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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Bond Dickinson

7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2016)
"The firm offers great work and clients, while allowing staff to maintain a good work/life balance."
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 got information about their seats as early as they would have liked.
  • Communication within the firm could be improved.
  • Some felt that the pay could be more competitive.
  • While feedback was given, some trainees felt it could have been more structured.
Culture
8.5 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.6 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.2 / 10
 
Hours
7.9 / 10
 
Salary
7.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.3 / 10
 
Pro Bono
6.6 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"My advice is to know why you want to work in a national firm that's not a City firm...."

"Bond Dickinson is a very open and friendly place. Partners and senior associates..."

"I think that good quality Professional Skills Course providers are used."

"The informal training and mentoring at the firm has been very accessible."

"Great location with a great, and very reasonably priced, cafe."

"In my experience, I have found that working hours 9:00am-5:00pm aren't flexible,..."

"The pay is good for a firm of this size in regional offices. The bonus scheme is..."

"Having the pension contributions matched to 5% is a good perk."

"There was an initial application, psychometric tests, as assessment day for the vacation..."

"I was asked questions on everything from why I chose to do a joint honours degree,..."

"In my opinion the firm is starting to improve on efforts to reduce their carbon ..."

"The four partners made up in July 2014 were all female at Bond Dickinson."

"In my role I have experienced a high level of client interaction, and teams trust..."

"Pro bono is an area that the firm is looking to expand with more opportunities for..."

"Good-quality work in a supportive environment."

"Communication could be improved in relation to seat rotations and the qualification..."

"I was drawn to the firm's ambition and drive, more so than most other firms who have..."

"In my experience retention rates are very good here. We were told that the firm is..."

"We get through a lot of cake and sweets!"

"A great place to work."

"The firm has school open days and a mentoring programme."

"Perhaps the pay could be a little higher for trainees."

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