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8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2016)
"Down to earth, ambitious, friendly."
Pros: 
  • Trainees become very sociable early on due to the small intake size.
  • Good quality training, both formal and informal.
  • A strong focus on work/life balance.
  • A friendly and supportive environment.
Cons: 
  • The seat rotation process could be more transparent.
  • Communication between departments could be improved.
  • There is not much opportunity for secondments abroad.
  • Quality of work and client contact can vary a lot between departments.
Culture
8.9 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.0 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.0 / 10
 
Hours
8.1 / 10
 
Salary
7.7 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.8 / 10
 
Pro Bono
6.8 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Two interviews (one with a partner and senior associate, one with two partners) and..."

"I've been busy since I arrived here, which has resulted in long hours on occasion...."

"Training is very good. We have access to lots of talks; associates and partners take..."

"I have been positively impressed with the amount of feedback consistently provided..."

"Computer network can be a bit temperamental at times. Client meeting rooms are nice..."

"I start at 9.00 am and usually finish at 7.00 pm. I've only worked past 8.00 pm about..."

"Happy with the level of pay."

"Very generous pension, and we occasionally have free lunches with partners when someone..."

"Why law? Why Bristows? Why I chose my undergraduate degree and what hobbies I had...."

"There is a CSR team focused on environmental initiatives."

"There is an LGBT network and we collaborate with other firms because of our size..."

"All of the seats are really mixed but I would say, from having discussed with trainees..."

"Bristows has many pro bono initiatives and everyone is encouraged to participate..."

"Friendly environment. Reasonable hours. Top clients. Intellectually challenging ..."

"There could be more choice in terms of whether or not you complete a particular ..."

"The hours, the reputation for friendliness, the quality of the work, the nice of..."

"Excellent. The feeling is that the firm will keep everyone unless they really screw..."

"We sponsor a bee-hive in central London."

"Quirky, friendly, supportive, responsive."

"Hiring more temporary paralegals during busy disclosure periods."

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