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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2016)
"Bond Dickinson is a driven and focused firm that is supportive and friendly."
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
 
 

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"You need to have a good knowledge of the firm and their sector specific focus when..."

"I think that there is a clear hierarchy in the firm, and staff respect those who..."

"There are training sessions run specifically for trainees, and then we are also invited..."

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

"It's a modern office with good views across Tower Bridge and the Tower of London..."

"Whilst you are expected to record seven hours a day, which is an achievable goal,..."

"The firm's salary is very competitive and the highest for a law firm in Newcastl..."

"We receive free private health care with the firm!"

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

"I was asked questions about why I chose Bond Dickinson over other Bristol firms,..."

"The firm is currently looking to get ISO accreditation."

"The corporate social responsibility committee is very active in this area."

"There is a strong focus on direct client contact wherever possible, although supervision..."

"The firm is very active in CSR, with regular charity events and collections for charities...."

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

"Communication from HR can be slow at times."

"I worked at the firm as a paralegal before gaining my training contract and was very..."

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

"All of our offices are on rivers."

"A great place to work."

"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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