainees has a tendency to vary between departments
  • Salaries are slightly below those on offer at similar firms
  • Having the office split across three buildings can be irritating at times
  • Certain seats do not offer a great variety of tasks for trainees to undertake
Culture
9.4 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.5 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.1 / 10
 
Hours
8.5 / 10
 
Salary
6.7 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.7 / 10
 
Pro Bono
7.9 / 10
 
 

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"The firm puts a big emphasis on its sector focus - in the interview make sure you..."

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"There are some inconsistencies between managers and departments."

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