Get the inside buzz from graduates at Bird & Bird LLP

9.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 22 ratings in 2015)
"An exciting, forward-thinking, adaptable and client focused firm."
  • 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
  • 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
9.4 / 10
Formal Training
8.5 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.1 / 10
8.5 / 10
6.7 / 10
7.7 / 10
Pro Bono
7.9 / 10

What insiders say about...

"My advice is to be yourself, and be a team player. Be thoughtful in your responses..."

"Everyone is very friendly and approachable from the PAs to the partners, there really..."

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

"The majority of mentors are very approachable and willing to offer any assistance..."

"We have a great location, but facilities and office space are a bit dated. The firm..."

"I usually start at 9:00am, but am always happy to go in earlier (8:00am) for training..."

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

"HR are great at organising events and dinners, which they often provide a budget..."

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

"I was given questions such as "Why do you think you would fit in at Bird & Bird?"..."

"This is not something that is hugely promoted, but we have recycling bins and are..."

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

"I have had quite a high level of client interaction, and my day-to-day responsibilities..."

"We are all given one free day off to do corporate social responsibility activities..."

"The culture and people at the firm make for a friendly working environment."

"I feel like communication between departments within the firm or with HR could be..."

"I wanted to work for a forward-thinking, cutting edge and rapidly expanding firm..."

"Retention rates are excellent: slightly below 100%, but for the right reasons. Trainees..."

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

"A quirky, fun, market leading and cool place to work."

"There are a large number of events held to assist/attract non-typical applicants..."

"More international secondment opportunities would be ideal."

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