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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, client-focused and expanding."
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...

"Be aware of current commercial issues and be prepared to talk in depth about your..."

"Although I do not think that the firm maintains its sociable culture after-hours..."

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

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

"The dress code is smart during the week but there are dress down Fridays each week..."

"8.30 am – 6.00 pm. The firm is quite flexible but it depends on which team you..."

"Unfortunately, due to the discrepancies in working hours across the different sectors..."

"The secondment opportunities are a great perk, and come with great perks such as..."

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

"Throughout my interview I was asked a lot of questions about my background and interests..."

"I am currently unsure of the firm's efforts to reduce their carbon footprint."

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

"As a first seat trainee I am expecting a lot of client interaction here at the f..."

"We help out at the Greenwich legal advice centre, participate in the primary school..."

"The culture is definitely one of the best things about working for the firm: at all..."

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

"I chose the firm for the quality of work and clients, the company culture and colleagues,..."

"There are enough jobs to go around at Bond Dickinson, but importantly, it depends..."

"Since merging we have nine offices in eight cities."

"Friendly, inclusive, laid-back."

"Bond Dickinson offers several work placements."

"Seat rotations could be announced further in advance."

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