Get the inside buzz from graduates at Browne Jacobson

8.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2017)
"Friendly, relaxed and personable."
Culture
8.7 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.5 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.2 / 10
 
Hours
8.3 / 10
 
Salary
7.7 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.5 / 10
 
Pro Bono
7.0 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • Trainees are given a variety of high-profile work from a very early stage.
  • The open-plan office helps to ensure that people of all levels felt approachable.
  • Hours are seen as being less demanding and more flexible than at similar firms.
  • The retention rates have historically been very high.

Cons

  • Some feel that technical systems could be updated.
  • Recent growth in the firm has caused changes that some departments are catching up with.
  • 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...

"Understand what is important to the firm ie sectors and growth."

"This firm has a great culture and it is consistent throughout all of its five offices...."

"I have not had a lot of specific formal trainee training sessions and much of the..."

"Informal training and mentoring is excellent. All senior members of staff and partners..."

"The offices are all really nice and in good locations. The London office has great..."

"Flexible. I work 9.00 am to 5.00 pm on a good day and, if necessary, 8.30 am to 7.30..."

"As a first year trainee, I think the pay is reasonable."

"There are great socials and parties."

"My questions were about my career history – why I was attracted to this firm in..."

"I think the firm needs to put more time and effort into its green initiatives. We..."

"An extremely diverse firm with opportunities to develop and progress that are open..."

"I assist partners on complex matters, draft documents and deal with smaller matters..."

"The London office still has a long way to go but I think the other offices are better...."

"It's friendly with a good work/life balance and approachable senior staff."

"You need to be adaptable to change; the seat process means you can find out fairly..."

"I went to university in Nottingham and really enjoyed it. I wanted to stay in the..."

"The firm is keen to retain as many trainees as possible so retention rates are generally..."

"One of the parking spaces outside the Nottingham office was (or maybe still is) a..."

"Friendly, welcoming, driven."

"It would be helpful to get more information about seat moves sooner."

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