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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Bond Dickinson

8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 19 ratings in 2015)
"Open, friendly, enthusiastic and genuine."
Pros: 
  • The culture at the firm is very friendly leading to a pleasant working environment
  • Maintaining a decent work/life balance is encouraged by the firm
  • Levels of responsibility for trainees are very good from the outset
  • The high quality work and opportunities to run your own files
Cons: 
  • The firm still has a few post-merger identity issues
  • Trainees do not have much control over the seats they do
  • Beyond initial sessions there aren't many formal training opportunities
  • Communication within the firm could be improved
Culture
8.4 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.8 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.1 / 10
 
Hours
8.1 / 10
 
Salary
6.9 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.5 / 10
 
Pro Bono
6.4 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

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

"There is a very friendly culture throughout the firm. Trainees and junior solicitors..."

"The firm's training programme is quite informal - to get the best training, you have..."

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

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

"I find that although my working hours are not really flexible; the hours themselves,..."

"I think that salaries are reasonable, but as the business continues to expand, they..."

"The best perk is how expenses such as: travel home and for significant others are..."

"I had to do two interviews for my paralegal role, one in front of a senior associate..."

"In the interview I was asked to give examples of my team-working, and examples of..."

"The firm encourages staff to sort their waste into various bins so as to encourage..."

"The firm is a diverse place to work and I have never encountered anything but positivity..."

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

"There are many formal and informal pro bono and corporate social responsibility schemes..."

"A plus is the very approachable people at all levels within the firm."

"The firm's identity is not always clear following the merger, and there is some lack..."

"The ethos/culture drew me towards the firm: it is friendly, yet professional and..."

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

"Our managing partner plays in a band!"

"Flexible, involving, positive, future looking."

"The firm is involved in the apprenticeship system and also has a lot of corporate..."

"I think that some of the compulsory Professional Skills Courses should be at the..."

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