City scape

Offices & Dress

8.8 / 10

(based on 12 ratings in 2018)

2018

"The firm's offices are in a wonderful location. We're situated on the River Thames in the impressive Unilever House and are ideally situated for attending court as well as the various bars and eateries in the City. The offices are spacious with an abundance of meeting rooms and a newly designed open-plan area upstairs gives trainees the opportunity to work in more than one environment. The dress code is business smart Monday to Thursday but Friday is a dress-down day when smart casual wear, such as jeans, can be worn. This gives a further relaxed vibe to the firm."
First year trainee, London
"The firm has just expanded its office space with a new open-plan area for our real estate and corporate teams. Its location on the river in Blackfriars is great, especially if you have an office with a river view! Our dress code is usually formal as you would expect but we do have dress-down Fridays where jeans and trainers are normal attire provided you do not have a client meeting."
Second year trainee, London
"The office is brilliant and in a great location. Our newly refurbished area looks very impressive! The dress code is fairly relaxed, particularly for women, with dress-down Fridays every week as well."
First year trainee, London
"The layout here is a combination of offices (two or three people to a room) and open-plan (for the corporate and real estate teams). The location is opposite Blackfriars Station on the north side of the river. The dress code is smart and guys wear suits without ties generally (although some like to wear a snazzy tie on occasion). Women wear normal office attire."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm has a nice mixture of open-plan spaces and offices. It is well located and we have dress down Fridays."
First year trainee, London
"It is a joy to walk across Blackfriars Bridge to the office because of its location within a beautiful art deco stone building on the river. While very modern on the inside, it makes a difference to be able to work in a building with some history, rather than one of the many glass and metal offices."
Second year trainee, London

2017

"We're in a great location and have great offices on the river."
First year trainee, London
"The office building is very impressive and in a good location. The offices themselves are comfortable and we have lots of IT resources to draw on. Some facilities, such as the bike shed and showers, are shared with other companies in the building and so tend to be busy but are, at least, available. The dress code is smart office wear but we have recently started to have dress down Fridays."
Second year trainee, London
"The office is very nice and in a very cool building right on the river in Blackfriars. Being with Unilever also has its perks. There are several kitchen areas with lots of biscuits and coffee. It would be nice to have a proper canteen, not just the cafe downstairs. The dress code is formal but not too formal and, unless you are going into a client meeting, jackets and ties are not generally required. Most women do not wear heels everyday and there is also dress down Friday, which is much more relaxed."
First year trainee, London
"It's a modern office behind a stunning stone facade opposite Blackfriars station. It would be great if we had access to a gym in the building as there isn't really time to go to the gym over lunch. Rumour has it that we will be increasing our office space later this year when we reclaim some of the space subleased to the Royal Academy. The dress code has been relaxed in the last year so there's no need to wear ties to client meetings and we can dress down on a Friday. It would be great if we could dress down every day like some firms permit as most of our clients are quite casually dressed."
Second year trainee, London

2016

"An amazing office in the City. Dress code generally does not require ties, but smartens up for clients. Probably one of the smarter firms in the City."
First year trainee, London
"Great building. Good location overlooking the river. Ties only required for client meetings."
Second year trainee, London
"Great location with views of the Thames. Good space, although the firm is growing so rapidly that sometimes there are three to a room."
Second year trainee, London
"The location and architecture of the office is great, as are the facilities. Some internal offices don't have windows, which is a downside. The dress code is professional."
First year trainee, London
"Computer network can be a bit temperamental at times. Client meeting rooms are nice (although art work could be more colourful). We need more space as meeting rooms are often fully booked. The Unilever building is both classic on the outside and modern on the inside. We have access to the Unilever shop, which sells exceptionally cheap cosmetics, washing powder and Ben & Jerry's ice cream."
London
"Lovely offices (stunning building etc), but getting a bit cramped now as we are recruiting more people."
First year trainee, London
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