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Perks

2016

"The best perks include the very subsidised restaurant and the views that accompany it on the (nearly) top floor of the new office building and the free coffees at the barista bar."
First year trainee, London
"The subsidised canteen food is really good. It's on the 11th floor, which has a view over the Thames and the Houses of Parliament on one side and the entirety of West London on the other."
First year trainee, London
"The benefits are all excellent. We can get in-office massages once a month for around £15."
First year trainee, London
"We have subsidised massages, nail care and guitar lessons to name but a few, not to mention a brilliant restaurant with amazing City views."
First year trainee, London
"The restaurant. We have free barista-style coffee, which makes getting through any day a breeze – it's like having a free independent coffee shop upstairs."
First year trainee, London
"The rewards and benefits team is very well organised and the firm offers all of the usual perks."
First year trainee, London
"We have a monthly departmental drinks trolley and a free day off around Christmas in addition to our normal holiday allowance."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"Perks include free entry (as the firm sponsors them) to the Royal Academy and Design Museum. The firm has various and fairly frequent work nights out, varying from department to department."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm is part of a Europe-wide football tournament, which it pays for! Lots of free dinners are put on with clients and there are client events too."
Second year trainee, London
"HR are great at organising events and dinners, which they often provide a budget for. We also get free entry to the Royal Academy and can take friends at a discount which is great."
Second year trainee, London
"The fact that Bird & Bird pays into your pension without requiring any contribution from you is amazing - I have no idea if law firms tend to offer that, but it's not that common in other companies!"
First year trainee, London
"Bird & Bird generally offers lots of social gatherings, either departmental or for the whole office."
London
"If you have to stay past 9:00pm, you get a takeaway and a taxi home on the house."
Second year trainee, London
"Perks include a subsidised gym membership, taxis/dinner if working late and lots of social/sports clubs. If there isn't a club for your hobby/interest then the firm is more than happy to provide a budget for you to set one up."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"Perks include: a good pension (which the firm pays even if you don't), great social and sports opportunities and the Wednesday cake trolley!"
First year trainee, London
"We have table football in the kitchen, trainee socials and summer parties."
Second year trainee, London
"We get a good pension, corporate gym membership, some free entry to London attractions, a cycle to work scheme and corporate discounts."
First year trainee, London
"The firm organises a firm-wide football tournament each year, hosted by one of the firm's offices. The majority of the cost is covered by the firm."
Second year trainee, London
"One good perk is free admission to venues that the firm has sponsorship deals with. We can also expense food and a taxi home after 9:00pm."
First year trainee, London
"There are plenty of sports teams and extra-curricular activities, so you can have a life, stay fit and meet people within the firm and it's all paid for by work."
First year trainee, London
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