Get the inside buzz from graduates at Browne Jacobson

8.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2017)
"Diverse and accepting."
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...

"Online application, numerical and verbal reasoning test, phone interview, assessment..."

"All the teams I have worked in have been very supportive. People are approachable..."

"We have good networking events but I think there could be more formal training."

"From experience, the solicitors and partners are very accessible (not always in person..."

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

"The firm is very flexible. On a typical day I will get in to work at about 8.30 am..."

"Pay is market average for the type of firm. There's no personal bonus – only a..."

"The firm offers a good pension. Occasionally, tickets are available to both football..."

"Competency questions, situational judgement questions and wider commercial/political..."

"We are primarily a paperlite office with a huge emphasis on recycling. All food packaging..."

"In terms of gender ratio, I would say that there are many women in the firm, even..."

"I have experienced a really broad range of very high-quality work. Day to day I support..."

"There are a lot of pro bono opportunities and general local community volunteeri..."

"There is a rich variety of work and we have opportunities to work in different s..."

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

"I had worked as a paralegal in the firm and liked what I saw. There are partners..."

"Retention rates are typically around 90% and there are usually jobs in a number of..."

"The Nottingham office has a little garden that regularly hosts events such as fireworks..."

"Approachable, insightful and driven."

"More discussion between trainees and HR/partners over where you would be interested..."

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