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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2016)
"The firm has good clients, and is friendly with a focus on personal development."
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...

"Before the interview attend talks that the firm hold, as these will give you an insight..."

"This firm is truly operating an 'open-door' policy. The partners are approachable..."

"The professional skills courses are good. The rest is down to who your supervisor..."

"I have a formal mentor, but I think that I probably gain most value from solicitors..."

"All of the offices are in great locations. The Newcastle office is right on the Quayside,..."

"Considering the quality of work, the hours are really good."

"The initial training contract salary is good in my opinion, but it could be better..."

"Pensions and other benefit schemes are a plus."

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

"In my interview I was given topical commercial affairs questions to answer."

"It appears to me not that the firm is not that focused as there are not many recycling..."

"The firm has a large proportion of junior female lawyers, with around 80% of intakes..."

"Within the first two hours on my first day I was at Court with a Senior Associate,..."

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

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

"While it can be difficult to obtain a seat in a niche area if you are at one of the..."

"I was attracted to the reputation and the firm's client list."

"Retention in the south was great but in the north it was not as good. This was purely..."

"We can put some serious cake away in a short period of time!"

"Bond Dickinson offers the opportunity to undertake City/National work in a friendly..."

"There are numerous partnership schemes with schools and colleges in the surrounding..."

"I would like there to be more discussion around first seats."

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