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8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2018)
"Friendly and rewarding."
Culture
9.8 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.3 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.9 / 10
 
Hours
9.0 / 10
 
Salary
7.9 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.1 / 10
 
Pro Bono
6.0 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • Trainees are given a variety of high-profile work from a very early stage.
  • There’s a lack of hierarchy and a welcoming culture so people of all levels feel approachable.
  • Hours are seen as being less demanding and more flexible than at similar firms.
  • Facilities in the offices are largely thought of as being very good.

Cons

  • Some feel that technical systems could be updated.
  • There could be more clarity surrounding seat applications.
  • There could be an increase in the amount of formal training.
  • Overall salary is seen by some as below market rate.

What insiders say about...

"There are online tests, a phone interview and an assessment day that includes a partner..."

"Browne Jacobson is an amazing place to work. There is no hierarchy and, due to our..."

"I think there could be more formal, classroom training to help us be better technical..."

"Individuals are accessible and helpful throughout the firm's hierarchy. I interact..."

"The head office in Nottingham is a nice environment and it's great to have a good..."

"It's generally a 9.00 am to 5.00 pm job and is rarely more than 8.00 am to 6.00 pm...."

"There's a small blanket bonus structure covering everyone that's dependent on the..."

"There's a subsidised cafe at the Nottingham office and a good commercial benefits..."

"I was asked questions about my CV, the answers in my online application, myself and..."

"People are generally quite conscious but I haven't seen any particular initiatives..."

"The firm has a really good commitment to diversity, which is visible throughout the..."

"I am involved in working for real clients on real cases and supervised to the right..."

"I was a part of a reading in schools initiative. Once a week, at lunch time, I would..."

"It's a good and supportive work environment in every respect."

"The structures and policies of the firm haven't quite caught up with the national..."

"I'd already paralegalled at the firm and decided I didn't want to leave."

"Retention rates have been consistently high."

"The Nottingham office has a brilliant cafe called No44 and it does delicious chocolate..."

"Friendly, welcoming, driven."

"Increase the allowance for those who move offices."

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