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8.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 21 ratings in 2017)
"Bond Dickinson is ambitious, friendly, dynamic and non-hierarchical."
Culture
8.6 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.5 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.5 / 10
 
Hours
7.9 / 10
 
Salary
6.1 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.8 / 10
 
Pro Bono
6.4 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • Maintaining a decent work/life balance is encouraged by the firm.
  • The levels of responsibility are very good for trainees from the outset.
  • The culture at the firm is very friendly, which leads to a pleasant working environment.
  • There is high-quality work and opportunities to run your own files.

Cons

  • Not all trainees get information about their seats as early as they would like.
  • Communication within the firm could be improved.
  • Some feel that the pay could be more competitive.
  • While feedback is given, some trainees feel it could be more structured.

What insiders say about...

"Before the interview get to know the firm inside out. Culture and values are at the..."

"The firm's culture is inclusive and relatively relaxed. It can be busy and fractious..."

"The firm has a fantastic network of professional support lawyers and departments..."

"Every seat I undertook allowed me access to excellent informal mentoring from solicitors,..."

"The firm has shown itself to be very forward-thinking in relation to its offices...."

"It differs by department but eight or nine hour days are standard. I tend to get..."

"Since Bond Dickinson's merger, the pay for trainees has increased quite signific..."

"We sponsor the local sports ground so we get free tickets to premier league football..."

"The assessment day involved a group exercise, an interview, a presentation, role..."

"Some interview questions asked involved what I did outside of work, what areas of..."

"There are posters asking you to think before you print but efforts could be grea..."

"The firm has a great approach to diversity. Within the current trainee intake, over..."

"I have only just started the training contract so I have yet to get to day-to-day..."

"I have not personally been involved in conventional pro bono work. However, the firm's..."

"The culture is very open and friendly here at the firm."

"The firm can be slow at sorting seat rotations."

"The ethos/culture drew me towards the firm: it is friendly, yet professional and..."

"There tend to be enough jobs available for all the trainees. The issue is, where..."

"The merger has created a £100m firm."

"Flexible, involving, positive, future looking."

"Their graduate recruitment is very keen to ensure a wide variance of applicants on..."

"Feedback from supervisors should count towards a point-based scoring system for trainees..."

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