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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Bond Dickinson

7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2016)
"A personal, innovative and value driven firm."
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...

"There is an assessment day to get onto the vacation scheme. There is a negotiation..."

"The hierarchy seems present but does not affect daily life in terms of teamwork and..."

"The PSC is very well organised but there are no other formal training sessions -..."

"Solicitors and partners are very accessible and make good mentors. I think that feedback..."

"We have recently gone through an office revamp and reshuffle which has really made..."

"It varies between teams. If you show a willingness to work outside of the core hours..."

"For the region we have a very good salary, I couldn't comment on the other offices...."

"In my office we receive free tickets to Beamish Museum. Otherwise, in my opinion,..."

"I worked as a paralegal in the firm and went through the same process of applications..."

"In the interview I was asked questions about my non-law degree, and why I wanted..."

"We have introduced e-filing in most departments now, discouraging paper waste."

"It's been involved with promoting diversity in the community and I believe the firm..."

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

"My team seem very involved in its clients initiatives."

"The location gives a local and regional feel with the ability to do City work. There's..."

"Communication from HR can be slow at times."

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

"There is very good retention here. If a trainee wants to stay, in our office at least,..."

"Most of our offices are near to a river, so they have some lovely views."

"Flexible, involving, positive, future looking."

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

"The seat rotations could be handled more effectively."

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